Previews: Summerland Tour at the LC Pavilion

From the July 5, 2012 edition

The crown jewel of the ’90s nostalgia movement sweeping across America is the Summerland tour, which plucks five bands of varied repute straight from the alt-radio dial circa 1998 and delivers them to LC Pavilion-sized venues for your youth-prolonging enjoyment — Mark McGrath as Ponce de Leon.

The participants: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground, all of whom have at least one late-period alt classic to their name. Some of them have new songs too, but come on.

The chances of this being life-changing, life-extending or even life-affirming are minimal. But it certainly sounds like more fun than a 10-year high school reunion.