General Info "Third Eye Blind is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1993. The songwriting duo of Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan signed the band's first major label recording contract with Elektra Records in 1996, which was later reported as the largest publishing deal ever for an unsigned artist. The band released their self-titled album, Third Eye Blind, in 1997, with the band largely consisting of Jenkins (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Cadogan (lead guitar), Arion Salazar (bass guitar), and Brad Hargreaves (drums). Shortly after the release of the band's second album in 1999, Blue, with the same line-up, Cadogan was released from the band under controversial circumstances.
The band continued on, but with many line-up changes and gaps between album releases. The band released Out of the Vein in 2003 and Ursa Major in 2009, with only Jenkins and Hargreaves as the remaining core members. The band's current iteration, including Kryz Reid (lead guitar), Alex Kopp (keyboards), and Alex LeCavalier (bass guitar), recorded the band's fifth studio album, Dopamine, which was released in 2015.
The band found commercial success in the late 1990s, with Third Eye Blind and Blue going six times and single platinum in the United States respectively.Several songs were a commercial success as well, with "Semi-Charmed Life," "Jumper," and "How's It Going to Be," all reaching the Top 10 of the US Billboard Hot 100, and "Never Let You Go" reaching the Top 20. Third Eye Blind has sold around 12 million records worldwide.
First two albums are the only ones that really matter (in my opinion could be wrong) . All of them are available on Spotify.
Sounds Like: The alternative post grunge era of bands that dominated the airwaves in the mid to late 90's (Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls ect.) Genre: Alternative rock, pop-rock, post-grunge
Suggest Listening (besides the do-do-do song we all know, seriously some of these songs are actually pretty good)
Physical Reaction/Live Show: From what I've seen they still sound pretty decent live. My guess is prepare to stand at the overcrowded Which Stage in the burning sun with people constantly moving in and out, and waiting for the big Semi Charmed life sing along. This'll probably give you an exact idea of what the show will be like.
Personal Notes: Okay, I actually really grew up with this band being played constantly in the car and in my house. Like, I can sing most of the words to their first two albums. My parents really loved this band at the time. I had one opportunity to see them at Music Midtown 2014, but I decided to be at Vic Mensa's show instead. I'll probably check out their set if I really have nothing else to see (and I might end up being the biggest fan in vicinity??...it'll be like Billy Joel all over again).