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Third Eye Blind Brings Nostalgia to Houston

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The famous pop culture writer/critic Chuck Klosterman has noted that people most closely identify with music released between their freshman year of high school and their senior year of college. After sifting through my own musical collection, along with those of friends and family, I'm prone to agree.

In no better way was that notion on display than Monday night, when Third Eye Blind played to a sold-out crowd of late-20 and early-30 somethings at House of Blues. While the acoustics left something to be desired, the band - led by frontman Stephan Jenkins - powered through a 75-minute set that had those in attendance singing along to hit after hit.

After launching into the set with "Losing a Whole Year" (my personal favorite 3EB track), the quintet kicked things into gear with hits like "Faster" and "Jumper." However, more poignant moments were reserved for when Jenkins slowed things down with acoustic fare like "Motorcycle Drive-By" and "Slow Motion."

The band returned for a three-song encore, highlighted by mega-hit "Semi-Charmed Life," which sent the crowd home happy.

Having not seen the band since its last tour more than four years ago, it was great to see one of my youth's favorite bands back on stage. A new album is scheduled for 2014. I very much look forward to it, along with the tour which it accompanies.

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