Jack FM 93.1’s annual show in Irvine, CA took place at the Five Point Amphitheater on Oct. 14. Jack’s 13th show had a very '90s line up of 311, Third Eye Blind, Stone Temple Pilots, Everclear and Alien Ant Farm. Also in the lineup was Neon Trees, a band of the 00’s. Alien Ant Farm, which is still 4/5 of the original lineup, played a short 30-minute set including their biggest hit a cover of Michael Jackson’s "Smooth Criminal."
Everclear was the second band to play. Although Everclear is just down to one original member with guitarist/vocalist Art Alexakis, they played a great set of classics like “Father of Mine,” “Santa Monica,” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”
The third band to perform was Neon Trees and frontman Tyler Glenn stated he was heavily influenced by all the bands on the bill and it was an honor to play the same stage since they were a newer band compared to the others playing. Neon Trees came to fame when they released their debut album Habits in 2010 with the No.1 Alternative Songs Chart single “Animal.” Glenn had a much different appearance from the last time I saw him but had all the great dance moves. Neon Trees played all the hits including “Animal” and "Everybody Talks," as well as a cover of The Human Leagues' “Don’t You Want Me.”
Stone Temple Pilots with their new singer Jeff Gutt played a set full of STP classics like “Vasoline,” “Plush,” “Interstate Love Song” and “Sex Type Thing.” STP is always a lot of fun to watch especially with how bassist Robert DeLeo moves around the stage. Since joining the band almost a year ago Gutt really has gotten down Weiland's look and moves. STP has a Canadian tour until mid-November.
Third Eye Blind, a band that has a 6x platinum selling album and a total of five albums all of which placed between 3 and 40 on the charts, was the second to last band to play. It wasn’t easy seeing the band between the low light and fog machine, but they sure sounded great. The first time I ever saw Third Eye Blind was just a year ago at the Greek Theatre and it was a magical show. Third Eye Blind played a set of essential '90s hits like “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Jumper,” “Deep Inside of You” and “How’s It Going to Be.”
Closing out the show was none other than 311, a band that mixes rock, reggae and rap in their own unique way. 311 played all their hits from “All Mixed Up,” to “Beautiful Disaster,” to “Amber,” and “Down.” This was my fourth time seeing 311 and they’re always a lot of fun to see. 311 has just two more shows this year in FT Lauderdale, FL on Dec. 2 and Las Vegas, NV on Dec. 6.