sat01jul6:00 PMGin BlossomsThe Libbey Bowl - Ojai, 210 S. Signal St. Ojai, CA 93023
Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After their hometown Phoenix New Times chose them the city’s
Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After their hometown Phoenix New Times chose them the city’s best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year, College Music Journal dubbed them the “Best Unsigned Band in America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City.
Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP Up And Crumbling in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record New Miserable Experience in 1992 that their rise to fame began. “New Miserable Experience” kept the band on the charts for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The album took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in 4 different radio formats. It was this record that rocketed the band into the mainstream going on to sell over 5 million copies making the band a 90’s radio mainstay.
In 1995, Robin Wilson, Jesse Valenzuela and veteran composer Marshall Crenshaw wrote the band’s 4th of 9 sound track inclusions; “Til I Hear It From You.” The smash hit was released as a Gin Blossoms single and it appeared on the platinum sound track for the film Empire Records.
1996 saw the final record of the decade for Gin Blossoms Congratulations I’m Sorry. The album brought two more hits; “Follow You Down,” which spent ten weeks in the Top Ten, and “As Long As It Matters,” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group. The album rocketed into Billboard’s Top Ten and a year of touring helped push the record past 1,500,000 in sales.
In 5 years, the band released 2 EP’s, two LP’s and over 12 singles that fuel today’s record sales to over 10 million. Their blend of Pop & Rock, now known as Jangle-Pop, became a musical force that helped define the sound of 90’s radio.
In 2005, former A&M president Al Cafaro resigned the band and partnered to record their 3rd full length album in over 10 years. Major Lodge Victory landed on Billboard’s 200 and was the # 10 Indie album of the year. It included hits “Learning The Hard Way” and the appropriately titled “Long Time Gone.”
Their next album, 2010’s No Chocolate Cake, lands Gin Blossoms back on the singles chart again with “Miss Disarray” and the album shot straight to # 1 on Amazon, hitting Billboard’s top 200 at # 73 and the Indie chart at #14. As they approach their third decade, Gin Blossoms remain a rare breed – rock ‘n’ roll lifers, destined to continue creating, crafting, and performing for audiences ever rapt by their glorious catalog of material.
“Since 2001, we have been performing over 120 shows a year. This is what we most enjoy doing” say’s Wilson. “It’s our job and I know all of us are really grateful that we can earn a living making records and entertaining people on the road. We’re doing something we really love! I don’t know many people that can say that when they go to work everyday.”
July 1, 2023
Doors 6pm. Headliner 8:00pm.
$58 / $78 / $88 / $98 + applicable fees
Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.
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The Libbey Bowl - Ojai
210 S. Signal St. Ojai, CA 93023