This Sunday, July 9th, Dispatch (fresh off the XPN Free At Noon Concert stage) will perform live at the Skyline Stage at the Mann with special guests Guster and an opening set by Marco Benevento. But not before Jersey Dan takes most of the crowd back to its teens with a DJ set, chock full of late 90s favs. We caught up with Dan to find out more of what to expect and he left us with a Youtube playlist so you can better prepare for what is about to go down on Sunday night.
If you are planning to check out recently recharged behemoths DISPATCH and pop stalwarts GUSTER this Sunday at The MANN then you may be of a certain age. Did you once own a white The Game baseball hat? Was your dorm room a shrine to cheap beer (Icehouse! Red Dog! Tequiza! Oh My!) and have one or more Magic Eye posters? Ever save your pennies for those cargo pants you desperately needed from Abercrombie & Fitch?
Yes, I’m speaking of life as a late teen/early 20-something in the late 90’s. A simpler time, when we all raced home to see the new episode of Friends, hung out at coffee shops, and rocked hemp necklaces. We made mixtapes comprised of bands discovered from the campus radio station (shout-out to Radio 1851/WSJR!), your big sister or brother’s CD collection, or an opening set at Dave Matthews Band gigs. These bands emerged from Aware Records compilations, HORDE Festival, and the college touring circuit to build their own scene that spawned some notable headliners who still tour hard.
This collection of songs conjures up the spirits of those days, an aural trip down memory lane. Tossed in for good measure are new(er) tracks from Dispatch and Guster with a bonus track from Sunday night’s opener, the incomparable Marco Benevento. Enjoy!
For more information on the show, visit the XPN Concert Calendar.
The Playlist: I’m Strong If You’re Strong
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