3 Doors Down

For 18 years, 3 Doors Down has been packing out venues with their blend of faux-Nirvana alt-rock that burst into the mainstream in 1999. You can’t begrudge an act for making a career for itself, so instead of slagging away at the band or making them the butt of some joke, pop culture has accepted 3 Doors Down as a band who avoided disappearing like some of their contemporaries. (Looking at you Marcy Playground.) Yeah, they doubled down on the military support to keep their careers going, but there’s a lot to be said about a band from the south who decided to dedicate themselves to providing support for the children of the Gulf Coast region, something the band has done since 2003. So don’t scoff at the notion of driving to Oklahoma; just let out, have a good time, gamble a bit, and pretend like “Kryptonite” is still the number 1 song in the country, cause 3 Doors Down does it for the children.
Sat., Aug. 23, 8 p.m., 2014
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