Third Eye Blind in Concert at Stage AE; Manic Movie Monday (Mon., 6/22/15)

San Francisco rockers Third Eye Blind will be hitting Stage AE just a week after releasing their fifth studio album, Dopamine, on June 16. Since the band burst onto the music scene in 1997 with their six-times Platinum first album—featuring the hit “Semi-charmed Life”—there have been no shortage of musicians adding “former Third Eye Blind member” to their resume. But vocalist Stephen Jenkins and drummer Brad Hargreaves, the remaining founding members, have been the common factor through the years. They’ve never repeated the commercial success of that first eponymous album, which sold 6 million copies in the US (but then, it’s hard for anyone to sell 6 million albums anymore), but they’ve hardly been sitting around collecting royalties. The band—in  various iterations—has continued to record and tour, and have been growing a new fan base, particularly with the release of the 2009 album, Ursa Major, which topped the Billboard rock and alternative charts. The first single off the new album, “Everything Is Easy” is an upbeat, pop-rock riff that’s likely to have fans toe-tapping all summer long.  Special guest is Dashboard Confessional. Doors open 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.  (HM)

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail — The quotations alone could take up a page and a half: “We are the Knights who Say ‘Ni’.” “It’s just a flesh wound!” “That rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide!” Holy Grail, released in 1975, was the first feature film the British comedy troupe Monty Python made after their BBC television sketch show went off the air. And despite the Pythons being little known in America, the movie became, at the time, the highest grossing British film in the States. Here Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin send up the King Arthur legend, medieval England and, because it’s Python, the art and craft of filmmaking. Holy Grail has been voted as one of the ten best comedy films in polls both here and in Great Britain. “I’m not dead yet!” 7:15 p.m., Row House Cinema,  4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. (TH)

 

Inside Out — This latest animated film from Pixar is about a young girl named Riley who’s uprooted from her Midwest home when her dad takes a job in San Francisco. Inside Out takes us inside Riley’s mind and we meet the five emotions battling for control: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. Part of the fun may just be matching the actor with the onscreen character, as voice talents include Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Richard Kind, Laraine Newman, Bobby Moynihan, and Paula Poundstone. And here’s a no-brainer: Anger is played by … Lewis Black. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)

 

Dope — This film was described in its press materials as a “coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation.” And that slightly alarmed me. I have to admit I didn’t realize we were post hip hop; in fact, I hadn’t really made up my mind to admit that the hip hop generation had even started. (Life can be hard when all you listen to is Doris Day.) In Dope, three kids from a very rough section of Inglewood, California have big dreams for their lives, but first they have to navigate their way through gangs, drugs, and their own self-doubts. When they end up at a big underground party in L.A. their futures are suddenly called into question. Zoë Kravitz, Forest Whitaker, Shameik Moore, and Blake Anderson star. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)