Collective Soul and Switchfoot Play Stage AE (Sun., 8/7/22)

Collective Souls name comes from a phrase in Ayn Rand’s breakout 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. Randites looking for lyrics dealing with objectivism and ethical egoism will be disappointed. The similarities to the Russian-born American novelist stop at the band name. But rockers looking for some power chords, plus a hook or two, can check out the quintet at their show at Stage AE. Collective Soul was born in Stockbridge, Georgia. The MTV smash “Shine” propelled both the band and their 1993 debut album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, to major success on both the alternative and mainstream charts. They have fared well over the past two decades. In 2001, Dolly Parton covered “Shine” and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. When “Tremble for My Beloved” appeared on the Twilight soundtrack, the group began to count Millennials and not just Gen-Xers as fans. They’re touring in advance of their tenth album, Vibrating, to be released August 12. Switchfoot, an alternative rock quintet from San Diego, California, digs deep when writing songs. Listen to the cathartic opening track on 2019’s Native Tongue, “Let It Happen.” Hello Hurricane, the group’s seventh LP, won a Grammy for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in 2011. The group’s latest release is last year’s Interrobang. Jade Jackson opens. Doors open at 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (C.M., R.H.)

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