With two decades of hindsight, it’s kind of funny to notice how at war with themselves music critics seemed regarding Incubus, especially by the time the unapologetically SoCal troupe released their fourth studio album, Morning View. As has been unendingly discussed, especially now with all of these other era-adjacent anniversaries, rock music was a tricky subject in the late ’90s and early 2000s. The Strokes were only juuuust getting around to putting their nonchalant, retrofied spin on the genre, and for the six-ish years prior, a successful radio rock band was probably going to be lumped in with Korn, Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Drowning Pool, and the rest of the Ozzfest lineup. Incubus were not quite as easy to categorize, though goodness knows promoters tried, frequently dumping them in the nu-metal bucket on the festival circuit. Sure, Incubus’ earliest work went Deftones-hard, but then you also had acoustic, mid-tempo ballads like “Drive” and a gentle, oft-shirtless lead singer, and, welp, now the pop kids who loved *NSYNC and Britney could rock out a little too. I should know — I was one of them.
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Incoming: Reggae Fiesta, Latinx Festival, Long Beach’s First Annual Oktoberfest, AUDACY’S 8th Annual We Can Survive, Chain Fest, A Concert Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Dark Karnival, Willie Nelson & Family, Lucinda Williams, Jason Bonham, X, Wilco, the Eagles, Erykah Badu, Duran Duran, Coldplay, Phish, Incubus, Candlebox, John Legend, Alejandro Fernández, Björk, Snoop Dogg, Jack White, Common, Questlove, System of a Down, Dead and Company, Bon Iver, Jamie Foxx, Brandi Carlile, Deerhoof, Phoebe Bridgers, Japanese Breakfast, J. Cole, Fantastic Negrito, Sleigh Bells, Kills Birds, Ramonda Hammer, Tinashe, Oingo Boingo Former Members, Rick Springfield, Debbie Gibson, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Martha Davis & the Motels, Ben Williams Band, Grant Lee Phillips, Hail the Sun, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Post Animal, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Together Pangea, Alexander 23, Rodrigo Amarante, Vinyl Williams, CAPYAC, Patrolled By Radar, Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc, Near Beer, Creature of Doom, Tolliver, Goon, the Entrance Band, Lael Neale, Starcrawler, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, Margaret Cho, Fred Armisen, Hovvdy, John Coltrane, Nation of Language, Alec Benjamin, Niia, Emotional Oranges, Junaco, Ruby Haunt, Charlie Hickey, MUNA, Polartropica, Poppy, Golf Alpha Bravo, Jamael Dean and the Afronauts, Simone Istwa, the Gooms, the Mismiths
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Incubus will play a livestream celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s groundbreaking album Morning View. The Oct. 23 show will be aired by streaming service Veeps at four different times, making the performance accessible to viewers across the globe. For the event, the band chose to return to the Malibu, California house where they wrote […]
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