Fri., July 12, Under the Sun 2013 tour
Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 6:30 p.m., $34.50-$77.50
What do you do when your band hasn't been relevant since the Clinton administration? Well, you start a summer tour with other bands that are in the same boat as you, of course! Sugar Ray is joining Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Vertical Horizon and Fastball (pictured) for a who's who of 1990s alternative-rock bands. While Vertical Horizon and Gin Blossoms made music that tended toward the serious and overbearing, the other bands were synonymous with upbeat tracks that were great for spring and summertime listening. Will this tour temporarily help these bands recapture their glory days? Only time will tell. 1200 Athens Avenue in Lincoln, www.underthesuntour.com.