Photos and review by Raven Divito

Everclear has been around for a few decades, but has never quit touring and still brings energy and good times to whichever stage they land on.

They hit August Hall in San Francisco on October 10, 2023 in support of their live album Live From The Whisky A Go Go, and their first song out of the gate So Much For The Afterglow” set the tone for the night. With Art Alexakis on vocals out front (wearing a supreme court justices t-shirt), plus guitarist Dave French, bassist Freddy Herrera and drummer Brian Nolan, the band was tight and having a good time.

After “So Much For the Afterglow” came “Everything to Everyone,” which the crowd loved and sang along with at top volume. Pretty soon the band went into the major hit “Father of Mine,” which the crowd was ready to really sing, and everyone was clearly happy to hear the big hits.

The band played other deeper cuts alongside their singles, like “Heroin Girl,” and “Sing Away,” and “Strawberry.” “Strawberry” prompted Alexakis to dedicate it to people in the crowd who are trying to stay sober in recovery, as he’s been doing for thirty-four years.

Also on the set for the night were a few covers: “The Boys Are Back In Town,” and “Molly’s Lips,” and they rocked them as hard as tracks from their own catalog.

The fans had a great time spending the evening with Everclear, and it’s fantastic when a band is still in great form after being at it for so many years.

Openers the Pink Spiders and The Ataris had a great time onstage and got the crowd rocked and ready for Everclear, with many in the crowd there just for them. Up to date info for all three bands can be found at www.everclearmusic.com, theataris.bandcamp.com, and www.thepinkspiders.com.