The Verve Pipe

The Verve Pipe isn't a name that resonates like the Goo Goo Dolls or Hootie & the Blowfish, but the once-upon-a-time '90s favorites hit a home run with "The Freshmen" before falling into obscurity. With only two original members remaining, singer-guitarist Brian Vander Ark and drummer Donny Brown, the post-grunge, alt-rock band found another sliver of success in 2009 with the release of A Family Album—a 10-song CD specifically for children and their families, boasting songs like "Cereal," "Suppertime!" and "Go To Sleep Now." Vander Ark has a solo album coming out in 2011 called Magazine, and the band is still being called on to play kids festivals and shows. Seattle—well, Snoqualmie—gets a better end of the deal, as their set here—part of KJAQ 96.5's Vodka Rocks! event—is with fellow '90s band Toad The Wet Sprocket, and not The Wiggles. With Candlebox. JOE WILLIAMS

Sat., July 9, 4 p.m., 2011

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