Eve 6

House of Blues-Chicago

3/3/2001

By Randy J. Klodz, Features Editor

By crafting the “We Suck Live Tour 2001" tour title for their headlining tour, Eve 6 must have hoped for some major believers in reverse psychology.

Eve 6's playfully blended set did not “suck.” After all, how can a 85 minute set “suck” when frontman Max Collins alludes to bad breakups, human confusion, curse words, and Jessica Rabbit over the span of 17 songs?

The sing-along ambience of early hits “Inside Out” and “Leech” led for full out, sold out-crowd participation.

Balancing the set with a smattering of selections from their self-titled album and their maturity infused Horrorscope, Max Collins, Jon Siebels, Tony Fagenson and touring bassist Gabe injected a stirring cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane” to their encore brigade.

The maturing band (the oldest original member is 22 years old) also attained much excitement from Horrorscope hits “Promise” and “On the Roof Again.”

As red-headed Max sings “Gonna see my name underneath the stars when I walk the Boulevard/The horoscope today said things would go my way” within “Sunset Strip Bitch,” one has to conclude that in a few years, that wish may just come true for Eve 6.

Max Collins of Eve 6 Photo: Randy J. Klodz