July 10, 2003

Eve 6 Downplays Arrest, Ready to Release New Album

By Randy J. Klodz

It may have been a while since Eve 6 made it big with “Inside Out,” the catchy hit single from the band’s 1998 self-titled debut, but the three-piece toured relentlessly under its second offering “Horrorscope” which made a stop at the House of Blues in March of 2001. But the band has more up its sleeve with “It’s All in Your Head,” which is set to hit stores on July 22, and a headlining slot at Lakeview’s Clark Street Fair in Chicago on July 19.

Though Eve 6, which consists of Max Collins (vocals, bass), Jon Siebels (guitar) and Tony Fagenson (drums), has been quiet for about two years now, the band’s name made headlines after Collins was arrested during a May appearance in Pennsylvania, the band’s first show outside of California since touring in support of “Horrorscope.”

Many bands can get torn apart by arrests and other forms of debauchery, but the band hasn’t been distracted by the headlines. “It was just a goof,” Fagenson said of the hotel prank that led to the arrest of Collins. “We kind of celebrated in the bar after the show for five hours and it was just a prank that went a little too far and the authorities in Allegheny County didn’t want anything to do with it so they took him away for the night to show him a lesson basically,” he said.

Although events like this aren’t stunts used to gain publicity, the band has been doing radio and low-dough shows to get the fans back into Eve 6. As Fagenson said, “America is definitely a fickle pop culture place, so if you fall out of favor it’s very easy to be left to the wolves,” so he’s aware that bands have to often try new things to refresh interest. By doing popular radio and low-cost shows, as well from radio support of the band’s latest single “Think Twice,” Eve 6 should throw its name back into popularity.

Lakeview’s Clark Street Fair will be held at the corner of Clark and Addison, right across from Wrigley Field. Bands start the festival off at noon with Eve 6 scheduled to take the stage at 8:45 p.m. A $5 donation to the Lakeview Citizens Council will be asked for at the gate to this all-ages event, with the price increasing $7 for patrons that arrive after 4 p.m. For more information on this event log on to www.q101.com.

Eve 6 Photo: RCA Records