“Researchers have uncovered evidence that suggests our brains bind us to the music we heard as teenagers more tightly than anything we’ll hear as adults” – Mark Joseph Stern on Slate
Eve 6’s self titled first album was released in 1998, when most of the audience tonight at the City Winery were teenagers. Now they are in their 30s and they appreciate a venue such as this winery that has seats, a full bar, and great food. Eve 6 surely didn’t think they would ever play such a place, but they are more than willing to. On their first song, “Leech”, it’s clear they aren’t an old band just going through the motions. They are happy to be doing what they love for a living and their stage presence is still strong.
“The next song became a prom theme. We never went to prom!” They then launch into “Here’s To The Night” and the audience is instantly transported back to their high school dances. The power of music to bring back memories is truly amazing. It’s also great to finally see the song performed live for the first time for so many of the crowd who lived in small towns where they didn’t tour.
“People ask if we ever get tired of playing this next song. No, never. This song gave us everything!” The crowd rises to their feet to dance and sing along to “Inside Out”. “I would swallow my doubt turn it inside out! Find nothin’ but faith in nothin’!” The waiters don’t know what to do as the aisles are filled with people jumping around. The City Winery has officially been rocked more than usual for this West Loop restaurant. Eve 6 still has the ability to put on a great show and are definitely worth seeing after all these years!
See a recent Eve 6 setlist here.