By Michael Alan Goldberg

Courtesy of founder/organizer/smirkmerchant Mark McGrath, the shamelessly '90s-talgic “Under the Sun 2013” tour — featuring Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Fastball and Vertical Horizon — aiming to take you back to that carefree, breezy radio alterna-pop era before drone strikes and Amanda Bynes meltdowns.

So many artists from that time, so few slots on this tour! A ton of bands actually reached out to McGrath to get on the bill, although ultimately they were shot down. We got ahold of actual-ish emails from a couple of them.





Mark McGrath will perform a solo show at the VA West Los Angeles Hospital for Fisher House Charity on November 9.

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