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Three Nights of Fountains of Wayne and Soul Asylum

October 2nd, 2013

It took some time for Fountains of Wayne and Soul Asylum to achieve their deserved mainstream success. The former had already released two highly acclaimed power-pop albums before 2003’s Welcome Interstate Managers launched them into the mainstream, thanks to the smash single “Stacy’s Mom.” The latter were alt-rock critical favorites in the ’80s, but hit the big time with 1992’s hit-filled Grave Dancers Union, which included “Runaway Train.” And while it would be easy for the two bands to rest on their laurels, they continue to make new music and tour: Fountains of Wayne (above, doing “Hey Julie”) released Sky Full of Holes (stream it below) in 2011, and Soul Asylum (below, performing “Black Gold”) put out Delayed Reaction (stream it below) last year. And the two bands have teamed up—alongside Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando—to play the Capitol Theatre tonight, the Space at Westbury on Friday and Webster Hall on Saturday.