When: Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m. 2019
Remember Staind? Yeah, you do. And if you were a fan of their blend of emotionally painful lyrics and heavy nu-metal, you remember how frontman Aaron Lewis wouldn’t move onstage but just stand there looking sad and singing about, well, being sad. Jump 20 years later, and Lewis’ music still retains an edge of melancholy, but the packaging is way different. The former nu-metal singer now does a blend of honky tonk and outlaw country, which is shocking but actually works surprisingly well with his voice. Dare we say, we’re actually fans. Yeah, we’ll say it. This shit is actually dope.