Blues Traveler has gone from cult band to one-hit wonder ("Runaround" conquered radios during the summer of 1995) to bunch of has-beens to small news item because their lead singer is no longer fat. Oh well, perhaps it's best not to label Blues Traveler. Throughout the band's bouts of fame and obscurity, they've maintained the cool attitude of the simple New York bar band they are at heart. Their latest album, Bastardos!, is perhaps their most relaxed and basic-sounding to date. See how little the roller coaster of fame has changed them aside from John Popper's stomach stapling when they play today.
Mon., July 24, 7:30 p.m.