The Jamm's support acts are a near-complete sampling of '90s rock, though thankfully without that white-boy-rap-metal crap. Collective Soul continues performing the easygoing Georgia-based melodic rock it purveyed on Dosage, but the band will also play radio hits "Shine," "Gel" and "The World I Know." Smash Mouth's fusion of ska/surf/garage/rap has avoided the sophomore slump with Astro Lounge and the single "All Star." And though the band isn't breaking any new ground, its infectious melodies and all-around shiny-happy-people outlook are the perfect antidote to gloom rock. Kenny Wayne Shepherd and band, Buckcherry and Train will also perform, and other acts (probably local) will be on a second stage.
The Fall Jamm is the closest thing Houston has got to an annual rock package show. But a polite note to the assholes in the crowd that slightly marred Fall Jamm IV: Pace yourself. If you're on the lawn and it's hot and you started drinking beer at lunchtime, it's guaranteed you'll become a bellowing, putrid, frat-boy fuck by 10 p.m. This ain't Woodstock '99, you know.
Fall Jamm V is Saturday, October 2, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Gates open at noon. Tickets are $29.75-$49.75. Call (713)629-3700 or (281)363-3300.