Saturday, 8:45pm, Lilac Stage
Dishwalla was inescapable in 1996 with their #1 hit song “Counting Blue Cars,” which earned Billboard’s ‘Best Rock Song’ award and was named “Rock Track of The Year” by ASCAP. The corresponding album, Pet Your Friends, went platinum and also included the Top 40 hit “Charlie Brown’s Parents” (#24 US Rock.) Dishwalla’s follow up album, And You Think You Know What Life’s About placed them on the charts once again with the Top 20 hit “Once In A While” (US Rock #17.)
But you were bound to hear Dishwalla on the TV just as much as you were to hear them on the radio. “Counting Blue Cars” has been featured on Smallville, The OC and NCIS, but the broad reach of the band’s fresh, melodic take on alternative rock threw even album cuts like “Find Your Way Back Home” and “Home,” into placements in American Pie, The Banger Sisters and Charmed.
And, today, with their 2017 album, Juniper Road, Dishwalla averages about 300,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, proving that truly great songs will always get played, no matter when they are released. And that Dishwalla has a fanbase of active fans who are eager to see them live!