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90's alt rock band 'Candlebox' to perform at Otto's

Published: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Otto’s Nightclub and Kickstand Productions are pleased to announce Candlebox, performing at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $23 the day of for this 21-and-older show.

Candlebox were formed in Seattle in December 1991 by singer/guitarist Kevin Martin, a native of Elgin who’d grown up partly in San Antonio, Texas, and drummer Scott Mercado.

Their demo tape found its way to Madonna’s Maverick label, which quickly resulted in a record deal in 1992. Candlebox’s self-titled debut was released in 1993, and while the first single, “Change,” began to build them a following.

It wasn’t until 1994, when the follow-up, “You,” appeared, that Candlebox really started to take off. “You” gave them a breakthrough hit on mainstream rock radio, which set the stage for the success of “Far Behind,” essentially a power ballad for the grunge era.

Since recording 2008’s “Into the Sun,” they’ve spent much of their time on the road.

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