Back in your face

Originally called Loud Fast Rules, a punk rock band started in 1981, Soul Asylum has continued to tour over the years. Playing at the 1993 MTV Inaugural Ball of President Bill Clinton and performing Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” with Lou Reed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opening concert are among the alternative rock band’s highlights.

The band’s hit “Runaway Train” won a 1994 Grammy as Best Rock Song and its songs have been featured in the movies “Chasing Amy” and “Clerks.” The band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. Ticket prices range from $58 to $84. To reserve seats in the landmark theater, visit For more info, call 288-0829 and email [email protected].

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