Lone Star State rockers Blue October emerged during the mid-’90s, delivering an amalgam of heart-heavy post-grunge and slick modern rock.. The band’s discography reflects the arc brought on by age. Over the course of nearly two decades and seven studio albums, frontman Justin Furstenfeld has channeled his own emotional battles and life lessons into anthemic hit songs like “Hate Me” and “Into The Ocean.” They built on that success via a string of albums that saw them go from radio-ready, post-grunge act (2011’s Any Man inAmerica) to stadium-sized synth rockers with an unabashed flair for the melodramatic (2016’s Home). The Texas outfit, which earned the honor of opening for the Rolling Stones in the height of their 2006 platinum-selling “Foiled” push, have since managed everything from sold-out theater concerts to an intimate acoustic tour. Alt-rock fans are devoted to the group’s smart combination of indie rock and orchestral melancholy.