When people of a certain age hear the name Chevelle, they typically think of Chevrolet’s high performance sports coupe from the ’70s. Oddly enough, the brothers Loeffler (Pete on lead vocals/guitar, Sam on drums) had the same thought when naming their band in 1995; the Chevelle was their father’s favorite car.
Chevelle’s major label bow, 2002’s Wonder What’s Next, roared into Billboard’s Top 20 on the strength of hit singles “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below,” which were followed by slots at Ozzfest and tours with Disturbed and Audioslave. After another pair of successful albums and a second live set, Chevelle released 2011’s Hats Off to the Bull, which was both a return to its early energy and an expansion of its sonic textures, and perhaps the group’s most critically acclaimed album to date.
The band’s current tour is in support of the recent release of a greatest hits collection, Stray Arrows, and as such promises to be a wild celebration of Chevelle’s nearly 20-year history.
Chevelle performs 8 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Bogart's (2621 Vine St., Corryville). Buy tickets ($24), check out performance times and get venue details here.