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April 16, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Alt-rock’s Switchfoot still savors surfing | Concert preview

Grammy-winning rock band Switchfoot, which plays the Showbox Friday, began life on the sun-drenched beaches of San Diego, where brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and friend Chad Butler shared a passion for surfing.

They decided to name their band for a surfing term that describes a change in stance and direction, providing a metaphor for the alternative-rock group’s inevitable musical evolution.

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