I'm from just outside of Pasadena and all my friends love this band. They're pretty generic as far as that genre goes, and I'm not a big fan of it, so I'm pretty indifferent to them. I just get tired of all the Rebelution and Pasadena ("'dena'") dick riding from all my friends.
Have you seen them live? Some of their studio stuff like Sick and Tired
isn't great, but live it's a whole different story. One of the best live bands I've ever seen and they have a great message with the music