Update: The Dia is upon us! The Toadies' festival kicks off tonight in Fort Worth. Prepare yourself with a second video of Vaden Todd performing in Klyde Warren Park -- this one's for "Magic Bullet" and it's at the end of this post. Original post follows... This weekend, Fort Worth institution Th ... More >>
The Toadies, the Old 97's, Centro-matic and Sarah Jaffe 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase Main Stage Saturday, October 15, 2011 Alex ScottThe start of a glorious day in Deep Ellum. On Saturday afternoon, Deep Ellum boasted a buzz the area hadn't felt in years, as the Dallas Observer M ... More >>
Mike BrooksMind Spiders on the rooftop of The Bone. It's tough to look back on an event like Saturday night's Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase and try to come up with a conclusive best-moments list. With 52 bands playing 10 stages over the course of a ten-hour period all throughout Deep Ellu ... More >>
Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.
The most accomplished area musician in the realm of film and television? C'mon, that's an easy one. It's Toadies guitarist Clark Vogeler, long an Emmy winner thanks to his work on the editing team behind TV's Project Runway.And, now, another cool feather in the guitarist's cap: The documentary fi ... More >>
In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Observer writer Keven McAlester tells the tale of his adventures in following The Toadies to South Padre Island for a special spring break gig in 1999. Actually, the piece spends just as much time following the band's roadie, Ken ... More >>
Saturday, March 12, at Energy Square Plaza
The legality concerns and artistic merit of Greg Gillis' mashup work as Girl Talk leaves plenty to be debated, but this much is certain: His work sure is popular. Yesterday, Gillis released a new mashup album called All Day as a free-to-anyone-who-wants-it download, and, as his fans flooded to th ... More >>
In case you were still curious about how the Toadies fared at ACL this year--and our own coverage wasn't enough--well, you might wanna check out the above video. You'll get some footage of the band's Sunday afternoon performance on the festival's main stage, and a few glances at the massive crowd ... More >>
Toadies guitarist Clark Vogeler shot and edited the above footage for a five-minute, 32-second glimpse into the lives of the Toadies, their roadies and their tourmates The Willowz on the road. And, go figure, it's pretty cool. Hell, I'd watch a feature-length cut of this, I think.
The cover of Rhett Miller as taken by local photographer Jason Janik.If you ignore a brief dalliance from back in 1989, then, yes, today sees the official release of Rhett Miller's third solo record, a self-titled affair that's been getting the Old 97's frontman a whole lot of early attention from o ... More >>
WIth No Deliverance, The Toadies revert to the bare bones of their past
Two decades later, the Dallas Video Fest is better than ever
At right, Toadies guitarist and Emmy-nominated Project Runway editor Clark Vogeler. At left, Jay McCarroll, who won Project Runway's first season. As the paper version of Unfair Park is only now hitting the streets, we figure now would be as good a time as any to let you know that contained within ... More >>
In November, we mentioned how a certain former local rock god hosts "Guitar-B-Que" parties in his backyard, during which said former rock god projects the game Guitar Hero onto the side of his garage. Well, Clark Vogeler wasn't in the Toadies when the band broke with "Possum Kingdom" (Clark was stil ... More >>
Clark Vogeler, closest to the camera, says playing Guitar Hero makes him feel like a virtual guitar hero. Which is odd, since he used to be one in real life. I got to page 112 in the November 16 issue of Rolling Stone--the one with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the cover--when I noticed the da ... More >>
Who cares if the Toadies aren't going ape over their first reunion show in five years? The kids sure are.
Got an e-mail last week from a Canadian reader (who knew?) wondering whatever happened to that Nick Tosches-Homer Henderson CD due for release, oh, in 1998. Frankly, Willow (if that is your real name), I have no idea. But in the spirit of whatever Jewish holiday's coming up, here's "The Sweet Thighs ... More >>
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