In another age, North Texan Melissa Polinar might still be sitting at a desk in Nashville, churning out songs for other artists to record. She did that, in fact, for a while in the early 2000s. But when you're a gifted writer and you have a voice like hers (that voice!), you don't need to wait your ... More >>
Earlier this week, we brought you part one of Denton's Pageantry playing some unplugged songs from their recent EP, Friends of the Year. Today, we've got them playing the title track. Watch above. You can catch Pageantry next week at Index Festival -- they're also nominated for a Dallas Observer Mus ... More >>
Our Busking series with Globe Trek Productions hit the Belmont this week, a hotel located in singer Ray Wylie Hubbard's childhood neighborhood of Oak Cliff. In the second part of our series with the venerable artist, he sings "Mother Blues," a long story about the Dallas club. It is told with spare ... More >>
Of all the different live show scenarios, all the varying combinations of performer and setting, there's nothing quite like seeing a band in their hometown. The sixth annual Dia De Los Toadies Festival, a Texas institution, was the perfect hometown hero live music experience. This year, the fest to ... More >>
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 >>
Saturday, November 17, at Dan's Silverleaf, Denton
Tom Urquhart's Saturday KTCU FM 88.7 radio show, The Good Show, is up for another nomination in this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards, for Best Radio Show. It's exactly what Fort Worth needs a little more of: A vehicle to make their local music scene all the more cohesive and accessible. Urquhar ... More >>
Starting at age 19, Bart Rose ran First Street Audio in Forth Worth. That was 1989. In 2008, he took over a facility called Digital Post & Production, changed the name to Fort Worth Sound, and has since worked with The Toadies, Spot and many more. He's hosted outside producers like Mike MClure (Cros ... More >>
Might sound like skipping record coming from us, but Austin's Ume is back in town this weekend. And if you've never seen them play, do yourself a favor and see this trio. Frontwoman Lauren Larson, her husband, bassist Eric Larson, and drummer Rachel Fuhrer play the Ambhar Stage on Saturday afternoon ... More >>
These three bands have been rolling around Texas on a mini-tour: They just got in from Beaumont, did last night's show in Denton, spent a couple hours in their own beds, then off to Abilene. The Toadies/Phuss collaboration goes beyond this small tour, as Toadie Vaden Todd Lewis helped produce the Ph ... More >>
Rachel ParkerThe Toadies' Vaden Todd Lewis at Saturday's DOMA Showcase.With the huge choice of groups performing at the DOMA Showcase this past weekend, it was nearly impossible to see every performer on your preferred list. The zombies and turtle-lovers trying to be zombies along Deep Ellum prob ... More >>
The beginning of history as we know itIn this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we look back at an infographic we here at the Observer published to chart the career arc of The Toadies, following the release of their seminal record Rubberneck and through the production of their at-the- ... More >>
The Toadies, Ume, Ishi, True Widow and Here Holy Spain at the Dallas Observer St. Patrick's Day Party Saturday, March 12, 2011 Energy Square Better than: Sitting for hours in one spot, getting drunk and watching the parade. Danny FulgencioThe Toadies' Vaden Todd LewisThe sea of green stretched ... More >>
Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28, at Whitewater On The Horseshoe in New Braunfels
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, July 9, 2010...At this point in its career, starting a label is probably the smartest thing Wilco could do.The Toadies are offering up on of their "new" Feeler for free download over at Spin.com.Drake just can't catch a break in the NYC: His Good Mo ... More >>
No doubt we'll call it an early day -- I can tell the Friends of Unfair Park have better things to do, and good for you. But before we say, "Till next year," a few words, very few, about a night spent in Deep Ellum -- my first since, well, I can't really can't recall. At first blush, standing amongs ... More >>
Wednesday, December 30, at Trees
Wanted (Battle Flag)
The Toadies may take the stage tomorrow afternoon in a prime 4 p.m. slot on one of the festival's two main stages, but make no mistake: Today is DFW's day at ACL. As I write this, Sarah Jaffe is preparing to take the Austin Ventures stage, performing for the first time with her band as an ei ... More >>
Saturday, August 29, at Rough Creek Ranch, Glen Rose
Looks like the recent trend of 1990s music reunions isn't limited to bands. On Saturday, April 18, The Lakewood Theater will hold a reunion for The Basement, the venerable metal nightclub that rocked out on the corner of Greeenville Avenue and Park Lane from the mid 1980s until it closed its doors i ... More >>
WIth No Deliverance, The Toadies revert to the bare bones of their past
Amphibians hop into Fort Worth
Deaf Pedestrians (Dotpointperiod)
When the bass player split, the Toadies split up
It took seven years to make a new record. It took five months for The Toadies to call it quits.
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
We admit it. We screwed up.
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The Toadies finish off Liberty; Deep Ellum Center for the Arts gets Musically Incorrect; Broose bows out
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