It's been more than 20 years since the Toadies dropped their signature record, Rubberneck. In fact, maybe you've heard about it. But what really makes the occasion seem significant is that the boys from Fort Worth are still going strong all these years later, gigging regularly around Texas and even ... More >>
Still recovering from the busy music weekend freshly past? Reveling in the newfangled 90-degree heat? Well, there's no rest for the wicked, folks -- at least not when it comes to the non-stop excitement that is the Dallas concert schedule. In fact, you'd better be ready for some more festival action ... More >>
Earlier this year the Fort Worth brewery Martin House collaborated on a duet with the local band The Toadies. The result was a double red ale called Rubberneck Red that comes from the water. It all started when the band, who is hitting the road this year to promote the reissue of their 1994 album, R ... More >>
Last week we told you the marriage of local beer and music in Fort Worth, the happy couple being Martin House Brewing Company and The Toadies. All of this is in commemoration of The Toadie's re-release and subsequent tour of the platinum-selling album Rubberneck. Band members Vaden and Rez worked wi ... More >>
The Toadies are hitting the road this year to promote the reissue of their 1994 album, Rubberneck. Surely they're taking count of guitar picks, snacks, clean socks and whatever other provisions rock bands need for a comfortable road trip. And they also wanted to create an "official" beer to take alo ... More >>
The Toadies are making plenty of noise this year. They've planned a reissue of their breakout debut album, Rubberneck, 20 years after its initial release. And the accompanying tour will take them from one end of the country to the other. Conspicuously missing from that schedule was a hometown show. ... More >>
Yesterday, an announcement was made that The Toadies major label debut, Rubberneck, will be reissued in April on Kirtland Records. Remastered for CD and vinyl with five unreleased bonus tracks, this is obviously a pretty big deal for longtime fans of the band. The band will head out on an anniversar ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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)
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 >>
Probably should have mentioned this, like, oh, I dunno, Friday maybe? But, yes, I did host a late-night music show on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) on Saturday night that lasted till the wee small hours of Sunday morning. It's called Till 2, as in: Nothing good ever happens after 2 in the morning, but ... More >>
WIth No Deliverance, The Toadies revert to the bare bones of their past
The Toadies (Jason Janik) If you aren't a die-hard Toadies fan, you can feel free to stop reading this post right now. If you are, though, (or if you're just curious and/or can't stop reading something once you've started), then this might interest you. Over the weekened, Kirtland Records made a s ... More >>
Youtube user TOADIESSuperfan just uploaded a third video of the Toadies working in a studio... Our reaction? A) The Toadies are definitely recording a new record. (But we kind knew that already.) B) The Toadies are clearly in on the making of these videos. C) We were crazy for even for a moment ... More >>
Amphibians hop into Fort Worth
Over the last 24 hours, "juabeaux" has posted to YouTube an extraordinary cache of local-band performances from the late 1980s through the early '90s. Among their ranks are Melt, the New Bohemians, The End, Rev. Horton Heat, Billygoat and the Buck Pets; among the venues are places you used to go way ... More >>
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 >>
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When the bass player split, the Toadies split up
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We admit it. We screwed up.
Just in case you missed it
The Toadies haven't put out an album in a few years. Really. It's true.
Where there's glass, there's theft
Last Beat music complex
After six years, The Toadies' new album is finally finished, and it's good. So why isn't it out yet?
Who had May in the pool? The Toadies' new album is finished.
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