As Tropical Storm Philippe drenched South Florida, the Toadies came out to roam around the stage and rock the Culture Room with a spirited performance.
The intrepid alt-rock band from Texas is back on the road in support of The Lower Side of Uptown. Die-hard Toadies fans packed the venue to hear grunge/alternative tunes that were part the 90s music scene. Vaden Todd Lewis remains at the helm of the group he formed back in 1989. The slender frontman has not lost any of his enthusiasm for playing live and was eager to introduce new songs. Though the Toadies have gone through changes over the years, the new tracks seem to be reminiscent of the band years ago. It was grunge that put them on the map and it seems that Lewis is going to keep the band firmly planted in its roots.
These days, the Toadies lineup features Clark Vogeler on guitar, Doni Blair on bass and drummer Mark Reznicek. The musicians played together like a finely-tuned instrument as they showcased songs from their entire catalog. As expected, their mega-hit “Possum Kingdom” drew thunderous applause. This tune left an indelible mark on the charts and dominated radio airplay for years. Judging by the reaction from the crowd, this track is going to keep treating the Toadies well as long as they perform it.
Vaden Todd Lewis and the guys will touring the states through the end of December. Be sure to catch them when they come to a town near you.
Local H opens for the Toadies
Chi-Town rockers Local H kicked off the night with a high-energy set that got the fans bound for the floor. Scott Lucas, the ebullient lead singer/guitarist delivered an powerful performance and got the crowd all riled up. Drummer Ryan Harding pounded his drums with intensity and took his aggressions out on his snare drums. Despite their hands being on a bible, they guys were still high fivin’ motherfuckers.