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The Toadies

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    March 29, 2013

    Upcoming Events: What Do Duck Dynasty and Robert Earl Keen Have in Common?

    Any and all crawfish-eating you've been doing so far this season has just been practice for the main event: the annual Texas Crawfish Festival in Old Town Spring, which is coming up on April 19 through 21 and April 26 through 28. The festival has to be two weekends to pack in all the food and entert ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    The Biggest Surprises From the Texas 30 Ballots

    Perusing the final ballots for the Texas 30 with a few highlighters this past week was a blessed odyssey into the past three decades of all things Texas music. For as many no-brainers as there were, there were plenty of head-scratchin' exclusions. Rewind: The 30 Best Texas Albums (cover story) Sl ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    10 Years' Brian Vodinh: "We're a Little Darker at Times"

    This weekend, on the heels of the release of their fifth full-length album, Minus the Machine, 10 Years visits Houston (...well, The Woodlands) for Buzzfest XXIX, performing alongside Silversun Pickups, Three Days Grace, The Toadies, Dead Sara, Hollywood Undead, Lit and our city's very own thelastpl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Silversun Pickups, thelastplaceyoulook, Toadies Top BuzzFest 29 Lineup

    Today the lineup for the fall 2012 edition of 94.5 The Buzz's BuzzFest 29 leaked onto Pollstar and the rock station's Web site. The fall fest is headed up by Silversun Pickups, Lit, Eve 6, Toadies, Three Days Grace, 10 Years and thelastplaceyoulook, who will be coming home from a month-long jaunt wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: thelastplaceyoulook

    Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    UME's Lauren Larson: "Summer Fest Will Always Be Special To Us"

    Not until I conversed with UME frontwoman Lauren Larson did I realize that 2009's Summer Fest was the band's first real festival, and afterwards they would find themselves on even bigger stages than the one at Eleanor Tinsley Park. The Austin-based band plays this year's fest at 6 p.m. on Sunday eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Bun B, Rap God; Toadies Close Out With A Shred

    Photos by Marc BrubakerYou know who this is.​It's hard to write about Bun B objectively anymore. Really, it is. He has ascended to where ever it is that people who are hard to write about objectively ascend to. It feels like, if he just did it with conviction, he could walk out on stage, take ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2011

    Midtown Throwdown

    Your guide to our very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Toadies: "We Just Picked Up Where We Left Off"

    Matt Cooper/Kirtland Records​Saturday's BestFest headliners the Toadies were in town fairly recently, and they should be back soon when they promote their next album. In the mean time, however, we'll have them here this weekend, and we're hoping that a lot of you will join us to bask in their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Six More Reasons to Go to the Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest

    Yesterday we gave you the five best reasons to go to the Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest this Saturday and Sunday in Midtown. We are by no means backing off from them, but we never said the list was exhaustive. Here are six more reasons you need to be there: 6. The Notre Dame game is at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    BestFest Adds Los Skarnales, The Last Place You Look, Umbrella Man & Honky Tonk Blood Trio

    Half-price GA passes = today's "Deal of the Day" GroovehousePachuco Boogie: Los Skarnales' Nestor Serrano (left) and Felipe Galvan at the 2011 Houston International Festival​The first Best of Houston® BestFest is shaping up nicely. Today it gives Rocks Off great pleasure to announce four mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Possum Kingdom On Fire: The Official Video

    Possum Kingdom, the beloved state park west of Fort Worth -- celebrated in song by The Toadies -- has been very unlucky when it comes to the wildfires hitting west and north Texas. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has released some official video of the event, including interviews with firefig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Friday Night: The Toadies At Warehouse Live

    Marc Brubaker​The Toadies Warehouse Live April 15, 2011 Friday night, The Toadies took Warehouse Live's main stage in front of quite a rowdy crowd, hyping the crowd with such well-known hits as "I Come From the Water," "Backslider" and, before the evening's entertainment had ended, a reinterp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Record Store Day Exclusives

    Welcome once again to another installment of our smash hit series, Magnolia City Mixtape. This week is just like all the rest, with a bumper crop of local music news for your eyes and ears. ​We'll start off with our soundtrack, which happens to be an EP from local rock outfit Rivers, entitled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Toadies At House of Blues: Twitter Edition

    Photos by Groovehouse​To Rocks Off's eternal anoyance, we can't be everywhere at once, so Saturday we had to fall on our sword and skip the sold-out Toadies show at House of Blues. This time... we won't let them come back without seeing them, promise. Especially since the general opinion among ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Upcoming: Blue October, Fleshtones, Islands, Jackyl, Raekwon, Etc.

    ​Aerial Second, Floorbound, Lotus Effect, This Year's Tiger: LOUNGE STAGE., Sat., June 5. Fitzgerald's. Amplified Heat, Cornhole Dukes, World's Most Dangerous: Fri., June 11. Rudyard's. Anjelah Nicole Johnson: Fri., Oct. 22. House of Blues. Aziz Ansari: CHANGED Sat., Oct. 16. House of Blues. Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Revenge

    "A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." - Sir Francis Bacon ihasahotdog.com​She Said has never been one for revenge, preferring to believe (at least), that people make their own beds. But if she was the vengeful type, she'd seek it out not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Life Inside the Media Tent

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe Toadies meet the mud​Media "tent" is misleading, actually. Part of the Rocks Off team has spent the better part of the three days of ACL inside the media area, attempting to identify smaller, more unknown bands as they traipse through like Roma, wrapping our laptops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Songs By ACL Artists That Should Be Covered By Other ACL Artists

    Isn't it fun to imagine all your favorite bands are best friends? And that when they spend time together, as so many of them are doing right this second at the Austin City Limits festival, they would inevitably learn each others' songs? Here are some songs by ACL bands which we'd like to see covered ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    Welcome back, Toadies

    No Deliverance from Evil

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Farewell, Fair Toadies

    The departure of founding bassist Lisa Umbarger spells doom for the Metroplex band

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Got Legs

    The perpetually self-doubting Todd Lewis stands tall on the Toadies' long-overdue second album

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Road Rules

    The Toadies have two addresses -- one on wheels, the other on-stage

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