and she runs through her days with a smile on her face

On Thursday July 31st, 2008, rockers Toadies and The Whigs played to a full house at Madison, Wisconsin’s The Annex.

Openers The Whigs blended a distinctly American brand of rock and roll with 60s brit-rock influences. Their single “Right Hand on My Heart” drastically under-represents their talent; every other song on their set list blew it away. The trio was particularly memorable when incorporating organ into the mix. Raucous and full of spark, The Whigs are a band meant to be seen live.

Headlining the night was iconic 90s rock band Toadies. Drawing on blues and the rich musical heritage of their home state of Texas, the recently reunited band played a mix of old favorites like “Away” and “I Come From the Water” as well as new material that was enthusiastically received. For many attending the show, it was their first time seeing the band and they did not disappoint. Todd Lewis’s voice is still powerful and the band was tight even after time apart and changes in lineup.

Toadies will continue to tour through September in support of their upcoming release No Deliverance.

To see pictures from the show, click here. To see a performance of “Possum Kingdom” from the show, go to our YouTube channel. Watch “Tyler” below.

4 thoughts on “and she runs through her days with a smile on her face

  1. coralinn August 1, 2008 / 9:32 pm

    they’re AMAZING.
    i think i might be going to their concert in august.
    i’m excited.
    my favorite song by them is away.
    was it awesome?

  2. mixtapesheartbreaks August 1, 2008 / 9:56 pm

    it was. i hope you get to go, as i’m sure you’ll love it. they sound great.

  3. Thom August 4, 2008 / 1:59 pm

    it was an AWESOME concert. i’m so glad they got back together. lewis’ other band, burden brothers, was good as well, but i like the toadies better. vaden’s got an amazing voice and i really think the toadies were on their way to becoming one of the best band’s of the 90’s before they broke up after one album. i was afraid they wouldn’t make it up to madison because they usually only tour in the south, but luckily lollapalooza lured them out here. great article!

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