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.