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    Toad the Wet Sprocket

    On SoundDiego TV this evening, you'll get the chance to see several bands that made their marks in the '90s. While some have continued as bands all along, others have reunited to perform their old hits. Before the TV show airs on NBC 7 at 1 a.m., you'll have the chance to see a couple '90s bands that, both as bands and as frontmen with solo careers, have continued to create music that has evolved with the times while stll playing the hits fans love. Toad the Wet Sprocket and Grant Lee Buffalo were both early indie rockers, but they eventually were played on all radio formats and, these days, often get grouped with radio-friendly adult contemporary artists. I still recall seeing Toad at Montezuma Hall many years ago and have been fortunate to see the band at venues large and small over time. Dulcinea was one of my favorite road-trip cassettes of all time. Taking the stage outdoors at Humphreys is certainly going to bring back some memories, and with their new record, perhaps make some new memories, too. 

    Saturday, August 24:

    • Toad the Wet Sprocket, Grant Lee Buffalo @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • Baroness, Royal Thunder @ The Casbah (sold out)
    • Casbah presents Kim Lenz & the Jaguars, El Monte Slim @ The Soda Bar
    • Mira Mesa Festival of Beers, featuring the Farmers and others @ Mira Mesa Community Park (1-5:30 p.m.)
    • He Is Painter, A Midnight Drive, When Whales Collide, Neck and Neck @ Ché Café
    • Tommy Dubs, Whiskey Avengers, Street Urchinz @ 710 Beach Club
    • Jeff Hershey & the Heartbeats @ Bar Pink
    • Dick Dale with the Paul Cannon Band @ Belly Up
    • I-90, Snap Wire, Sinner’s Rage, Rattz, Julie’s Rubbish @ Brick By Brick
    • Ian Tordella presents Double-Trio, featuring Kevin Higuchi, Justin Grinnell, Joshua White, Mark Dresser and Danny Campbell @ Dizzy’s
    • Lutherans, Recordable Colors, Allophone (EP release) @ The Tin Can
    • The Beagles, Growing Up Stupid, Tanya Miller, Good As New @ The Epicentre
    • DJ Ikon @ Fluxx
    • Ottly Mercer, DJ Sammi B @ Gallagher’s Pub
    • 91x presents SRH Fest, featuring Unwritten Law, Strung Out, Sprung Monkey, Perro Bravo, LAW, DJ Scott Martin, Scratch n Sniff @ House of Blues
    • Clash of the Titans Tour: Alkaholiks -- Cali Agents & Casual @ House of Blues
    • Quino @ Humphreys Backstage
    • Legz @ Lestat’s
    • Len Rainy @ The Marble Room
    • LoCura, La Chamba Cumbia Chica, Cumbia Machin @ The Griffin
    • Kids in Heat, Dead on the Wire, Love Letters @ The Tower Bar
    • The Reflectors @ Tio Leo’s
    • West Coast Party Crashers @ The V Lounge
    • OMG @ Dreamcatcher
    • Cole Plante @ Voyeur
    • Booty Bassment, DJs Dimitri & Rob. DJ Claire @ The Whistlestop
    • Ocean Boogie @ Winston’s

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.