Front Toadie Lewis.
TOADIES8 p.m., Revolution, $15 adv., $18 d.o.s.
“There's a certain uneasiness to the Toadies
,” says Vaden Todd Lewis, succinctly describing his band. At its core, the Fort Worth-based group is a raw, commanding rock outfit. The band's first Little Rock gig in 1995 at Blue Mesa yielded a sluggish turnout of approximately eight people, perhaps because the band's first full-length album “Rubberneck” had yet to storm the airwaves with the smash hit “Possum Kingdom.” The song has remained in collective musical consciousness and is among the Guitar Hero II tracks. With such a bummer gig in the rearview mirror by now, the Toadies has amassed a strong body of work, if not a lot of commercial success. The band's released a new album, “No Deliverance.” So far, no opening act has been announced for the all-ages show, which might lead to a longer set. —Paul Peterson