Celebrating more than 30 years as a band, Toad the Wet Sprocket is still making music and touring with the same spirit of unwavering independence that started it all over three decades ago. 2019 marked two important milestones for Toad. One was the 25th Anniversary of their Platinum album Dulcinea, originally released in 1994, which featured the hits “Fall Down” and “Somethings Always Wrong.” The second was the 30th Anniversary of the band’s very first album Bread & Circus, which was re-released commercially in 1989. Toad the Wet Sprocket share in the kind of musical chemistry that could have only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording, and touring on albums over the course of time. Bread & Circus was followed with Pale in 1990, Fear in 1991, Dulcinea in 1994, and Coil in 1997, as well as some compilations along the way. While most may still feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong,” and “Fall Down,” fans will also identify with tracks which include lyrics that resonate with so many life milestones like “The Moment,” “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted,” and many more. In the fall of 2020, they released two new songs entitled “Starting Now” and “Old Habits Die Hard” from their upcoming album, set to be released in 2021.
The native alternative rock group SUMMERCAMP, formed in 1987, features vocalists/guitarists Tim Cullen and Sean McCue, bassist Misha Feldmann, and drummer Tony Sevener. The group signed with Madonna’s Maverick label in1997 and issued their debut LP, Pure Juice. They charted with the single “Drawer” in the U.S. and “Should I Walk Away” reached the Top 10 in Japan. SUMMERCAMP toured the US, Europe, and Japan in support of their release, including playing the second stage of Lollapalooza, Pukkelpop in Belgium, and appearing at the very first Fuju Rock Festival in Japan. The band also toured with Failure, Poster Children, Tonic, and fellow Santa Barbarians, Toad the Wet Sprocket.