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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Toads Place - Updates


The English Beat
Bad Manners
The Big Guys
Saturday, January 31st
English Ska heroes The English Beat formed in 1978. Their current lineup features original lead singer Dave Wakeling and keyboardist Mickey Billingham, formerly of Dexy's Midnight Runners.
Joining them are Bad Manners, also from England. A 2-Tone Ska revival band, known for frontman Buster Bloodvessel's crazy antics onstage.
And don't miss Richmond's The Big Guys who start the show!
General Admission: $20


Tuesday, February 3rd
Yes. They're really going to be here.
Comedians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, from Adult Swim's television series, "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" are hosting a comedy night consisting of sketches, songs, and mock commercials. Critics call the show absurd, hilarious, and ground-breaking! We call it a reason to brave the winter cold and laugh until you cry.
General Admission: $25

Lady Gaga
White Tie Affair
Chester French
Friday, April 3, 8PM
She's got the #1 song in the USA... She's got the #1 song in the Europe... She's got the #1 song on iTunes.
Pop newcomer Lady Gaga will be making Toad's Place of Richmond dance with her addictive and catchy pop hooks from singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" from her debut album "The Fame."
Every ticket purchased to Lady Gaga receives a free ticket Toad's Place 2nd Annual Heartbreaker's Ball on February 14th!
Advance: $18 / Day of Show: $20

Rockstar Energy Drink presents:
The Maine
Family Force 5
Hit The Lights
A Rocket to the Moon
Thursday, April 23, 6PM
What a line-up! The Maine, 3OH!3, & Family Force 5 headline the AP Tour '09 with support from Hit The Lights and A Rocket to the Moon.
Advance: $15 / Day of Show: $17


Core 87
Father of Twelve
Dammit Matthew Dammit
Half Brother Sid
Friday, February 13, 6:30PM
Core87 has made a name in Richmond as one of the most entertaining rock bands in the area. The band has played shows in a range from small clubs to opening the chili cookoff in 2008. Joined by Father of Twelve and Dammit Matthew Dammit and Half Brother Sid!
Presented by Innuendo Entertainment
Advance: $10 / Day of Show: $13

Colin Healy & The Jet SkisTrust Fall
Thursday, February 19, 7:00PM
Richmond base pop punk band that weds upbeat piano melodies with wonderfully minimalist guitars that grab you by the ears and snuggle your eardrums. Their refreshing songs showcase crisp hooks and raw emotion that captures anyone who opens their heart to listen.
Presented by Innuendo Entertainment
Advance: $10 / Day of Show: $13

Wrinkle Neck Mules
6 Day Bender
The Hotdamns
Friday, February 20, 7:00PM
The five piece Wrinkle Neck Mules temper the roots racket of US forebearers Go to Blazes and The Bottlerockets with the more studious demands of bluegrass. Frontman Andy Stepanian has the throat tones of Steve Earle, shading these songs of old hounds, ditch weed and arsenic in the veins with the darkness they demand. And while there are traces of classic Bakersfield in "Ringing in the Days", it's the mandolin and banjo-picking that truly shine, particularly on "The Whistler Knows Best". "Swagger & Honesty" meanwhile sounds like a Southern anthem fit for Skynryd.
Advance: $10 / Day of Show: $13

Exceptional Kids Benefit feat. Honor By August
Juniper Lane
Against Grace
The Tom McCormack Band
Thursday, March 5, 7PM
Equal Justice America has been a national leader since 1993 in working with legal aid programs across the country that provide assistance to those in need. EJA is hosting it's first benefit concert to help support special needs and at risk children.
General Admission: $20

The Second City Comedy Troupe
Wednesday, February 4th
The Second City touring troupe is coming back to Richmond to make you laugh! Producing some of the funniest names in show business, the Second City knows funny.
Combining a mix of improvised and scripted scenes, some based from audience suggestions, you'll be experiencing comedy super-stars in the making!
General Admission: $12

Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Thursday, February 12, 8PM
Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Many go to their live shows with reservations, high expectations, and the burning question, "Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?" Undeniably, the answer is, "Yes!"
General Admission: $10

The Heartbreakers Ball
Imaginary Boys: Cure Tribute
DJ Kristover
Saturday, February 14, 8PM
The Second Annual Heartbreaker's Ball
Imaginary Boys: The Cure Tribute
& DJ Kristover (Brit Pop, New Wave, Dance)
Photobooth Photography by MachineDance Photography!
Advance: $10 / Day of Show: $12

Bruce in the USA
Sunday, February 15, 7PM
Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute…
This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E. St. Band show.
Advance: $12 / Day of Show: $15

Reckless Kelly
Sons of Bill
Wednesday, February 18th
Oregon band, Reckless Kelly, named for Australian bank robber Ned Kelly.
Recently through Toad's Place with Reverend Horton Heat, Reckless Kelly is winning their way into music lovers hearts and ears.
Joining them are Sons of Bill, who always play a great country influenced rock show! This might just be the perfect alt-country line up!
General Admission: $12

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Saturday, February 21st
The Booty Band keeps things jumping with a constant reshuffling of instruments and singers while engaging the crowd with rousing banter, onstage antics galore, and a compelling, festive spirit.
With a large catalog of originals, the Booty Band can enthrall any type of crowd they come across. Fans of all shapes, sizes and shades come together and feel at home in the basking beauty of the Booty Band. While original material is their main focus, these gifted misfits may surprise you with a well-timed cover by artists such as Miles Davis, Beastie Boys, Herbie Hancock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jamiroquai, Galactic and P-Funk.
Advance: $12 / Day of Show: $15

Man & Wife Tour feat. Fatman Scoop and Shandra
Friday, February 27, 8PM
Fatman Scoop and his lovely wife, Shanda, discuss everything on their own sex and relationship show. It’s raw. It’s raunchy. But most importantly, it’s real. Their Goals With Man and Wife "We want to be able to share our feelings, thoughts, and personal experiences with our audience. To offer open and candid advice in love, friendship, family and everyday life...
Advance: $15 / Day of Show: $20

Busta Rhymes
Friday, March 13, 8PM
Given his name by Chuck D, Busta Rhymes broke into the seen with his platinum single "Woo Hah!!! Got You All In Check" in 1996, and never lost energy. Other singles include "Break Ya Neck", "Touch It" and "Pass the Courvoisier" among many others.
Keep an ear out for Busta's new single "Arab Money!"
Advance: $25 / Day of Show: $30

The Pietasters
Saturday, March 21, 8PM
DC ska band The Pietasters are going to rock their way through Richmond this March! Having headlined many tours of their own in their long history, they have also played with ska and punk legends such as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reverend Horton Heat and an opening stint with The Clash's Joe Strummer!
Advance: $13 / Day of Show: $15

Average White Band
Thursday, March 26, 7:30PM
Scottish Funk band Average White Band gained popularity in the mid-70's playing their hits "Pick Up the Pieces," and "Work to Do" from AWB. Still touring and making records today, only a Richmond audience can keep up with their stellar energy!
Advance: $20 / Day of Show: $25


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