Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Toadies to headline Homegrown Festival in Dallas
Homegrown is relatively new, and yet it's already been called Dallas' best music fest.
DALLAS It’s been rumored for weeks, but early this morning it became official: The Toadies will headline the fifth annual Homegrown Festival at Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas. And tickets are on sale now for the May 10 event: $22 via Prekindle for the all-ages jam, which kicks off at 11 a.m. that Saturday.
We’re still not sure who’s filling out the rest of the day-long dance card; more bands will be announced February 18 and March 4. Only this much is certain, via this morning’s heads-up: They’re “all with ties to the state of Texas,” which has (more or else) always been the case with the downtown rock-and fest that’s played host to The Relatives, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, the Divine Fits, the Polyphonic Spree, School of Seven Bells, This Will Destroy You, the O’s, Centro-matic and other familiars during its brief but so-far glorious run.
But the Toadies top-billing the fest is our main focus this morning. And the Homegrown gig comes toward the end of a particularly special tour for the band, which hits the road next month to promote the 20th-anniversary reissue of Rubberneck that, natch, comes complete with a few bonus tracks (among them the band’s cover of Pylon’s “Stop It,” which originally appeared on Velvet and had been re-cut for the band’s Interscope debut). The band is performing Rubberneck in its entirety during the tour, which commences with a South by Southwest send-off; the more things change …
And, of course, Main Street Garden is approximately half a mile from Trees, which is where you and I probably saw the Toadies 193 times between 1991 and 2001.
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