Rock fans traditionally hold up lighters at concerts during ballads so that heartbroken moths know where they can go and, for once, not be judged. Get drawn in with this GrouponLive deal.
- $14 for admission for one to see Toad the Wet Sprocket (up to a $27.58 value)
- When: Wednesday, May 15, at 8 p.m.
- Where: House of Blues Houston
- Standing room-only general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Brandishing the shimmering guitars, windswept harmonies, and barefoot melodies that brought them multiplatinum success, Toad the Wet Sprocket saturates stages with its enchanting coterie of sun-kissed, chart-topping folk pop. Steered by the lead vocals of songwriter Glen Phillips, the group ruled early ‘90s alternative-rock radio with a Nerf fist, winning devoted legions of fans and spurning bobsledding invites from Soul Asylum with runaway hits such as “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” After hatching a greatest hits collection with 2011’s All You Want, the recouped collective returns to the road for a tour of greatest hits while sharing material from their upcoming, Kickstarter-funded new album of aural valentines. Unlike most reunited bands, all four of the original musicians are in tow and in top form, shaming other ‘90s reunions such as Hootie and a Blowfish or C+C Music Depot.
House of Blues Houston
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.