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April 8, 2001 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Toad the Wet Sprocket was never exactly a hard rocking band. But singer-songwriter Phillips' understated solo debut (in stores Tuesday) has at least freed him to be more natural and direct than anything from Toad's final recordings. "Abulum" begins with the swirling, folksy pop of "Careless," and then quickly (probably too quickly) slips into a simpler brand of rock and folk to accompany lyrics both wry and personal. Warm and mushy.
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April 8, 2001 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Toad the Wet Sprocket was never exactly a hard rocking band. But singer-songwriter Phillips' understated solo debut (in stores Tuesday) has at least freed him to be more natural and direct than anything from Toad's final recordings. "Abulum" begins with the swirling, folksy pop of "Careless," and then quickly (probably too quickly) slips into a simpler brand of rock and folk to accompany lyrics both wry and personal. Warm and mushy.
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October 14, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This year has been a difficult time of adjustment for Glen Phillips, who fronted Toad the Wet Sprocket for 12 years. Phillips' father died in January of colon cancer, and escalating tensions within the veteran pop-rock group led to its breakup in July. During a recent phone interview from his Santa Barbara home, a soft-spoken, reflective Phillips said serious reevaluation has left him anxious yet excited about the challenges he faces as an emerging solo artist.
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October 14, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This year has been a difficult time of adjustment for Glen Phillips, who fronted Toad the Wet Sprocket for 12 years. Phillips' father died in January of colon cancer, and escalating tensions within the veteran pop-rock group led to its breakup in July. During a recent phone interview from his Santa Barbara home, a soft-spoken, reflective Phillips said serious reevaluation has left him anxious yet excited about the challenges he faces as an emerging solo artist.
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November 29, 1998
SMALL FACES: Guests are lining up for sessions on Naughty by Nature's album-in-progress, titled "Nature's Fury" and due in March. Among those on board so far are Mystikal, Silkk the Shocker and Big Punisher. . . . Silverchair turned to an interesting fellow Australian to add a piano track on its upcoming album--David Helfgott, the prodigy whose story of mental illness was told in the Oscar-winning movie "Shine." The song, "Emotional Sickness," also features a string arrangement. . . .
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March 8, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Tickets for Dodger Stadium show with the Dave Matthews Band and Macy Gray, right, on May 22 go on sale Saturday. . . . Sunday is the on-sale date for the bill of 98 Degrees, Baha Men, Dream and Debelah Morgan, April 28 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. . . . Linkin Park headlines the Hollywood Palladium April 16. Tickets go on sale today. . . . Tickets will be available Saturday for a lineup headed by Disturbed, on April 18, also at the Palladium. . . .
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August 5, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI
Toad the Wet Sprocket is a band of simple and somewhat fragile charms, and on record its gentle, wistful pop songs can drift by without much impact. In the Fairfax High School auditorium on Wednesday, however, the Santa Barbara-based band muscled up its sound with harder guitars and vibrant, lively vocals. Even for skeptics, it was hard not to be coaxed into the sunny mood of the performance.
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May 24, 2001
* Concerts--The Santa Barbara Bowl will host the following performances: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will play tonight and Friday. Both shows are at 6:30 p.m. $38-$73. Acoustic folk-rocker Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals will perform Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Jack Johnson is the opening act. $28-$36. "Reggae at the Bowl" will be Monday at 4 p.m. The bill includes Barrington Levy, Don Carlos, the Morgan Heritage Family and Sanchez. $25-$33. The Bowl is at 1122 Milpas St. 962-7411.
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