Out and about: Toad the Wet Sprocket returns
Published: January 30, 2014 05:58PM
Updated: February 4, 2014 11:13AM
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From left, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars attend the Motley Crue Press Conference, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Show of the week • The past 28 years have been an up-and-down ride for Toad the Wet Sprocket, the California alt-rock band that took its name facetiously from a sketch by “Monty Python’s” Eric Idle and just kept going with it. After forming in 1986, the band’s heyday was from 1989 to 1998, when it released five albums (two of them platinum-sellers) and a bevy of singles — the biggest, “All I Want,” went as high as No. 15 on the Billboard charts in 1992. The band broke up for a while, but its members (lead vocalist/guitarist Glenn Phillips, lead guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dunning and drummer Randy Guss) kept touring together and formally reunited in 2009. Last year, the band released its first new album in years, “New Constellation.” Opening the show is Jonathan Kingham.

When • Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30 at Smith’s Tix

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Blood on the Dance Floor

Electro-pop duo Blood on the Dance Floor arrives, making up for a postponed December show. Opening acts: Davey Suicide, Haley Rose.

When • Friday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

Where • Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $16.50 at Smith’s Tix

Red City Radio

Punk-rock band Red City Radio performs. Opening acts: Elway, Direct Hit, Problem Daughter.

When • Friday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

Where • The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place (360 South), Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 at 24Tix.com

Mr. Vandal

Dubstep and hip-hop performer Mr. Vandal performs. Opening act: Gravytron, Grimblee, Tetris Fingers.

When • Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.

Where • The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at 24Tix.com

Kountry Caine

Hip-hop performer Kountry Caine performs. Opening act: Kilifi, Next 2 Blow.

When • Saturday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.50 at Smith’s Tix and 24Tix.com

Parkway Drive

Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive will bring its “Mini Tour 2014.” Opening acts: Upon a Burning Body, Betrayal.

When • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Where • Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $20 at Smith’s Tix

North Mississippi Allstars

Southern blues-infused rock and roll band North Mississippi Allstars will perform. Lightnin Malcolm will open.

When • Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 4-5, 8 p.m.

Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $38 at thestateroom.com

Nth Power

Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power will inspire you to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goosebumps.

When • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m.

Where • The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10, at the door only

Reggie and The Full Effect

Punk rock band Reggie and The Full Effect performs. Opening acts: Dads, Pentimento.

When • Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $14 in advance, $16 day of show, at 24Tix.com

Mountain Standard Time

Mountain Standard Time, a mix of bluegrass, progressive rock, Latin and Americana music.

When • Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m.

Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 at thestateroom.com