The Toadies – First Avenue – Minneapolis MN – October 7th 2022

Surly Brewing and 93x present The Toadies with Special Guests The Toadies and The Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy

Review and photos by Ryan Bresnahan

Texas based bands Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat rocked the night away at legendary club First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN on October 7th. They were joined by opening band Nashville Pussy, who are said to have been described by legendary Lemmy from Motörhead as “America’s last great rock ‘n’ roll band”. 

Reverend Horton Heat performed in usual fashion, fast and fun with a rousing stage show. Performing their 1994 album in full, Liquor in the Front, Jim, Jimbo and drummer Jonathan were in high spirits. An unfortunate concert viewer incident almost ended the show with Jim Heath cutting a song and awaiting assistance for the unlucky (and passed out) fan. To the audience delight the guys continued with one last song ending the set with an amazing cover of Motörhead’s Ace of Spades.  

The Toadies performed in full their 1994 album Rubberneck which has been a cult favorite over the past 25 + years and whose sound was once labeled as “the Pixies meets Metallica”. The show made this as apparent as ever. The sound was crisp, clear, and hard. Another concert viewer incident, this time having to remove someone who threw a drink at the Toadies singer during the performance, created another pause in the action. However once resolved the show continued and Toadies ended the set with an ensemble drum performance with both drummers from Nashville Pussy and Reverend Horton Heat joining them on stage. 

It was a night to remember, or not for those two audience members, and overall, a great time was had by most!