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TOADIES
8 p.m., Revolution. $15.

“Guitar Hero” enthusiasts with “Possum Kingdom” stuck in their heads will join grunge holdouts on the day after Christmas to celebrate the return of the Toadies, the South's answer to Bush. After releasing their mainstream breakthrough “Rubberneck” in 1995, the band took six years to put out a follow-up, which found them largely abandoning Nirvana-influenced grunge-pop in favor of sludge-metal. But by the end of 2001, they'd split, with lead singer Todd Lewis moving on to form the Burden Brothers, whose alt-rock has attracted a large grassroots following. After being on hiatus for six years again, the Toadies have reformed. “Let's face it; the music industry isn't the same as it was 10-15 years ago,” the band says on its MySpace page. “Bands don't sound like the Toadies, or the Pixies, or Nirvana, or the old Pearl Jam … Music needs redemption, dammit.”

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