DSP Shows Presents: One Roof Concert for the Homeless: Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket & More
One Roof is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness. They produce musical concerts and festivals in order to place families and individuals in permanent homes. Their novel approach enables them to generate funds to meet their mission while simultaneously engaging with the general public and fostering a growing sense of community.
are an American power pop band from Holyoke, Massachusetts. They built their reputation playing clubs around New England over an eight year period starting in 1982. It wasn’t until 1990 when they played the China Club in NYC that they caught the ear of producers, John DeNicola and Tommy Allen, eventually signing with Charisma Records in 1991. Their debut CD “What Goes On” produced by Ed Stasium (co-produced by John DeNicola and Tommy Allen) was released in 1992 on Charisma Records, and the bands follow up CD “Different” produced by John DeNicola and Tommy Allen (co-procuced by The Sighs) was released in 1996 on Big Deal Records. More than two decades after releasing their last album, The Sighs return with a third full-length, “Wait On Another Day” that brings a brand-new vitality to their harmony-drenched guitar driven-pop. Once destined to be a lost record, Wait on Another Day finds the Massachusetts-bred band drawing from an unearthed batch of demos and dreaming up a fresh sound that’s hook-heavy and full of heart.
NEW to The Sighs catalog is Tearing My Heart Again 5 song EP. “Vocally harmonious, swooning and memorable,calls to mind the effervescence of The Beach Boys, while its thin layers of subtle wistfulness point to the darkly pop romance of Big Star. ” Destroy/Exist
The SIGHS brand of power pop is influenced by bands like The Beatles, Cheap Trick, The Everly Brothers, Raspberries, Tom Petty, and many more.
The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band’s fusion of Melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern Rock of today. Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossoms’ five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out About You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Allison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by the Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From You.” In 1996, the singles “Follow you Down” and “As Long As It Matters,” hit the radio again in a huge way, making their Congratulations I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Their latest release, 2018’s Mixed Reality, shares that same timeless feel, packed with 15 songs. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in five different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and held the MTV playlist captive for most of the 90s. Boasting record sales of over 10 million, the band continues to burn up the road performing over 100 tour dates per year. Don’t miss all these great hit songs, a sampling of new music, and a rockin’ the house down show!
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Toad the Wet Sprocket is still making new music and touring with the same spirit of unwavering independence that started it all over three decades ago. The band is thankful for the continued help and enthusiastic support of their fans, which helped spur the release of All You Want and also serves as inspiration for the band to not only tour and play live, but to continue to make new original music together. They continue to support their most recent release, Starting Now (2021), as well as their previous album New Constellation (2013), and EP The Architect of Ruin (2015). Toad the Wet Sprocket share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording, and touring on albums over the course of time. After Bread & Circus, they followed with Pale in 1990, fear in ’91, Dulcinea in 1994, and Coil in 1997, as well as some compilations along the way. While most will still feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, and “Fall Down”, fans will also be well familiar with tracks with lyrics that resonate for so many life milestones like “The Moment”, “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted”, “Transient Whales” and so many more.