Preview: Glen Philips at The State Room

If you’re like me, you don’t know much about Glen Phillips. But, then again, if you’re like me, you’re in the minority. Because most everyone I know is onboard with Phillips fandom, and I’m just barely catching up.

So, if you’re a casual fan, you may or may not know that Phillips is the lead singer of the ’90s group Toad the Wet Sprocket. (I did know this. Because the poster at The State Room told me so. But I digress.) Other things you may not know about Toad the Wet Sprocket include: They are named after a Monty Python bit, they have funded an album via Kickstarter, they most recently toured with other ’90s groups Smash Mouth and Tonic—and some of the other members are in a second band they call Lapdog.


But not Glen Phillips. Oh no. He’s on his own. And he’s playing The State Room on Wednesday night, and according to wikipedia, he will likely be barefoot. And also, he hurt his arm in 2008 and had a long road to recovery, including playing guitar again.

Fans should expect a combination of Philips solo work and his work with Toad the Wet Sprocket on the setlist.

That’s pretty much all the internet told me about Glen Phillips. Hopefully I’ll be able to tell you more on Wednesday morning in my review.

Glen Phillips plays The State Room on Tuesday, November 15. Tickets are still available here.

Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy is a former managing editor at Salt Lake magazine. Though she writes about everything, she has a particular interest in arts and culture in Utah. In the summer months, you will find her at any given outdoor concert on any given night. In the winter, you will find her wishing for summer. Follow her on social media at @whynotboth.

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