Alternative artist Glen Phillips to serve as penultimate M-Shop show


Toad the Wet Sprocket performs in 2011.

Thomas Shreve

Former frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Glen Phillips, will be making his way to the M-Shop, Saturday, April 22 for the second to last show of the school year.

Phillips, whose music is mainly alternative rock, entered the music business at age 15 when he founded his band, Toad the Wet Sprocket. From 1986-1998 they toured together and released a total of five albums.

In 2001, Phillips went solo with his debut album, Abulum, before touring solo and releasing a live album.

In 2004, he teamed with Nickel Creek to release the collaborative album, Mutual Admiration Society, which had been in development for nearly four years.

The following year, Phillips released critically acclaimed album, Winter Pays For Summer, which featured radio singles “Duck and Cover” and “Thankful”.

Before he released his third album, Mr. Lemons, in 2006, he released the quieter EP, Unlucky 7. The EP featured the song “The Hole” which played in the second episode of Breaking Bad.

Since then, Phillips has toured with Nickel Creek and done a few reunion shows with Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are $12 for ISU students and $20 for the public.