Written, recorded, and produced at their in-home recording studio, Crooked Toad's sound is a bluesy hard rock and uniquely grungy funk that is as smooth as it is raw and clean. There is nothing 'studio' about Crooked Toad. A fully local effort, this is the kind of grassroots music Portland is becoming known for. Justin Phelps mastered their debut EP 'The Tadpole Diaries' at Portland's own Cloud City Sound, and additional production was provided by Stan Jones, Jim Wilcox, and Jeff Ommert. The brainchild of Travis Gates and Tommy Barth in late 2011, Crooked Toad looks forward to celebrating with you at Tonic Lounge Saturday June 29th. Where the new release will be available for purchase. Crooked Toad also includes Lennon Dey on guitar, Alex Moore on bass, and Stan Jones plays keyboards on the record. There is a bill full of local bands for the party including Cambrian Explosion, Kaizen Rex, Dope Ass Kats, and Eric Alexander Moore.