Want to experience the early '90s without the specter of ubiquitous AIDS education posters and classmates wearing backwards button-up shirts? Toad the Wet Sprocket has you covered. The Santa Barbara band, known for their jangly brand of optimistic love pop managed to straddle genres appealing to adult contemporary and college rock listeners just before grunge monopolized the airwaves. No doubt you remember the upbeat "All I Want." Though the band officially broke up in 1998, they've graced more than a few stages since then. And like the swallows of avian lore, they return tonight, to Capistrano.
Thu., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., 2011