The Frogs formed in Milwaukee in 1980 when brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion discovered a shared love of short, quirky, pop-rock tunes plus comedic, improvised songs of a sexually-charged nature. The Frogs influenced a ton of artists across the rock & roll spectrum, and Jimmy Flemion even joined Skid Row man Sebastian Bach’s touring band at one point. This will be The Frogs’ first tour since Dennis, a one-time touring member of the Smashing Pumpkins, passed away in 2012, and Jimmy will be joined by Lemonheads mainman Evan Dando on drums. That’s a lot of odd ingredients for what will surely be an interesting evening as Jimmy seeks to honor his late and beloved brother.
The Frogs play at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 at the Roxy.