Troubadour Music Presents
The Toasters (USA)
8:00pm, Sat 22nd September, 2012
The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD
ON SALE THURSDAY 3 MAY. Supported by THE RESIGNATORS. Thirty years ago a bunch of upstarts ignited a spark on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
A spark that fired the imagination of the American music scene, causing a global conflagration. That music was Ska and the band was THE TOASTERS. The 2-Tone sound re-created in their own image by this unruly group of ruffians synthesized the classic 70s British sound with east side Punk and rock and is now regarded as being the precursor to the Third Wave of Ska. The embers of the legacy bequeathed by The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat and Madness were rekindled and the Toasters hit the road. Hard.
Five-thousand some gigs later the sparks are still flying and the band is ready to pick up the cudgels once again for their 2011 30th Anniversary tour. Some of the faces may be different but, of course, the song remains the same. The distinctive Toasters sound has recently been hallmarked as one of CBGBs 20 core bands (Clear Channel Radio) and nothing could make the band prouder than being ranked up there with personal heroes The Ramones.
According to lead singer Bucket, nothing can eclipse the vibes of a sweaty packed-out club with the audience in your face and the bit between the teeth.
Its important not to forget where you came from. Lots of bands do that but not the Toasters!
The band is heading Down Under for a national tour this September!