Jan 27, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Presented By: Channel 93.3, Rooster Magazine, ForTheLoveOfPunk.com, Twist & Shout, Illegal Petes

Day: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $12
Day Of Show Price: $14
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The Toasters
The Toasters, are "Ska Pioneers" (Billboard magazine) and boldly go where no ska band has gone before. Having been compared to the Ramones, due to their longevity and adherence to core principles, the Toasters are held to be one of most influential ska bands out there. Their lean, mean ska machine has galvanized audiences and musicians alike with their embrace of the Jamaica-born pop music style that overwhelmed England in the 1960's, migrated to America in the early 1980s, and went global in the 1990s. The hallmark Toasters sound sits at the nexus of Reggae, Jazz, Punk and Soul and is the musical equivalent of a brass knuckle-duster.

Formed in New York City by British guitarist/frontman Rob "Bucket" Hingley in 1981, the Toasters exploded onto the Lower East Side scene. Cutting their teeth with a residency at legendary clubs like CBGB and Danceteria, the band has defied gravity and industry skeptics alike by staying true to their original 2-Tone ska roots, whilst logging over 4000 globe-trotting live appearances.

Longtime fans and critics agree, the current "International All-Stars" posse (featuring members of some of the world's greatest ska bands) is one of the most formidable in The Toasters' long and chequered history. Along with the irrepressible Bucket on lead vocals and guitar, The Beat's Andy Pearson is featured on bass. Expect to see Neil Johnson (Planet Smashers) and Tommy Quartulli on saxophone (The Allstonians), Greg Robinson (Mephiskapheles) on trombone and Jesse Hayes (Westbound Train) on drums. Special appearances by Arjen Bijleveld (Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation) and Buford O'Sullivan (Easy Star All-Stars) are also to be expected in 2009. Legendary keyboardist Dave Barry rounds out the posse.

As the founder of Megalith Records (and former boss of the legendary Moon Ska Records, the most influential ska label of the 1990s) the Toasters' leader, Rob "Bucket" Hingley has a ska resume that trumps virtually anyone else in the business. With the aid and support of likeminded musicians such as producer Joe Jackson, who has worked with the band over the years, he has been able to compile a recorded legacy and a songwriting catalog. Among the many ska classics Hingley has penned: "Weekend In L.A.," "Matt Davis," "2-Tone Army," "Social Security," "Dub 56"—and the list goes on and on.

In the commercial realm, the Toasters have recorded jingles for AOL, Cisco Systems, Miller, Anheuser-Busch, and Coca-Cola, and have contributed to movie and television scores (Bleached, Bang!, MTV's Wildboyz, Mission Hill, Kablam!, Showtime's Brotherhood, etc.). Where Bucket and The Toasters truly excel, and live up to their reputation as one of the greatest bands of all time, however, is on the road. Averaging more than 200 performances a year, the band is well on its way to playing its 5,000th gig, a milestone they should achieve by the end of the decade.
Toasters fans from all over the world have known for a long time that their favourite ska band is the coolest group around, a true classic. Now, it's time for everyone else to catch up, and get hip to The Toasters!

The Toasters are currently sponsored by the following partners: Conn-Selmer wind instruments, Ludwig drums, Jagermeister, Ska Brewing, Pick World, Ernie Ball, Greasy Groove, Reverend Guitars and Instanbul Cymbals.

http://www.toasters.org/
http://www.facebook.com/TheToasters

Mrs. Skannotto
Mrs. SkannottoMrs. Skannotto is a ska band based out of Rochester, NY. A long-standing group, they have been on the ska scene since 1998. The band draws influences from many generes including traditional and punk ska, rock, reggae, dub, etc...

The band has made appearances all across the Northeast. Their style appeals to crowds of all ages and backgrounds, from bars to small indie shows to festivals. The band has shared the stage with such notable acts as Less Than Jake, Big D and the Kids Table, The Toasters, The Pietasters, The Slackers, Mustard Plug, Sonic Boom Six, The Aggrolites, Bim Skala Bim, The Know How, Phenomenauts, The Agents, The Allstonians, The Tossers, RX Bandits...
http://www.mrsska.com
http://www.facebook.com/skannotto

The Dendrites
The Dendrites
The Dendrites are an instrumental mix of traditional vibes, and modern techniques. Through the roots and branches of long time friendships, this ensemble has joined together in the ever constant pursuit of joy and unity through love and music. Dancing is release, music is communication, and the celebration is the revolution.

www.myspace.com/thedendritesmassive
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dendrites/10150093137390438

Denver Vintage Reggae Society
Denver Vintage Reggae SocietyDVRS aims to bring together all walks of life & music preferences under the banner of, not only Reggae but, genuine music & UNITY through individuality.

We are a society based around the love for and preservation of 60's/70's reggae.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denver-Vintage-Reggae-Society/207828942561442?ref=hl