The Toasters are one of the original American third-wave ska bands. Founded in New York in 1981 by 'Buck' Hingley, with 9 studio albums currently under their braces, through labels such as Moon Ska Records, Megalith Records, Celluloid, Stomp Records, Caroline Distribution & Skaloid.
Ska was made to dance to and for anyone who was banking on skanking, there was every opportunity through a rapidly delivered, brass thickened beat at The Thomas House, Dublin this earlier this month.
Support came from the excellent home-grown Bocs Social Band [gallery], a seven-piece ska/funk/pop band who spilled across the stage with satisfying vocal aggression, trumpet, sax, keys and a steadfast rhythms section who more than amply set up the rest of the night of two great sets, one great night in one helluva venue.
Bocs Social Band
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