I’m not too good when it comes to this whole reviewing shows thing but I do have one thing to say about this one in particular… It was fucking great! Okay, I guess I have more to say than that…
Surprise opener Jay Tea (formerly of The Arrogant Sons of Bitches) kicked things off in all the right ways with his quick wit, hilarious songs playfully poking fun at Rancid, along with many other bands I can’t recall, and a request-fueled set list (yes, someone shouted “Freebird” and yes, Jay played it).
Local ska powerhouse UNRB played an unsurprisingly phenomenal set and got the whole crowd moving, and Wilmington, California’s Left Alone kept everyone dancing with their blazing fast ska-tinged street punk anthems.
Though I thought it was impossible for the show to get any more energized, longtime SoCal skankers Voodoo Glow Skulls proved me wrong, blasting through their 1995 classic “Firme” and quickly transforming The Local 662 into a raging cyclone of drunken madness.
Last but certainly not least, legendary New York ska veterans The Toasters brought the show to a close with a lengthy set of two tone favorites, including “Weekend In LA,” “Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down,” “Two Tone Army,” and many others; all of which kept the crowd dancing and singing along.
Oh, I took pictures too! You can check ’em out below. If you wanna see if this awesome tour is coming to a venue near you, simply click here and all of the information you could possibly need will be displayed on your computer screen.
Add The Toasters to My Radar