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DS Exclusive: The Toasters and Malafacha at Beat Kitchen (Chicago) Gallery

Legendary ska band The Toasters, with support from Chicago’s Malafacha, hit Beat Kitchen on February 28, 2019. The Toasters, founded in 1981, are one of the first wave of American Ska bands.

At the Beat Kitchen, The Toasters line up include frontman Robert “Bucket” Hingley; Tim Karns on bass; Grillbert Covarrubias on trombone; drummer Boris Maninvelt (Upsessions Holland); Deals Olan on saxophone (Out of Control Army MX); Buford O. Sullivan on trombone (ex-Scofflaws). 

Check out the full review and all the pics below.



Manchester Punk Festival 2017 (UK) Announce First Bands

Manchester Punk Festival returns for its third installment next April and the lineup for the event is already starting to look pretty tasty. The festival has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2014 and this year’s event looks to continue the trend. Bands announced so far include Paint It Black, The Toasters, Larrakia and Edward in Venice.

Manchester Punk Festival is the product of three of the cities best punk-rock promoters coming together to create a massive urban music festival that sprawls across multiple venues. Anarchistic Undertones, Moving North and TNS Records work tirelessly to make the event special and as such Manchester Punk Festival should be on every British and European punk-rockers to-do list for 2017.

If you’re planning on kicking next year’s festival season off in style, then check out the festival website for tickets and follow the event on social media for all the latest news.



Free Comp Download: Comps For a Cause – Vol. 3. – “F*@! Cancer”

September is here, and so is a new comp from All We Got! Records. F*@! Cancer, a benefit for the LLS, features a variety of punk, pop-punk, folk-punk, and ska. This year’s release includes tracks from The Toasters, Everything Ever, Mike Park, Teslas Revenge, Rebuilder, All People, The Jukebox Romantics, Jaclyn Falk, Lawsuit Models and more! The comp is available as both a digital and physical release, and you can stream it in its entirety below.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness month, and this year all proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

All We Got! Records is a DIY / DIT Action Through Arts collective based out of Rockland County, NY. These comps are just one of the ways they raise awareness for organizations and causes we believe in.



Rare Breed Recording Co. offer free download of new ska/reggae compilation

Late last year, Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello and Obi Fernandez of Westbound Train started a ska/reggae label called Rare Breed Recording Company. The label has just released a free, 15-song comp featuring songs from bands like The Toasters, The Slackers, and The Skints. You can give it a listen below, and grab it for free on the label’s webstore.



Spring Heeled Jack, The Pietasters, The Toasters and more to play Virginia Ska Fest 2015

Rejoice, Virginian ska fans! The lineup for this year’s edition of Virginia Ska Fest has been revealed and it’s a doozy!

Bands playing the 2-day festival which is set to take place on July 24th and 25th at the Blue & Gray Brewery in Fredericksburg, VA include Spring Heeled Jack, The Pietasters, The Toasters, The Slackers, and more.

Check out the individual day lineups below, and head over here to grab your tickets!



DS Photo Gallery: Mustard Plug, The Toasters, and Dan P & The Bricks at Slim’s SF

I started the month of February off on a beautiful ska note. Local Dan P & The Bricks (of Mu330 fame), ska veterans The Toasters, and the legendary Mustard Plug were set to play a rocking show at Slim’s in Sam Francisco.

Due to public transit delays and issues at the door, I missed the Potthast. I fret not, because the Missouri transplant is set to play an amazing show with Japanese ska band Kemuri in April, who is playing in the US for the first time in 17 years. Dan P. released a solo album last year “My Living Room” that will be released on vinyl next month through Asian Man.

Next to the stage was The Toasters. What is to say about the Two-Tone Army that hasn’t already been said. They rock and get that dance floor bouncing. The band has been touring around the US, so don’t be stupid and go see them! The Toasters last released a seven-inch “House of Soul” through Megalith last year.

This was my very first Mustard Plug show, despite being a fan for well over a decade. I was pumped, and the guys delivered. I love ska shows and this one took the cake. Smiles, skanking, and ripping brass are the stuff I dream about. The band’s last album, “Can’t Contain It”, was released last January through No Idea.

Check out shots from the night’s festivities below.



The Toasters add west coast shows with Mustard Plug to US tour

NYC’s 2-tone touring machines The Toasters have added a few west coast shows with Mustard Plug to their current US tour, which will be stopping at Denver, Colorado’s Marquis Theatre tonight. Check out all the dates and locations below.

The Toasters released a new 7-inch titled House of Soul in 2014 through Megalith Records, and it’s available to stream/purchase on their website. Mustard Plug’s latest album Can’t Contain It was released last January through No Idea Records.



The Toasters and The Attack announce 2014 US tour dates

New York ska band The Toasters have announced a string of upcoming Fall US tour dates. They will be taking Orlando street punks The Attack on the road with them on this tour which starts next month in Dallas and ends in Florida. You can check out the tour dates below.

The Toasters recently released a new 7-inch titled House of Soul on Megalith Records, and it’s available to stream and purchase on their website. The Attack last released their Rise Sing Deliver EP in 2013.



Full lineup announced for The Apple Stomp 2 (FIF, Big D, Toasters)

Listen up all you ska fans, this show’s for you. For a second straight year, Asbestos Records is bringing together some of the top names in ska for one weekend in NYC.

The lineup for The Apple Stomp 2 includes ska stalwarts Big D And The Kids Table, Five Iron Frenzy, The Toasters, and many more.

The Apple Stomp 2 is set to take place May 31 – June 1 at New York City’s Irving Plaza. Check out the full lineup on the poster below, and get your tickets here.



The Toasters head out on North American tour

Don’t know how this flew under our radar but it looks like New York ska legends The Toasters are heading out on a lengthy North American tour with Derek from Big D and the Kids Table filling in on drums!

Details on when and where the tour, which kicks off tonight in Rochester, NY, will be stopping can be found below.

The Toasters released their ninth studio album “One More Bullet”  in 2007 through Stomp Records.



DS Photo Gallery: The Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls & more in St. Pete, FL (10/11/13)

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.



Documentary stream: Brooklyn Rocksteady (featuring The Toasters, The Slackers, The Pietasters)

Filmmaker Samuel Gursky has made his documentary, “Brooklyn Rocksteady,” available for online streaming and pay-what-you-want download.

The film covers the past 30 years of the Ska and Rocksteady scene in Brooklyn and its surrounding areas.

Featuring bands like The Pietasters and The Toasters, “Brooklyn Rocksteady” was born out of a Kickstarter campaign and took over two years to put together.

You can view the documentary and a quote from the creator himself right here.

If you like it so much that you need to watch it every single day forever, you can download it and set your own price.



Hellcat Records announces “Dale La Bota” (Give ‘Em The Boot) Tour part 2 feat. The Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls & Left Alone

Hellcat Records and Smelvis Records have announced the dates for the second “Dale La Bota” (Give ‘Em The Boot) Tour, which will feature New York ska legends The Toasters, as well as California ska-punk bands Voodoo Glow Skulls and Left Alone.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations on the tour, which will be taking place throughout most of October, right here.

The Toasters released their ninth studio album “One More Bullet” in 2007 on Stomp Records, Voodoo Glow Skulls’ latest release was “Break The Spell,” which came out in 2012 via Smelvis, and Left Alone’s new EP “Hate The Day” was released on March 19th through Smelvis/Hellcat.



The Toasters hint at possible re-release of 1996 footage

New York ska act The Toasters hint at the possibility of reissuing their 1996 live footage from The Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. The band shared a link to an auction on their Facebook page for a VHS copy of the footage, saying:

“How many of you would be interested in seeing this video digitized and an official DVD made of it? Maybe with some bonus footage?”

We’ll keep you posted if any further news on a possible re-release of this live footage surfaces. The Toasters released their ninth studio album, One More Bullet, in 2007 on Stomp Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Mrs. Skannotto and The Toasters at Thee Parkside. San Francisco – February 9, 2013

Have you ever just stood still at a ska show? I know it’s incredibly hard to do, but if you can muster it, I suggest you try.

There’s this feeling that comes over you as the floors are bouncing to the beat, and you pan across the crowd and every single face is smiling.

There’s a positivism and unity of good vibes that comes along with a ska show, and I felt it all two weeks ago as I saw both Mrs. Skannotto and The Toasters for the very first time.

The night opened with jams from local Bay Area ska band Monkey, and was followed by Rochester, NY ska band Mrs. Skannotto. The Toasters brought the night to a close with their famous, “Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down”, as I was left sweaty, drunk, and staggering to the bus; another successful show.

Check out some images I grabbed of Mrs. Skannotto’s and The Toasters’ sets right here and here, respectively.