Date(s) - 01/11/2017
Jammin Java, 7:30pm, $14-22
Formed on the lower East Side in 1981, the band has become synonymous with American 2 Tone Ska music. They forged their instantly recognizable “East Side Beat” sound in such famous Big Apple dancehalls as CBGB’S, where they have been named as a top 20 core artist alongside myths like the Ramones, Blondie and the Talking Heads. Widely acclaimed as launching the Third Wave Ska revival the Toasters went on to form the famous Moon Records label and kick-started the careers of dozens of bands. Their early collaborations with the iconic Joe Jackson helped define their sound and establish them as the premier USA ska act of their generation.