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The Toasters (US)

Support: Fall Back Down

Det amerikanske ska-band The Toasters fra Lower East Side NYC, der siden 1981 har været toneangivende indenfor genren med udgivelser på Unicorn Records, Asian Man Records og deres eget Moon Ska Records, vender tilbage til København, når de gæster spillestedet Hotel Cecil den 16. april med deres 4 Decades In Ska World Tour. Fall Back Down fra København er support.

The Toasters er uden sammenligning det længstlevende amerikanske skaband. De dannede bro mellem den engelske 2-Tone og den amerikanske ska eksplosion i 90erne, som de fortjent er krediteret for at have startet.

“In my opinion, The Toasters are to ska in America the 1980s and beyond what The Specials were to ska in the U.K. in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and what the Skatalites were to ska in Jamaica in the 1960s. The Toasters were innovators, creators, shapers of the music, evolving it in a fresh direction, blending it with the cultural influences in a very American manner, and I mean that in a completely complimentary way. Just as Byron Lee & the Dragonaires brought professionalism and polish to ska, allowing others to benefit from the fruits of their labor, so too did the Toasters’ music allow numerous other bands to share in the spotlight of skill and success, many of whom have gone on to great heights. Upon the shoulders of giants.Oh, yeah, and they kick ass!”
– Heather Augustyn (author of SKA, An Oral History)