The Toasters

For many people, ska died in the late '90s, around the time it graced the opening credits of the Daisy Fuentes-hosted incarnation of America's Funniest Home Videos. Fortunately, not everybody got the message. Arguably responsible for popularizing Two-Tone ska in the U.S., third-wave originators the Toasters have been plying their brand of infectious, up-tempo, horn-fueled exhilaration for almost a quarter of a century. Band founder Robert "Bucket" Hingley is the only original Toaster to be found on 2007's One More Bullet, but the 21st-century version of the band clearly carries the Two-Tone torch. Besides, even if Bucket were performing solo, with nary a horn in sight, he'd still be the Toasters. That's excuse enough to break out those checkered creepers and brush up on your skanking technique. All ages.
Thu., Feb. 21, 5 p.m., 2008

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