Legendary ska group The Toasters will be taking over the Uptown VFW on Wednesday, February 27th.
The Toasters, are “Ska Pioneers” (Billboard magazine) and boldly go where no ska band has gone before. Having been compared to the Ramones, due to their longevity and adherence to core principles, the Toasters are held to be one of most influential ska bands out there. Their lean, mean ska machine has galvanized audiences and musicians alike with their embrace of the Jamaica-born pop music style that overwhelmed England in the 1960’s, migrated to America in the early 1980s, and went global in the 1990s. The hallmark Toasters sound sits at the nexus of Reggae, Jazz, Punk and Soul and is the musical equivalent of a brass knuckle-duster.
Kicking off the night will be local band Space Monkey Mafia. I’ve never seen these guys before but know one of the members and truly can’t wait to see and hear their unique Minnesota brand of ska meets funk.
Tickets are still available HERE.