The Toasters w/ the Bishops and the Abstracts


Feb. 14 The Toasters w/ the Bishops and the Abstracts The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$14 DOS, waitingroomlounge.com, 884.5353 The jumpy guitar. The horn section. Rhythms from the islands, or some South Beach approximation. It’s the sound of your youth, of days spent skanking to ska. And The Toasters have been doing it since before it was cool. For 30 years, the New York City-based seven-piece have been playing the punk infused ska game — putting them in that prestigious wave with The Specials and The English Beat. Sure, 30-plus members may have come and gone, but it’s the brand that soliders on.


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