The Toasters + The Kubricks
The Toasters are America’s longest running Ska band. Formed on the lower east side of Manhattan, NYC in 1981, they have carved out their own niche in history, amassing along the way a humongous catalogue of music, including over a dozen albums, a score of singles and EPs, and innumerable compilation appearances.
The band has logged a staggering 5,000 live concert appearances on stages all around the world. In 1997 Billboard’s front page dubbed them “New York’s Ska pioneers” as they have skanked where no man has skanked before, infiltrating their trademark sound behind the Iron Curtain and infesting the steamy jungles of Brazil. With their eclectic, instantly recognizable and idiosyncratic sound the group has been branded as “the Miles Davis of Ska” by the music press. This is the only London date on their 2014 world tour.