The Toasters

The Toasters

2KLIX, Jah Remedi, The Replicators, Tony Taylor And The Novababies

Sat Feb 03 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

The Toasters
The Toasters
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.

Formed in New York City by British guitarist/frontman Rob "Bucket" Hingley in 1981, the Toasters exploded onto the Lower East Side scene. Cutting their teeth with a residency at legendary clubs like CBGB and Danceteria, the band has defied gravity and industry skeptics alike by staying true to their original 2-Tone ska roots, whilst logging over 4000 globe-trotting live appearances.

Longtime fans and critics agree, the current "International All-Stars" posse (featuring members of some of the world's greatest ska bands) is one of the most formidable in The Toasters' long and chequered history. Along with the irrepressible Bucket on lead vocals and guitar, The Beat's Andy Pearson is featured on bass. Expect to see Neil Johnson (Planet Smashers) and Tommy Quartulli on saxophone (The Allstonians), Greg Robinson (Mephiskapheles) on trombone and Jesse Hayes (Westbound Train) on drums. Special appearances by Arjen Bijleveld (Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation) and Buford O'Sullivan (Easy Star All-Stars) are also to be expected in 2009. Legendary keyboardist Dave Barry rounds out the posse.

As the founder of Megalith Records (and former boss of the legendary Moon Ska Records, the most influential ska label of the 1990s) the Toasters' leader, Rob "Bucket" Hingley has a ska resume that trumps virtually anyone else in the business. With the aid and support of likeminded musicians such as producer Joe Jackson, who has worked with the band over the years, he has been able to compile a recorded legacy and a songwriting catalog. Among the many ska classics Hingley has penned: "Weekend In L.A.," "Matt Davis," "2-Tone Army," "Social Security," "Dub 56"—and the list goes on and on.

In the commercial realm, the Toasters have recorded jingles for AOL, Cisco Systems, Miller, Anheuser-Busch, and Coca-Cola, and have contributed to movie and television scores (Bleached, Bang!, MTV's Wildboyz, Mission Hill, Kablam!, Showtime's Brotherhood, etc.). Where Bucket and The Toasters truly excel, and live up to their reputation as one of the greatest bands of all time, however, is on the road. Averaging more than 200 performances a year, the band is well on its way to playing its 5,000th gig, a milestone they should achieve by the end of the decade.
Toasters fans from all over the world have known for a long time that their favourite ska band is the coolest group around, a true classic. Now, it's time for everyone else to catch up, and get hip to The Toasters!

The Toasters are currently sponsored by the following partners: Conn-Selmer wind instruments, Ludwig drums, Jagermeister, Ska Brewing, Pick World, Ernie Ball, Greasy Groove, Reverend Guitars and Instanbul Cymbals.
Jah Remedi
Jah Remedi, The Healing of the Nation! Bowie, Bruce, and Douglas united together in order to promote the message of love, peace, herb, and music for all of creation.
Purposeful Melodies full of enchanting sounds allow the music of Jah Remedi to expand the collective unconscious of the people and wake them up to the true realities of our time.
Bowie on Drums, Bruce on Bass, and Douglas on Guitar and Vocals create a powerful sound of hypnotic Roots Rock Reggae.
Jah Messengers are here and Jah Remedi will be there when Babylon FALLS!!!!
The Replicators
Tony Taylor And The Novababies
Tony Taylor And The Novababies
Have you ever sat behind a cigarette and pondered on an existential level "What band is going to appear from a trans-dimensional fissure and blow up my 'Recently played' list like a proton torpedo straight to the engine-core of your Death Star Well, look no further! Here's a band that will do all that for you and MORE. if you need a band that will steal your heart like a Casanova; rev your engine like a Chevy Nova; outshine like a Supernova and make you have an unstoppable urge to keep watching like 'Terra Nova'; then look no further. I believe we have the answer for you.

Tony Taylor and the Novababies are an original Alternative Rock band coming out of Seattle, Washington. The band seeks to forever be a pleasant distraction from Radio Roadkill...

In early 2015 Tony Taylor recorded the bands first official EP release with the help of his close friend Dalton Willett. Although he sought the assistance of former bandmate Garrett Curtsinger to do a few tracks in the recording process, all other instruments on "The EP!" were performed by himself in his parents' home in Yakima, Washington.

Taylor and Curtsinger have had a history of being in bands before. From the Ambio-Punk sounds of The Ember Astronauts to the low-key roar of a two piece Lord of the Chinchillas, they have had a pre-existing chemistry as musicians and as performers. Garrett was busy with a band he and his cousin, Eli Curtsinger, started called "Indigo Kidd. However it was hard for him not to see the potential in starting a band with Taylor, saying, "If you ever start a solo project for your music, I want to be a part of it".

Attacking Yakima's music scene full force, they began playing shows around town every opportunity they had as a two-piece act. From playing house shows, to making an appearance on Wasp Record's Nightlight Sessions, they were determined to give the band more exposure and make something of the original music they performed.

At Northtown Coffee House, where the Nightlight Sessions were filmed, Taylor met an aspiring singer/songwriter named Hilary Erlandson. Sensing a likeness of spirit in one another, they quickly became friends. At some point in the many adventures of their friend circle Curtsinger and Taylor were discussing plans to find a bassist. This reminded Erlandson that she was given a bass guitar. Taylor then threw out the idea "Well, you have a bass and we need a bassist..." Erlandson had no prior experience in a band. After an audition that was rough around the edges Taylor still saw potential in her enthusiasm and thought "if the Jack White III didnt see potential in Meg despite her lack of refinement as a drummer, the White Stripes probably wouldn't have shaped history the way that they have".

With that they accepted her as one of the Novababies. She worked hard to keep up, and proved to be a fundamental element to the band's nuclear unit.

Soon after, Tony Taylor & The Novababies had a complete sound. Tony Taylor had evolved in his songwriting taking in influences from current bands in Seattle such as Chastity Belt and Tacocat and more nationally known songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen and Brendan Benson. Garrett Curtsinger played drums like that of a Dave Grohl/John Bomham lovechild. They had continued writing newer material including Don't Stop Karen!, #yourfavoriteX and The Reaper which featured a pedal driven bass sound of Hilary Erlandson.

Tony Taylor & The Novababies quickly began gaining exposure as they traveled to other places in Washington State such as Leavenworth, Bellevue and Ellensburg. They were featured in Larger profile events such as Record Store Day 2016 and Folklife 2016.

As The Novababies were starting to make a name for themselves, Indigo Kidd was also gaining traction, and fast. It wasnt long before Curtsinger had to make a hard decision. He then left for Las Vegas in order to pursue a bright future with his cousin's band. The Novababies yet again was missing a piece. This was a vulnerable moment for the Novababies history has proven that change can either make or break a band. But fortunately, Curtsinger's absence was smoothly transitioned by the recruitment of his close friend Seth "Scotty" Scott. Scotty, the youngest member, had been in a few bands previously in high school. Having played multiple instruments with a variety of different people of different ages and backgrounds, and having such a wide spectrum of musical tastes, Scotty brought a unique perspective to the band. Finally, The Novababies had locked in their sound, and were ready to take on the world.

Since then, Tony Taylor & The Novababies have shifted their focus to starting a new career in the music scene in Seattle, Washington. Currently, the band seeks to play house shows, bars, all-ages venues and festivals...
Venue Information:
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109