The Toasters

The Toasters

The Knock Blockers

Sat Feb 10 2018

7:00 pm

$10 Advance// $12 Day of Show

This event is all ages

The Toasters
The Toasters
Now celebrating their 34th year the Toasters are once again announcing a full calendar of dates to kick off the 2015 touring campaign. These NYC D.I.Y die-hards have already notched more than 5000 live shows and plan to heap more onto that tally this year with two North American tours, as well as dates in South America, Europe, South East Asia, Russia and points east.
Formed on the lower East Side in 1981 the band has become synonymous with American 2 Tone Ska music and forged their instantly recognizable "East Side Beat" sound in such famous Big Apple dancehalls as CBGB'S where they have been named as a top 20 core artist alongside myths like the Ramones, Blondie and the Talking Heads. Widely acclaimed as launching the Third Wave Ska revival the Toasters went on to form the famous Moon Records label and kick-started the careers of dozens of bands. Their early collaborations with the iconic Joe Jackson helped define their sound and establish them as the premier USA ska act of their generation. The Toasters have been hailed as "ska pioneers" (Billboard magazine) and the "sound of NYC" (New York Times).
The band is currently supporting their latest single: "House of Soul", released on their own label Megalith Records and released only in a 7 inch vinyl format. The full color jacket features original artwork by renowned Serbian portrait painter Slavko Krunic.
The Knock Blockers
The Knock Blockers
We are the Knock Blockers, the #1 ska band based out of Colorado Springs* with members from all over the country brought together by our love for all waves and forms of ska. Living in a world with EDM and boring pop music, the music scene needs a fresh injection of upbeat ska and punk. We have numerous influences including Reel Big Fish, The Skatalites, Jimmy Cliff, The Specials, The Toasters, and Less than Jake. Ska has always involved the combination of various styles of music with the core Jamaican sound, and The Knock Blockers continue this tradition when writing originals with the classic two tone and 3rd wave sounds but blending in other influences such as blues and rockabilly.

Our members have all played (and currently play) with various groups and many different genres in addition to ska. To have a little fun, we all go by certain aliases: Andy Gorilla on bass, Doc Von Krantz on keys, Mr. Soup Sandwich on the drums, Rocket Surgeon on guitar, and the collective Loafer Brigade in the horn section (bone, sax, and trumpet). Each alias has a special meaning to its bearer; for example the Loafer Brigade is united in their choice of footwear on daily basis.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/