It was more than 30 years ago that The Toasters first mixed Gotham punk attitude with textbook Two-Tone ska ala The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, and ushered in what is considered to be the third wave of ska. Though bold in its brassy, ballsy energy, the band avoids the over-the-top acceleration of other ska hybrids that have follow in its footsteps. Get ready for a major league skank-a-thon when the band spanks the joint with guests Mrs. Skannotto, The Emersons, and The Fevertones.
The Toasters perform Thursday, January 16, 8 p.m., at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8-$12. bugjar.com.