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The Toasters

The Toasters

Royal City Riot

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Aboard The Jewel

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Jewel

Boards: 6:00pm / Departs: 7:00pm
E. 23rd St. & FDR Dr. Maps & Directions

Advance: $25 / Day of Show: $30

This event is 21+

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The Toasters

NYC Ska Legends Embark on 30th Anniversary Tour!

 

Thirty years ago a bunch of upstarts ignited a spark on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A spark that fired the imagination of the American music scene, causing a global conflagration. That music was Ska and the band was THE TOASTERS.  The 2-Tone sound re-created in their own image by this unruly group of ruffians synthesized the classic 70’s British sound with east side Punk and rock and is now regarded as being the precursor to the Third Wave of Ska. The embers of the legacy bequeathed by The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat and Madness were rekindled and the Toasters hit the road. Hard.

Five-thousand some gigs later the sparks are still flying and the band is ready to pick up the cudgels once again for their 2011 30th Anniversary tour. Some of the faces may be different but, of course, the song remains the same. The distinctive Toasters sound has recently been hallmarked as one of CBGB’s 20 core bands (Clear Channel Radio) and nothing could make the band prouder than being ranked up there with personal heroes The Ramones.

To mark the occasion of the grand 30th, there will be a special brew Toasters 30th IPA flowing from the vats of SKA BREWING COMPANY in Boulder, Colorado. Following this up with a shot of Jaegermeister they will be ready to roll the Bandwagon across the USA from coast to coast

Royal City Riot
Royal City Riot

Hailing from Long Island, NY, Royal City Riot is here to redefine your definition of reggae. While keeping true to the roots of the Jamaican music and combining it with influences of American Soul and R&B, Royal City Riot's sound is original yet authentic. Their self-proclaimed "Good-Time Party Music" will have you on your feet dancing in no time.

Royal City Riot has enjoyed support from a loyal fan base, and also shared the stage with such national acts as The Aggrolites, The Slackers, The English Beat, The Toasters, Bad Manners, The Pietasters, King Django, Streetlight Manifesto, Bedouin Soundclash, Big D and the Kids Table, Mustard Plug, and Westbound Train. They have also been a part of the Ska Weekend Festival '07 and '08 in Knoxville, TN and completed two U.S. tours in support of their debut album "Whatever You Please".

Royal City Riot's second album 'Coast To Coast', hit stores in November of '09 on Megalith Records. So fill your glass up and get your dancing shoes on, The Riot is just getting started.

Aboard The Jewel
Aboard The Jewel

This cruise is aboard THE JEWEL and will depart from Skyport Marina - East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side).

We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away!

There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com

Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat

*RAIN OR SHINE!*

*LAST CALL for the boats is 5 minutes before departure. After this time your tickets may be forfeited and you may not be able to board the boat, so please arrive early*