The Tossers

Double Door Welcomes

The Tossers

Farewell Captain, The Textbook Committee

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

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The Tossers
The Tossers
Coming from the predominantly Irish neighborhoods of South-Side Chicago, the Tossers have been expanding the boundaries of contemporary Irish music since the early '90s. The band chose their name for its derogatory meaning of ‘throw away. The term dates back to Shakespeare and depending on who you ask it also means commode, drunk or the bunk British currency the Irish rejected after their independence in the 1920s.

Although their name may be irreverent, their music certainly is not. The heart of their distinct sound is derived through the melding of traditional Irish and Punk Rock roots. Combining traditional instrumentation of mandolin, fiddle, tin whistle and banjo with amphetamine fueled guitar, bass and drums, the Tossers play with a furious edge that teeters between rage and raucousness.

With over 18 years of the music grind behind them, the Tossers are a staple in the Celtic Punk and Folk scenes. Currently the band has six full length albums, the newest of which is "On a Fine Spring Eveing" their third release on Victory Records.

While their live shows are fueled with a little bit of blood and sweat and a whole lot of whiskey and beer, their albums are dedicated to musical elegance and provocation. Possessing the ability to masterfully employ stark tempo changes from the brink of the insane to the solemness of an Irish ballad, the Tossers are an act that does not disappoint in print or in person.

Never afraid to take on new challenges at any venue for any audience the Tossers have had an eclectic past playing with acts such as the legendary Pogues, Spider Stacy (solo), the Popes, the Dropkick Murphy's, Stiff Little Fingers, Black 47 and Flogging Molly. In addition to this Irish menagerie they've also toured with hardcore favorites like Clutch and Murphy's Law; rockabilly icons Reverend Horton Heat and the Horror Pops; SKA classics like the Pie Tasters, Reel Big Fish and Catch 22; and moody rock n' rollers Murder By Death. The list goes on, as does the band.
Farewell Captain
Farewell Captain
We're a loud pop band. We like beer. Good rock is cool, too.
We've all been kicking around town in bands for years - some more popular than others. As mentioned, we like rock, beer and volume. Order optional. We just finished our second record, "Won't Risk An Explosion." We're happy with it. You can listen to it here:

http://soundcloud.com/farewell-captain/sets/wont-risk-an-explosion-albu/
The Textbook Committee
The Textbook Committee
We're a bunch of dudes who like to drink beer together and throw the ball around. After GBV split up at the end of 2004, we started driving around and playing their songs to anybody who would listen. It's been so much fun we can't seem to stop.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com