Here at Boston Ska (dot) net, we go to shows so you don’t have to! Kidding. You should totally go to shows. Because sometimes they’re totally awesome like last weekend’s show at TT The Bear’s with The Toasters, All Good Feel Good Collective, Mrs Skannotto, John DeCarlo & Company.
When we spoke to Bucket, the lead singer of The Toasters, prior to the show, he said that Boston was The Toaster’s new east coast home, and the east coast for home. Anyone at the show would have confirmed it was just that! I got there on the early side, ran into old friends, and made some new friends before the music had even started.
John DeCarlo & Company (read: his all-star line up) kicked off the night with a perfect mix of rocksteady covers and originals. Opening with Delroy Wilson’s “Better Must Come” wins me over every time. People started to spill in and All Good Feel Good Collective was ready for a party and started to get the crowd moving. The crowd was then handed off to Rochester, NY’s ska/punk act Mrs. Skannotto who just kept increasing the energy. The crowd was particularly responsive to them. Finally, The Toasters came on and frankly I danced my ass off from start to finish; ruined shoes and bruised up legs tell me I had a good night.
John DeCarlo & Company perform “Broken Heart”
All Good Feel Good Collective perform “Don’t Shoot The Messenger”
Mrs. Skannotto perform “The Hired Gun”
The Toasters perform “Dog Eat Dog” & “2 Tone Army”