Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.
While not as commercially successful in their genre as contemporaries the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, The Tossers formed years before those bands, in 1993 in Chicago's Irish south side neighborhoods. Rowdy and raucous, The Tossers' energetic approach imports the flair of a raging Irish pub scene, replete with furious fiddles, banging banjos, merry mandolins and truculent vocals distilled by malt whiskey. On a Fine Spring Evening was released last year under their primary label, Victory Records, and is the six-piece Celtic-punk outfit's eighth studio album.