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One of the first and most enduring bands on the Celtic punk underground, Chicago’s the Tossers mix the attitude and swagger of punk rock with a muscular but respectful approximation of Irish traditional folk music. Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1993 by Anthony “T.” Duggins, the group’s lead singer and mandolin player, the Tossers developed a reputation for their storming live show and busy touring schedule, and they influenced similarly minded bands such as the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly.
The Tossers released The Valley of the Shadow of Death (2005), Agony (2007), Gloatin’ and Showboatin’: Live on St. Patrick’s Day (2008), On a Fine Spring Evening (2008), The Emerald City (2013) and Smash the Windows (2017) with Victory Records.
Surfacing from the house parties in northern New Jersey, Crazy & The Brains poured into the punk scene as an acoustic guitar/xylophone duo. Founding members Jesus Christoph and Jeffrey Rubin made their rounds through the Lower East Side Manhattan open mic scene before manifesting into a full band and recording their debut album “Let Me Go” in 2013.Fiercely independent the lyrics confront social and political constructs, explore the dark territories of mental health, champion sexual freedom and express a devoted love for junk food. Sonically, Crazy & The Brains draw comparison to the early days of New York Dolls while replacing every guitar lead with a xylophone solo.