1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Formed on the lower East Side in 1981, The Toasters have become synonymous with American 2 Tone Ska music. The band forged their instantly recognizable "East Side Beat" sound in such famous Big Apple dancehalls as CBGB's, and been named as a Top 20 core artist alongside legends like the Ramones, Blondie, and the Talking Heads. Widely acclaimed as launching the Third Wave Ska revival, the Toasters went on to form the famous Moon Records label and kick-started the careers of dozens of bands. Their early collaborations with the iconic Joe Jackson helped define their sound and establish them as the premier USA ska act of their generation. Hailed as "ska pioneers" (Billboard magazine) and the "sound of NYC" (New York Times), the group celebrating their 35th year by doing what they do best - amazing music.
Caz Gardiner has been singing her way into Washingtonians hearts and putting them on the dance floor for more than 20 years.
She has been a member of the Checkered Cabs, Caz & The Commotions and has also appeared on several BandHouse Gigs Tributes including the Allen Toussaint, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, and Woodstock shows.
Her current band Caz & The Day Laborers have recently released their first record.