Another NYE Update: The Tossers At Reggies
By Karl Klockars in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 12, 2009 10:20PM
If you usually associate southside Irish stalwarts The Tossers with their alcohol-fueled St. Patrick's day sets at Metro, you get a 3-month-early preview of those gigs when they take the stage near midnight on New Years Eve at Reggies Rock Club. The Tossers have been keeping something of a low profile through the second half of this year, and the NYE gig will be their first show in 4 months, which is an eternity for a band that's almost always on the road. Opening for the Tossers will be avant-garde doom metal group Yakuza, the surf-punk Teen Idols, and Scott Lucas and the Married Men, a group which features Aaron Duggins and Becca Manthe of the Tossers in his lineup as well. [Ed. note: Lucas is gonna be busy that night, since he's playing a headlining set at Double Door later that evening!]
The tab for this eclectic set of artists runs $30 and does not include an open bar, which your liver will certainly thank Reggies for the next day. Tossers shows are generally filthily drunk enough as it is without opening up the taps to everyone without abandon.
If the Tossers aren't your speed, the Supersuckers also have a three night stand at Reggies Music Joint starting on Tuesday the 29th, continuing on the 30th, and culminating on NYE. Tix for the Tuesday and Wednesday shows are $15 apiece and $30 for NYE. If you want to check out all three shows, Reggies will charge you $50 and will sweeten the deal with a recording of all three shows and a signed show poster.
If you missed out on the Girl Talk tickets and are still waffling about Mark Ronson's appearance with the Virgins, or Jens Lekman playing that night as well, you've got another option to consider now. We were going to check out the Polkaholics at Dank Haus until we found out about this, and now we're just as conflicted as the rest of you.