The Tossers with Guests Crazy and the Brains
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.