TOASTERS: CBGB—The Bowery Collection: CD

This appears to be one in a series of CDs of live recordings from punk’s storied epicenter. This June 28, 2008 set is solid and lively, showing why these kids were a much-respected band during ska’s second wave, meaning that if you’re looking for that annoying post-Operation Ivy version of ska punk here, you’re shit out of luck. Nice to hear something from these guys again.

 –jimmy (MVD Audio)