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The 716 Return of NYC funk-punk-psych powerhouse Guerilla Toss

An art rock band with Boston roots, now firmly planted in NYC, is on its way to rip up Sugar City in Buffalo. Listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 Great Modern Punk Bands”, Guerilla Toss is known for its high intensity jams, which puts the band into a category of its own – punk, art wave, jam band that keeps its fans guessing from show to show. Throw in a psychedelic light show, and Guerilla Toss will have the crowd in a fervor in no time. 

…G-Toss…. What a band. I mean damn, what a band. Like one of the first great bands of the new century great. Who would you compare them to? Who do they sound like? They are their own thing and what an excellent thing it is.

“There is not one of Guerilla Toss’s studio releases I would not recommend. From the arrangements, the sounds, the punishing yet incredibly dynamic delivery, they are just fantastic. In the live setting, the band just rips it up. You how your King Crimson 1973 live tapes sound where the band maintains their ridiculous chops while totally incinerating the place? Sure you do. It’s like that.

“Quite often, live recordings only embarrass a band. The drummer is all over the place and not in a good way, the singer is nowhere near the mic and the overall sloppiness blunts any possible impact. You want it to be better and it should be. A lot of bands don’t put the time in to get it together for live shows, like it’s not all that important, like no one is really listening, like no one showed up with any expectation whatsoever. Then there are bands that bring the goods. Remember the last time you saw Deerhoof and they just completely, to borrow from Slim Gaillard, nailed the avocado seed to the roof? Sure you do. Guerilla Toss Live in Nashville is like that. It would be a fun show to go to. Even funner to watch some band have to go on afterwards. Guerilla Toss. Great band. Live in Nashville. Great record.

-Henry Rollins, 2016


LEISONREAD (Buffalo, electronic experimental pop) – pushes the boundaries of art, pop music, and electronics.  Now with a full live band.


LUANJIE (Buffalo psychedelic jam)

The 716 Return of NYC funk-punk-psych powerhouse GUERILLA TOSS

Support from Buffalo experimental pop artist LEISONREAD and Buffalo jam all-stars LUANJIE.

Friday, August 19 | 7:00 pm doors | $8 | All Ages Always Welcome

Sugar City 1239 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY 14213

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