Bend, get ready for a two-tone revolution. New York City’s The Toasters, which helped set the template for the second wave of ska in America, will perform at The Capitol on Wednesday. Formed in 1981 by British transplant Robert “Bucket” Hingley, The Toasters infused ska’s manic energy with punk’s ferocity, paving the way for the ’90s ska explosion and bands such as Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Less Than Jake and earning comparisons to another musical trailblazer, the Ramones. More than three decades on, Hingley is still skanking around the world with the group and releasing new music: The show page on The Capitol’s website and Facebook teases the band’s “return to the studio later this year to record songs for a new 7-inch vinyl 45 project.” Pick it up!
The Toasters, with Guardian of the Underdog, Boss’ Daughter, Hilltop Rats: 8 p.m. Wednesday; $10; The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend; thecapitolbend.com or 541-678-5740.