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The Tossers

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  • Formed: Chicago, IL
  • Years Active: 2000s


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The Tossers formed on Chicago's South Side in the early '90s, predating such popular Irish punk bands as the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. Comprising members Mike Pawula (guitar), T. Duggins (vocals, mandolin), Aaron Duggins (tin whistle), Dan Shaw (bass), Bones (drums), Rebecca Manthe (violin), and Clayton Hansen (banjo), the seven-piece band blends Celtic rock, punk, pub singalongs, traditional folk, and a tangible love of beer. The Tossers released four albums -- We'll Never Be Sober Again (1996), Long Dim Road (2000), Communication & Conviction: Last Seven Years (2001), and Purgatory (2003) -- before signing to the sizable indie label Victory Records, with whose backing they issued The Valley of the Shadow of Death in 2005 and Agony in 2007. After touring alongside groups like Shane MacGowan, Stiff Little Fingers, Dropkick Murphys, and Murphy's Law, the Tossers showcased their own energetic live act with 2008's Live on St. Patricks Day.


For other uses, see Tosser (disambiguation).

The Tossers are a six-piece Celtic punk band from Chicago, Illinois formed in July 1993. They have toured with Murphy's Law, Streetlight Manifesto, Catch 22, Dropkick Murphys, The Reverend Horton Heat, Flogging Molly, Street Dogs, Clutch, Sick of it All & Mastodon. They opened for The Pogues in New York City on St. Patrick's Day, 2007.

The band pre-dates more well-known Celtic punk bands such as the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, which formed in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Their latest full-length album, entitled The Emerald City, was released on March 5, 2013.


Magnetic Curses: A Chicago Punk Rock Compilation (2000) with "The Crutch (Alternate Version)"Love & Rebellion: A Thick Records Sampler (2002) with "The Pub (Alternate Version)" and "Dancing Shoes"OIL: Chicago Punk Refined (2003) with "Teehan's"

T. Duggins solo discography[edit]

Undone (2006)Mean It Man: A Thick Records Document (2005) with "Larkin" & "Irish Rover"