Today, you should… hear Jacky Vincent shred at Toxic Toast Theatre


Whenever Toxic Toast Theatre announces a new show, more often than not, it’s worth checking out. Aside from their remarkably polished all-ages venue (the only consistent one in the city), its headlining acts are typically distinguished enough to draw crowds from all over Southern California. In part because the venue needs to sign acts that promise a sizeable draw (they don’t serve alcohol and don’t take merch percentages from the bands), but also because Toxic Toast duo Andy George and Jacob Williamson share an eclectic taste in music they want to share with the greater live-music community.

This Friday, Toast welcomes Jacky Vincent. The English guitar player made his name playing guitar and singing backup vocals in pop-punk metalcore band Falling In Reverse, which he reportedly left in 2015 to focus on other projects. The musician put out a new solo record in August last year. His album, “Life Imitating Art,” is a fully instrumental collection of 11 face-melting guitar solos, backed with some catchy electronic melodies.

Supporting Jacky Vincent is A Trigger Within, an electronic metal band fronted by Irish singer and multi-instrumentalist, Jimmy Trigger. Female-fronted symphonic metal band, Levinia will open the show.

Another great thing: Adjacent to the venue is the Toxic Toast record store. So while you’re waiting in between sets, you can check out their selection of vinyl and—if she’s there—rub the belly of the shop’s mascot and namesake, sweet labrador, Toast.

Giving us a moment’s pause: You’ll want to bring earplugs to this one. At least for the kiddos, because owner Andy George will make you leave if you don’t. He’s not joking.

Toxic Toast Theatre is located at 755 Pine Ave. Tickets for the event are $12 if you buy online and $15 at the door. Show starts at 7 p.m. For more information check out their Facebook page, here

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Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.