Tosta Mista is a classic Portuguese sandwich of toasted ham and cheese. It’s also the name of Toronto band Hooded Fang‘s most recent and charmingly throwback album.
Back in September we went to said album release party hosted by Wavelength in the former parking lot of The Academy of Lions cross-fit gym. It was the kind of summer’s end block party blowout that apparently threw leitmotif to the wind; the proceedings included a hip-hop set by Scarborough’s own Wio-k, installation art by Wowee Zonk, choreographed luchadore dance troupes, panini pressed tosta mista sandwiches from Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company, beer and espressos. And from what we can recall, pure showmanship from hooded fang who played a winning set before an enthusiastic crowd and curious passersby. We had a splendid time.