San Diego City Soul Club DJ's, The Amalgamated
Tue, December 12, 2017
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm
The Casbah - San Diego
San Diego, CA
$18.00 - $20.00
This event is 21 and over
The Slackers will be playihng Red Light in it's entirety + other assorted hits.
]Released in 1997, Red Light was the first album that the Slackers released on Hellcat records. It was also the first album that the band toured the entire United States and Europe behind. The album featured a moody introspective take on Ska & Reggae in contrast to pretty much all the other 'Ska' bands of the time. A lot of tunes off this album like "Watch This", "Married Girl", "Rude and Reckless", "I Still Love You", and "Soldier" are considered to be classics by the band. In honor of its 20th anniversary, the band has released a collectors edition 180 gram vinyl version of Red Light on Pirate's Press Records.
The Slackers began in 1991 in NYC. After years of local gigs and rehearsing in a dingy basement in Manhattan's lower east side, the band released its debut album, Better Late Than Never, in 1996. The band's success resulted in the release of a second album, Red Light, on the Epitaph label in 1997. Since then the Slackers have released 11 more studio albums (The Question, Wasted Days, Slackers & Friends, Close My Eyes, Slackers in Dub, Peculiar, Boss Harmony Sessions, Self Medication, Lost and Found, The Great Rocksteady Swindle, and The Slackers [self-titled, 2016] ) 3 live albums (Live at Ernestos, Upsettin Ernestos, Slack in Japan), several EPs (International War Crimminal, My Bed is a Boat), and numerous singles and compilation tracks.
Since 1997 the Slackers have played over 100 shows every year in a total of 46 american states, 7 Canadian provinces, 22 European countries, 5 Latin American countries, and 2 Asian countries.
The band's musical style is distinct from their contempories; a mix of early Jamaican music with classic 50's and 60s American styles. There are influences from 50s and 60s Rock'n'Roll, Rythmn and Blues, Jazz and Latin music. Singer Vic Ruggiero has coined the term 'Jamaican Rock'nRoll.' to describe it. He says, "The band might play a classic Jamaican style but the vocals are distinctly American east coast, revealing the obvious connection of Jamaican music to the Doo-Wop of Harlem and the Bronx."
With the demise of record companies over the last 5 years, the Slackers have successfully used crowdfunding (www.bigtun.es/theslackers.) to release new music including the latest release, The Slackers [self-titled] in February 2016.
We're a Traditional SKA band with early 60's rock steady and reggae influences. We are an incredible live band that makes everyone dance to up-tempo beats and can also get you into a groove with light reggae textures.We open our songs up for solo's allowing all members the opportunity to show off their improvisation talents.
9 Members: 2 guitars, bass, drums, singer/harmonica and 4 piece horn section
We often play @ many local San Diego venues/bars: Belly Up, Casbah, Soma, 8teen Center Winston's in OB, O'Connell's, Royal Dive, Hensley's Flying Elephant, Kensington Club, Radio Room, Ramona Mainstage, Portugalia and more.
We also play frequently in Los Angeles and Orange County: Knitting Factory- Hollywood, The Viper Room, The Sportsman's Lounge, Juke Joint, Slidebar and Mission Tobacco Lounge
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101