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The Slackers

The Slackers

Nov 19th 2017 @ 3s Artspace

Portsmouth, NH
I Was There
About The Slackers
Genres:
Reggae, Ska
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
4:30 AM
3s Artspace
319 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
7 RSVPs
The Slackers w/ The Feel Goods
November 18thDoors at 7pm / Show at 8pm$20/ $18 for membersAll ages/Standing

The Slackers are self styled masters of Reggae, Ska and Rock’n’Roll from New York City.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.”
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About The Slackers
Genres:
Reggae, Ska
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Fan Live Reviews
October 27th 2018
Amazing gig, The Slackers have to be one of the most hard working, passionate bands around. Great rapport with the crowd, non stop ska, reggae, rock steady...the whole Slackers experience is a real heart warming experience!
Francisco
San Diego, CA@
The Casbah
December 14th 2017
Great show. Crowd made is super...except for drunk moron that bashed someone in men’s bathroom. Jerk.
Toronto, Canada@
The Horseshoe tavern
April 8th 2017
FANTABULOUSLY AMAZEBALLS SHOW!!! Thank you for coming out here guys!!! And thank you for shutting down the haters and promoting the LOVE😍😝 Happy Tours😘
Megan
Phoenix, AZ@
Crescent Ballroom
January 17th 2017
This was my favorite of their shows by far. Great energy in the crowd. Had a blast!! Crescent Ballroom is one of my favorite concert venues to see shows at.
Steve
Rochester, NY@
Montage Music Hall
January 6th 2017
The Slackers are the greatest. Such an amazing band.
Brujo
West Hollywood, CA@
Troubadour
November 15th 2016
It's aways a great time with The slackers !!
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