The Slackers / Big Takeover / Los Thujones | BSP Kingston

Saturday  11 June  2016
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Output Agency Ltd. + Ranger Rick present

The Slackers!
with special guests The Big Takeover + Los Thujones!

Tickets On-Sale Now :: http://bit.ly/1Ti6vck
also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Darkside Records // Jack's Rhythms // Woodstock Music Shop (HV Mall too!)

$15 adv / $20 door | 18+ | 7:30 Doors

The Slackers are a classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. Their slow rise against the odds is a story of perseverance and a belief in their musical vision, what Vic likes to call, "Jamaican Rock N Roll." While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican Ska/Reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music as an extension of the traditions of the United States. This band is equally appreciative of old Blues, Country, 60s Soul, Rock, and Rn'B as it is of Reggae, Rocksteady, Dub, and Ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters.

Smashing the stereotypes of "Ska" as happy, uptempo, and shallow music, the Slackers play with an aggressive edge and their songs veer in themes from the personal to the political. They can out jam any hippie band and outwrite most singer songwriters. From their 1996 release, Better Late Than Never through to 2010 with The Great Rocksteady Swindle, they have established themselves as America's premiere interpreters and innovators of Jamaican music and a pretty good rock band to boot. The Great Rocksteady Swindle (release date 4/20/10) is a songwriting tour de force with all band members contributing to its gutsy muscular sound. "Mr. Tragedy" references the Specials while "Boll Weevil" references Sam Sham & the Pharaohs. "Cheated" seethes with bitterness while "Thank You" offers the possibility of hope. As the band has matured you can't even tell anymore where the rock begins and the reggae ends, its become The Slackers.

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BSP Kingston
323 Wall St, Kingston, 12401, NY, United States

Richard Schultz Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2016 13:52
Great show! Thanks to everybody who came out last night. Cheers!

Grant Fitzgerald Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2016 02:16
Any chance off a tour down Southern Hemisphere as a lot of bands with a history as long as u guys usually head for Europe , New Zealand a place where people are great an we Skankn all night . Cheers an give it gd tonight to concert goers

BSP Kingston Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2016 20:47
TONIGHT! We've still got some tix left at the door (about 60) so its first come first serve! Doors open at 7:30 / Los Thujones 8PM / The Big Takeover 9PM / The Slackers 10:30! 18+ / $20 walk up Can grab adv tix for $15 til 6PM :: http://bit.ly/1Ti6vck

David Hillyard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2016 18:04
See ya tonight! Doors 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 Slackers at 10.30.

BSP Kingston Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 09/06/2016 15:04
See you on Slackerday ! (Tix :: http://bit.ly/1Ti6vck) http://www.hudsonvalleyalmanacweekly.com/2016/06/09/the-slackers-come-to-bsp-this-saturday/
http://www.hudsonvalleyalmanacweekly.com/2016/06/09/the-slackers-come-to-bsp-this-saturday/

David Hillyard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 08/06/2016 21:42
See ya saturday!

Sam Salwei Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 08/06/2016 21:27
Some good cross training!

David Hillyard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/06/2016 23:05
1 week to go!

BSP Kingston Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2016 01:39
Skank with us, wont you? Tickets :: http://bit.ly/1Ti6vck http://www.chronogram.com/DailyDose/archives/2016/06/02/the-slackers-skank-into-kingston-this-month
http://www.chronogram.com/DailyDose/archives/2016/06/02/the-slackers-skank-into-kingston-this-month
Gabe Badia
-- 03/06/2016 01:39
Pick it up!

David Hillyard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 03/06/2016 01:11
The slackers are waiting for the day to 'go go go.' Just a little bit over one week to go! #slackers2016 http://open.spotify.com/track/564MDcRagjERYpMYPkfgAl

Grant Fitzgerald Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 31/05/2016 22:54
Hey guys , avid fan of Oi n Ska an from Bosstones to Deals gone Bad , Toasters etc . Crazy i don't actually have 1 of ur Albums in my collection so let me know a couple your Albums that show ur love of Ska\Oi . Cheers !!.
Richard Schultz
-- 31/05/2016 22:54
All of them!

BSP Kingston Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 31/05/2016 21:27
gettin close (!) got tickets?? http://bit.ly/1Ti6vck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QSRlG6vXmY
Heather Crowley
-- 31/05/2016 21:27
Amber Rose McCarthy???
Jayson Nugent
-- 31/05/2016 21:27
Is there a link to buy advance tix?

Dan 'Danman' Pietrobono Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 27/05/2016 05:23
I wanna go!!! Lol

David Hillyard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/05/2016 19:08
You got to pay what it costs to 'the boss!' http://open.spotify.com/track/7jWFXOXJLeQaK7kIIjdwMO New music from the slackers!

David Hillyard Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 10/05/2016 20:47
1 month to go!

Richard Schultz Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 27/04/2016 14:05
Check this out. https://www.punknews.org/article/60605/interviews-ara-babajian-gives-us-bowling-tips-and-tells-us-whats-up-with-the-slackers

BSP Kingston Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 22/04/2016 14:26
Tickets are on-sale now! Just $15 in advance, $20 at the door if not sold out...get online :: http://bit.ly/1Ti6vck or locally (cash only, no fees) at :: outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine Jack's Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop (HV Mall too!)
http://bit.ly/1Ti6vck
Richard Schultz
-- 22/04/2016 14:26
Buy tickets in advance! They are going quick and the show is still a month and a half away! This show is in the front room so capacity is limited.

James Dillon Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/04/2016 06:26
Matt Hadden Matthew Zavodsky Daniel MaslikOl Krom Ludvig Vonbach

BSP Kingston Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/04/2016 00:42
On-sale Friday 10AM! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/output-agency-ltd-presents-the-slackers-tickets-24785352657
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/output-agency-ltd-presents-the-slackers-tickets-24785352657

Richard Schultz Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/04/2016 00:05
Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door.
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