FRIDAY, MARCH 31
• Doors, bar, and kitchen open at 7pm
• Show starts at 8pm
TICKETS & INFO
EARLY BIRD TICKET (limited amount available): $10 + admission tax & processing fee
ADVANCE: $12 + admission tax & processing fee
DOOR: $15 + admission tax
This is an all-standing show. Advance ticket sales end at 6pm day of show. If tickets aren't sold out at that time the remaining tickets will be available to buy at the door.
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."
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.
Thirteen Towers is a band with horns that plays rock music. They come from Northern Virginia and they say the F word… sometimes a lot. Some would say their sound is ska. Some would say their sound is punk. Some would say their sound is garbage. Crap. Awesome. Amazing. Regardless, it's their sound and they like making it. Edson and Mikey started this thing back in 2007. Over the years they've made some albums, gone through several line-up changes and gotten some pretty bad haircuts. Every person who has ever been a part of Thirteen Towers (former members, guest musicians, boyfriends, girlfriends, friends and fans) has helped to shape what this band is today. They are proud of all the rad things that they've accomplished and most excited for what's next. Always changing. Always evolving. Still - always bringing you the best they got! As they say, "Come to a show. We'll see you in the pit!"
"If the Ramones were seen as a cartoon, then Destructo Disk is what they would have watched on Saturday mornings. Guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Gideon Kupka and drummer Danny Roff craft fast and funny punk rock gems." - Whurk Magazine
Check out the throwbacks to MTV's Daria theme song and Weezer references on their latest release, Punk Rock for Kids Who Can't Skate.