its a special edition of FOO Fridays this month as we are playing on April FOO’s EVE! we are on the bassy thingy (& spinning reggaeriffic vibes between sets) this Friday night with Frankie Foo & The Yoyo Smugglers at Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina! 10p til we drop. No COVER! see YOU on the dance floor!
2 shows to end of a great month of music and both are subbing in on the BASS and playing what we love most… SKA AND REGGAE!
Friday, May 27th – with Frankie Foo and the Yo-Yo Smugglers
Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina Ave. Toronto
10:30p til close – no cover!
Saturday, May 28th – with Feeling the One Drop
Scarborough Food Truck Festival!
more info here:
or on FB here.
afternoon sets of fun reggae vibes at 1:45 and 4:45!
See YOU on the dance floor!
catch us LIVE at these upcoming events! (last updated March 31, 2016)
Saturday April 3: bass with Lazarus & the Luddites at the Tennesse, Toronto 5-7p
Monday April 4: bass with Lazarus & the Luddites at Castro’s, Toronto 8-11p
Thursday April 7: bass with Mixtape at the Study in Midland time TBA
Friday April 22: bass/percussion fun with Bruce at the Local Gastropub, Barrie 7-11p
Friday May 20: bass/percussion fun with Hayley Carro at the Local Gastropub, Barrie 7-11p
Its been 2 sonically deelish days of Slackers vibes. Been soaking it all in and still thinking back in shock. Did all that just really happen? We just witnessed so many great ska and rocksteady reggae moments that only the Slackers themselves can deliver. All their tunes are currently looping in our head and they likely will for days on end. Dang, they are good, SO GOOD. If you haven’t seen them in awhile, you can be excused for forgetting that they are the tip of the ska iceberg in oh so many ways and these last 2 nights proved it.
Sunday in Barrie, Ontario was a unique, one of a kind experience that you will never see them do again. it was dark. it was intimate. there was only 50 of us and the Slackers played their hearts out for us. Everyone who was there knows it was a special night & that show will live on fovever in my/our minds. They played SO many tunes from Wasted Days and a few new tunes and THEN playing an extra long encore set. Couldn’t be happier with how the night went. It was perfect and it was a dream come true to bring them to town! A massive thanks to the Foxx Lounge for hosting and to the Labcats for opening.
Then Monday at Lee’s Palace in Toronto was HUGE! They packed the joint from wall to wall and the band played at least 50% different material from the show the previous night and also highlighted Better Late Than Never. T’was a personal honour to spin grooves for the night and a tip of the hat to everyone who came up, said hi and chatted. The energy and genuine love for the band was in full swing and also the energy from the band towards audience was fantastic from the get go and we soaked it all in.
Thanks to everyone that made this past Sunday night in Barrie with the Slackers into one for the ages and then to everyone who filled the dance floor at Lee’s Palace on the Monday! Lets end with “I’d rather die happy” from Monday’s fantastic The Slackers show.
Til’ next time Slackers and THANK YOU for 2 wonderful nights!
PS: here’s a collection of pics we took with the phone from the Slackers at Lee’s Palace show. ENJOY! https://www.flickr.com/photos/djskip/albums/72157660534818488/with/23094020441/
Dave Hillyard of the Slackers this week on SKA PARTY RADIO!
We chat about the making of the latest Slackers release, updates on where that is at, tours, music and debut a few slices of new yummy Slackers sonic goodness!
Tune in locally and worldwide below:
♫ Mondays the show airs 5-6pm ET on CKLU 96.7FM in Sudbury, ON Canada
♫ Tuesdays the show airs 11am-Noon ET on CILU – LU Radio 102.7FM in Thunder Bay, ON Canada
♫ Wednesdays the show 5-6 pm MT on CKXU 88.3 FM in Lethbridge, AB
♫ Wednesdays the show airs 3-4pm PT on CJUC 92.5FM in Whitehorse, Yukon
♫ Thursdays the show airs 8-9am AT on Local 107.3FM in Saint John, NB
♫ Thursdays the show airs 7-8pm AT on Caper Radio in Sydney, NS
Friday Oct. 2nd – Resident Dj for Montreal Ska Fest at Petit Campus, Montreal – 8p til close
Saturday Oct. 3rd – Resident Dj for Montreal Ska Fest at Petit Campus, Montreal – 8p til close
Friday Oct 16th – Bass/Percussion with Hayley Carro at the Local Gastropub. Barrie – 7 til close
Friday Oct 23 – Bass/Percussion with Hayley Carro at the Sawdust City Saloon, Gravenhurst – 8 til 11
Thursday Oct 29 – Drums with The Mightabins at Silver Dollar, Toronto – Set time TBA
we were lucky enough to be able to catch the Mightabins play a great set at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto earlier this week! miss jammin’ with these great peeps and loved every second of their set!
here’s some phone pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHskdEHww9
and here’s a vid of a Quema Cohces cover!
and an original!
and another somewhat distorted dance mix cover of JAMC via the Pixies via the Mightabins!
Sunday April 26
Opera House, Toronto
$27 plus fees available at TF & RT.
Doors at 7p. More details to follow!
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/397003723803102/