The Slackers will be at the Flamingo Cantina for three nights on their only tour dates in Texas! Each night they will be playing one of their classic albums in its entirety!
December 8th- Wasted Days: Released in 2001, Wasted Days was an ambitious eclectic album. The bands trademark Reggae/Ska meets 1960s Rock foundation was augmented with guests playing Pedal Steel Guitar and Violins. It also features big dub breaks counterposed with triumphant ska hooks. The centerpiece of the album is the title track, 'Wasted Days', a creeping reggae tune that became the Slackers most popular tune to date. Some of the other popular tracks are 'This Is The Night', 'Dave's Friend', 'and 'The Nurse.' Opening the night are The Skatastrophics and The Inverters!
December 9th- Peculiar: Released in 2006. Peculiar is at the same time a very personal album and a very political album. Released in the wake of the 2nd Gulf War and the follies of the Bush administration, Peculiar is full of angry tunes such as 'International War Criminal', 'Keep It Simple', and 'Rider.' There are also some great moments of personal pathos including the soul/rock ballad, 'What Went Wrong' and the bluebeat shuffle, 'Peculiar.' Openers Micah Shalom and the Babylonians!
December 10th- Red Light: 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», «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. Openers River City All Stars!
Doors open at 9pm on the 8th and 9th, and at 8pm on the 10th! 21+ only with a valid ID