Fri Nov 17 2017

8:00 PM

Thunder Road

379 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143

$20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show

Ages 21+

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PLAYING THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY

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 that was a dramatic 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.  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.

 

 

Thunder Road Presents:
The Slackers - 20th Anniversary Of RED LIGHT Tour

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  • THE SLACKERS

    THE SLACKERS

    Reggae

    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.

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Thunder Road Presents:

The Slackers - 20th Anniversary Of RED LIGHT Tour

Fri Nov 17 2017 8:00 PM

Thunder Road Somerville MA
The Slackers - 20th Anniversary Of RED LIGHT Tour
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$20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show Ages 21+

FEE FREE BOX OFFICE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE CLUB DAILY AFTER 5PM.

Start Times May Vary.  Headliners always go on later than start times. By purchasing advance tickets your Email will be added to Thunder Road's email list. We hope you'll stay on it, but if not, you can unsubscribe in a single click.

PLAYING THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY

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 that was a dramatic 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.  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.