The Slackers play Red Light in Orlando!

Foundation Presents

The Slackers play Red Light in Orlando!

The Duppies, conquering one sound

Sat · March 25, 2017

6:00 pm

The Beacham

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 12 and over

All patrons must have a valid form of identification present, regardless of age, at the time of entry for all 18+ and 21+ shows and events.

No backpacks, large bags or large purses allowed. Maximum Size 4.5″ x 6.5"

No professional audio/visual or any digital recording equipment will be allowed into the venue, without prior permission and arrangements. You must be on the artist photo pass list in order to enter with cameras with detachable lenses.

The Slackers
The Slackers
Those hard working purveyors of 'Jamaican RocknRoll' known as 'The Slackers', have been in existence for a quarter of a century now. Hard to believe that this band which started out rehearsing in a dingy basement on the lower east side has gone on to become a legendary touring group playing over a 100 shows a year since 1997.

As of 2015, they've currently played in 46 American states, 7 Canadian Provinces, 23 European Countries, 5 Latin American nations; have done concerts in Japan and Korea as well. In the last 2 years, they have played everything from large festivals like Punk Rock Bowling and Fest to midsize concert halls like the El Rey, Bell House, Lee's Palace, and even a few intimate private parties!

Beginning in New York City in 1991, The Slackers have developed a signature sound that mixes together Jamaican Reggae and Ska rhythms with Anglo-American RnB, Blues, and Garage Rock. Bandleader, Vic Ruggiero, coined this blendas 'Jamaican RocknRoll', something similar to what the rolling stones would have sounded like if they grew up on as much Bob Marley and the Skatalitesas they did Howling Wolf and Bo Diddley.

The Slackers will be starting their 25th anniversarycelebration with a new album simply self titled, 'The Slackers.' If Jamaican RocknRoll is the Slackers trademark sound, this new album might beknow as 'Psychedelic Jamaican Rock N Roll.' The influences of Pet Sounds era Beach Boys, Sgt Pepper era Beatles and other 60s rockers are prominent in the blend.
The Duppies
The Duppies
-Duppy: (noun) taken from Jamaican folklore; an unruly spirit risen from a consecrated grave; a ghost; a poltergeist- Formed in 2004, The Duppies have been sighted possessing many a unsuspecting citizen and driving them into frenetic dancing spasms that can only be described as "musical convulsions of the soul." Fermenting in the dirty south swamps of Gainesville, FL, The Duppies have set out to conquer all non-believers in a display of sweet musical Armageddeon… "THIS IS NEWSFLASH! / Lisen dis and lisen good! / As we lead yah now to da gallows wood! / Open yah ears to da sweet and fine, cuz no one's Rocksteady is as sweet as mine! / And don't ya step into our discotech, cuz you know the riddim it gonna BREAK YUH NECK!!!"
Venue Information:
The Beacham
46 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL, 32801
http://www.thebeacham.com/live/