Friday Nov. 19, 2021 @ Flamingo Cantina - Austin, TX
starring The Slackers & special guests
Doors @ 8pm, Ages 21+ Only w/ valid I.D.
Limited Capacity Event, All Covid-19 protocols will be in full effect and enforced.
In November, if due to covid-19 restrictions the local authorities limit and/or restrict gatherings with capacity limitations on public events, advance ticket purchases will be subject to such limitations; therefore at this time only half the number of tickets will be sold in advance. In the event the show cannot be held, advance ticket sales will be refunded"
Ska, Reggae, and Soul.
The Slackers are a sextet based out of New York City. They mix together ska, reggae, soul, and rock n roll, balancing strong rhythms with classic songwriting and poignant contemporary lyrics.
Since 1991, the Slackers have released fifteen albums and countless singles, while their 1000s of live performances feed their fans with energetic sets of ecstatic music.
The press state that the Slackers are "the best ska band in the world" (Rude International), "the pick of the US crop" (Metal Hammer), "the sound of New York' (New York Times), "is about as close to perfect as it gets" (Ink 19), and "one of the best bands in the United States"
In normal years, the Slackers play around 100 live shows a year, but 2020 put that to a screeching halt. Looking for a safe and responsible way to keep performing the band switched to livestreaming and partnering with their agency, STG, and Livefrom.events they made 4 livestream full band concerts. Each concert was broadcast worldwide and had around 1000 attendees each time.
In addition to concerts, the band kept busy with dozens of performances by individual band members on Facebook and Instagram. There were zoom panels and quarantine videos as the band adjusted to the new normal.
The band also kept busy on the recording front, and released 3 politically charged singles in 2020. The first, Nobody's Listening/Sleep Outside made it to #29 on the NACC charts. The second, Blue, was noted by Brooklyn Vegan as one of the 10 best singles of 2020. The third, They Are Losing, released right before the election, skewered Trump and his Maga minions.
2021 is looking to be a rebuilding year for the Slackers. In the winter, they are continuing their livestream concerts with a Valentine's day show of love songs.
This is to be followed by outdoor concerts in the spring and then as the fall rolls around, a return to more regular concerts, and finally in november/december, the Slackers' holiday tour.
The Slackers are currently booking for 2021