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Gallery: The Slackers, Duppies, Circle City Deacons and Run & Punch in Chicago

The Slackers

Long-running New York rock steady/ska/ reggae/jazz legends THE SLACKERS brought their Fall 2016 tour through Chicago, Illinois’s 1st Ward at Chop Shop last month, bringing along Gainesville skameisters Duppies, Indianapolis’s smooth rocking Circle City Deacons and local ska punkers Run and Punch to round out the long 4-ska-band bill. Working through almost two hours of classics, Vic and company kept the crowd moving nonstop as they crooned and tooted. Grab the pork pie hat you thought looked sick on you in your sophomore year out of your parents’ closet …

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Gallery: Punk Rock Bowling in Asbury Park, NJ

Brutal Youth

This year, Punk Rock Bowling expanded its brand and its reach to both Colorado and New Jersey and we were right there with them! The New Jersey leg of the festival was held in (where else but) Asbury Park. I hope that I don’t have to explain the historic musical significance of this location. If I do, hang your head and hop on Google and educate yourself. Then check out the amazing photos from the 2 day (1 night) party! * all photos by …

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News: The Slackers details upcoming self-titled album, stream 4 new songs

Ska/soul luminaries The Slackers have announced that they will release their upcoming self-titled album on Feb. 19 through Special Potato, (The Slackers’ own label), Paper + Plastick, Rare Breed Recording Company, Brain Lab Groove (Europe) and Just A Record. (Japan) Stream four of the band’s new songs below: The Slackers by The Slackers Rarebreed Recording Company is a label founded by Reggae enthusiasts Obi Fernandez (Westbound Train) and Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake). This label aims to bring you the best …

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The Slackers Added to Rare Breed Flexidisk Series, Announce Pre-Orders

Ska/soul luminaries The Slackers have announced pre-orders for a new Flexidisk through Rare Breed Recording Company. The label, founded by Vinnie Fiorello (Paper + Plastick, Less Than Jake) and Obi Fernandez (Westbound Train), aims to spread the soul/reggae goodness and have enlisted the legendary New Yorkers as the third installment in a series of Flexidisk pressings. Here’s what Slackers saxophonist Dave Hillyard had to say about the project: Brian Dixon (recording engineer) told me that he just wanted to capture who we are …

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Gallery + Review: The Fest 13 in Gainesville (Days 1-3)

Iron Chic

* this post is extremely late due to server issues/moves…you don’t want my life – Johnny On Friday morning, the first official day of Fest, I awoke on the floor of a child’s room.  Joe Dave (Too Many Daves) was kind enough to let a handful of us drunken idiots crash at his Tampa home.  We packed up his truck, made a stop at the legendary Taco Bus and were on our way north.  Two hours and way too many …

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The Fest 13 announces first wave of bands and launches 2014 site

The Fest 13

It’s that time again and The Fest 13 is getting into full swing. First wave of bands have been announced and also the pre-Fest shows have rolled out. Today is the official launch of the THE FEST 13 website, along with a very special announcement that the Descendents will be making a rare appearance at this year’s event. THE FEST 13 will take place in Gainesville, FL over the course of three days (Oct 31, Nov 1, 2) and will …

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Against Me! and The Slackers added to the 16th Annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival

Punk Rock Bowling

Against Me! and The Slackers have just been added to the lineup for Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. The annual event returns to Las Vegas for its 16th year this Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26! Headliners Cock Sparrer, Descendents and NOFX will also be joined by Face To Face, Anti-Nowhere League, Angelic Upstarts, Leftover Crack, OFF!, Good Riddance, Masked Intruder and many more. See full lineup below. 16 Late night club shows will be announced Feb. 27. Bowling Registration …

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