Thu. February 28th 2013 @ Distrikt Victoria BC (No Minors)
10pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm
$19.50 early bird/$22.50 regular adv.
It's been a couple of years since Brooklyn, New York's The Slackers came to Victoria and celebrated their 20th Anniversary. They're back again (alive after Hurricane Sandy) with their impressive catalog of music from the late 90s to present day. Be excited for the first vinyl pressing of "The Question" in 12 years and expect more music to be unfolded that has been stacked in their music vault in good ol Slackers fashion to be unleashed live and unexpected at this show!
Performing alongside The Slackers will be Victoria's own legendary reggae/punk/ska outfit Hillside Hooligans and Canada's best west coast rocksteady, reggae ska vinyl selectors The Truth Soundsystem!
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Reigning from Brooklyn NY, The Slackers have been playing their trademark brand ska and rocksteady music since the early ’90s. With a vast collection of albums, The Slackers show no sign of slowing down. They have played over 2000 concerts in 32 different countries.
Bandleader Vic Ruggiero calls The Slackers’ sound “jamaican rock n’ roll... more info
The Hillside Hooligans play gritty and soulful reggae, ska and punk-rock. Their style is characterized by honest lyrics, prominent solos, and plenty of style and tempo changes to keep things interesting.
The four founding members played together in Victoria’s reggae/punk favorites One Drop for over 6 years before starting this new project wi... more info
The Truth Sound System (Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Funk & Soul)
Dedicated to bringing Victoria the very best in early Jamaican reggae and soul from all over. Strictly vinyl. Selector Soul Scorcher and Educacator of the group also founded Garden City Soul Club which still happens on the third Saturday of every month in Victoria. It is now Victoria's longest running soul dance monthly. more info