Night 1 – Slackfest South w/ The Slackers

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Night 1 – Slackfest South w/ The Slackers

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20.00
The Slackers 30th Anniversary Tour

Night 1

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”

(axs.com).

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

Official Website: ​www.theslackers.com  Facebook: ​www.facebook.com/theslackers

Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$20.00
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Venue

Flamingo Cantina
515 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Organizer

Flamingo Cantina
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