Upcoming Events

June 2024
June 14, 2024 8:00 PM
Jun 14, 2024
Emo Nite
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8:00 pm
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Show 8pm

$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Living The Dream Foundation.

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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

EMO NITE 

"Not a band. Not DJs. We throw parties for the music we love."

 

Emo Nite LA, the event started by two friends, (T.J. Petracca and Morgan Freed) at a small dive bar has grown into a full-blown phenomenon. They have been able to throw regular events in dozens of markets across the country and have had spots on lineups at festivals like Life is Beautiful, Slam Dunk, BUKU and Vans Warped Tour. In addition to these events, the Emo Nite founders have created successful clothing collabs with companies like OBEY, Urban Outfitters, PLEASURES, Rose in Good Faith, Chinatown Market, OWSLA, Hot Topic and more. But above all else, Emo Nite LA brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 90s, 2000s, and today, changing the idea of what a music event can be.'

June 2024
June 21, 2024 9:00 PM
Jun 21, 2024
Mac Sabbath w/ special guest D.I.
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8:00 pm
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9:00 pm
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Show 9pm

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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

MAC SABBATH

with Special Guest D.I.

June 2024
June 23, 2024 8:00 PM
June 24, 2024 12:00 AM
Jun 23, 2024
Hollow Coves
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7:00 pm
Starts:
8:00 pm
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Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Charity fee to support organizations dedicated to preserving our natural world.

Ventura Music Hall Presents:

HOLLOW COVES

w. BILLIANNE

GA tickets are standing room only, with very limited seating available first come, first served. 

An earnest vulnerability combined with an uplifting message to seize each moment has buoyed Hollow Coves and their fans through a journey of mutual understanding — the dream isn't success but rather the acute awareness of life's fragility.

Hollow Coves is the indie-folk voice of connection to beauty and community — a reminder to look inside the self and embody gratitude for the natural world. Living on the Gold Coast and weaving their own perspective on paradise, Matt Carins and Ryan Henderson are equal parts songwriters and vocalists, alternating lead roles to best serve the song.

After meeting through a mutual friend at the end of 2014, Matt and Ryan recorded a handful of songs in a friend's garage. Ryan spent the next year traveling as they went back and forth over Dropbox, layering vocals and instruments as a means of creative release. After uploading a few songs to SoundCloud, thousands of listens poured in overnight until they amassed over a million clicks. Stunned, the boys phoned each other from across the globe. Deciding to follow whatever it was that chose them, Matt put aside his carpentry job, and Ryan gave up being a civil engineer to see where a life in music could lead.

Organic listening has grown their audience ever since, with over half a billion streams worldwide and nearly a million followers across their platforms.

That twist in fate led them to release their debut EP Wanderlust in 2017. Travel stories and ruminations on landscapes from years past defined their sound and their purpose as a group, and Hollow Coves unintentionally became known for writing indie-folk anthems for the great outdoors. Fan favourite 'Coastline' became one of the top 20 most used songs on Instagram Reels in Summer 2021, and was certified Gold in Canada and Australia.

As opposites that attract, Ryan's keen sense for detail as a classically trained pianist compliments Matt's easy-going surfer approach. The yin-yang pairing of their personal polarities allows them to flip complex musings into poetic simplicities, evoking a palpable feeling of weightlessness.

In 2018, they retreated to the countryside of Devon in the south of England to record alongside producer Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Justin Nozuka, Xavier Rudd), leading to the 2019 release of their debut full-length album Moments.

A hand-crafted acoustic journey that pulls you out of your world and into something mellow and free, Moments was well-received, with praise from the likes of Billboard, PASTE, Clash, Sunday Times, OnesToWatch and more. The band toured around the world with artists such as Tom Walker, The Paper Kites, Passenger, and most recently The Lumineers.

As the pandemic swept everyone into isolation, Hollow Coves moved into a house on the Gold Coast. They sourced second-hand equipment, put Matt's carpentry skills to use building a soundproof recording booth, and learned the basics of recording together through trial and error. Their EP Blessings was recorded and self-produced at the band's home in 2021.

"We wanted the album to be the musical equivalent of some sort of new age retreat where people might go to sit still, renew their mind, and shift their focus to something more positive," says Ryan.

Their narrative-driven lyricism pushed them beyond day-to-day life, capturing hard-learned lessons and hopefulness during tough times. The EP resonated with listeners seeking guidance and levity, and vulnerable stories and messages of gratitude poured in from fans.

Driven by the energy of their audience, a grounding oceanside lifestyle, and a sound that genuinely reflects their mindset, the band continues to push forward to live their own recipe for a good life. Now, the band is finishing an album with an exciting group of collaborators including Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby while continuing to tour the world.

June 2024
June 24, 2024 8:00 PM
Jun 24, 2024
Drive-By Truckers
DOORS:
7:00 pm
Starts:
8:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

Drive-By Truckers released their third 'studio' album Southern Rock Opera on

September 11th, 2001. They self-released it on their own tiny Soul Dump label, pressing

5000 copies with a tiny budget they raised by crowdsourcing (as it's come to be

known), raising the money online from fans turned investors. They ended up selling 10,000 copies independently without any sort of distribution, mostly sold at shows

during the massive tour that they booked themselves. A tour that began with 75 shows

in 90 days and that stretched well into the following year.

 

The success of the Southern Rock Opera Tour and the album that inspired it led to

the band getting proper management and being picked up by High Road Touring, who have been their agents ever since. The band signed their very first record deal with

Lost Highway Records, who reissued the album in the summer of 2002 as the tour stretched to the end of the year. A trajectory that saw the band moving from small dive bars and sleeping on floors, to playing bigger rooms and theaters, and touring on a bus.

 

Southern Rock Opera became the first of a string of albums that has seen the critically acclaimed band morph and continue to thrive for nearly a quarter of a century. The band is well

known for its high energy and cathartic shows, as well as for a prolific string of albums

that combine astute politics, southern storytelling, and an eclectic approach to rock and

roll that has been played at thousands of shows on three continents.

 

Always restless and never a band keen on repeating itself, people have asked the band

for years about the possibility of another Southern Rock Opera Tour to no avail.

Guitarist Mike Cooley, never one to mince words, has long responded that it should

only be done when it could be performed "On Ice!" Meanwhile, the album has

continued to sell, eventually recouping its original record deal, and often appearing on

lists of the best albums of the 2000s.

 

To commemorate the reissue, DBT will embark on Southern Rock Opera Revisited

2024 Tour, playing almost all of the album in its entirety, alongside a few songs that feel

like part of the work's continued relevance to the band. Although the band still holds

onto the dream of SRO On Ice one day happening, it’s no coincidence that 2024 is also an election year. Another year full of some of the same contentious issues that inspired much of the original album's content, which was set in the post-civil rights deep South, in the era of

George Wallace and the like. The band plans to play the album, not as a relic of another

time and place, but as a continued conversation about where we came from, and where

we are headed in this crazy time in history that we currently reside in. As the band says in

one of its songs, "It ain't about the past.”

June 2024
June 28, 2024 9:00 PM
June 29, 2024 12:00 AM
Jun 28, 2024
Allen Stone Summer Headline Tour
DOORS:
8:00 pm
Starts:
9:00 pm
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Show 9pm 

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Ventura Music Hall Presents:
ALLEN STONE SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR
 
with PRÓXIMA PARADA
 
Allen Stone, a powerhouse in the realm of soul/ R&B, has entranced audiences worldwide with his electrifying performances and soulful melodies. With a voice that effortlessly channels the raw emotion of classic soul legends, Stone's music transcends boundaries, weaving together elements of funk, gospel, folk-rock, and soul to create a sound uniquely his own. His captivating stage presence and heartfelt lyrics have earned him a dedicated following and critical acclaim. Allen Stone's journey to musical stardom began in the quaint town of Chewelah, Washington, where his upbringing immersed him in the rich sounds of gospel music as the son of a pastor. After leaving college, Stone embarked on a relentless pursuit of his passion, relocating to Seattle and tirelessly touring the West Coast in his '87 Buick, performing at every opportunity that arose. His unwavering dedication paid off as he swiftly gained acclaim for his electrifying live shows, often playing up to 200 dates annually. Allen and his band have graced the stage alongside luminaries such as Stevie Wonder, Al Green, the Dave Matthews Band, Erykah Badu, and Gary Clark Jr, and has been captivating audiences with his voice and boundless energy, amassing a devoted fan base. With a genre-blending style that seamlessly merges soul, folk-rock, R&B, and funk, Allen Stone has released five full-length albums, from his self-released debut "Last To Speak" to the acclaimed "APART." Alongside his prolific touring schedule, Stone has graced national television screens, delivering memorable performances on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Today Show, and even showcasing his charismatic personality as a guest on MTV's Ridiculousness. Notably, he's lent his expertise as a celebrity mentor ontwo seasons of ABC's American Idol, further cementing his status as a respected figure in the music industry. Hitting the road again this summer with Chris Stapleton, Allen Stone is currently back in the studio, eagerly crafting new music slated for release in 2024.
 
The first 150 fans to purchase tickets to Allen Stone on 6/28 will be treated to a Private Tour Warmup Rehearsal on 6/4 featuring Allen Stone and his band! Space to be a part of this experience is limited, so please make sure you claim your spot early if you're able to come! Buyers will have a 7 day window to claim their tickets for 6/4 before they're released to the next customers. For more information on the Allen Stone Private Tour Warmup Rehearsal please contact venturamusichall@gmail.com
 
Note: One entry per purchase (no guests). Strictly limited to ticket buyers. This is a no refund event. Tickets are non-transferable. Name on list must match valid ID.
June 2024
June 29, 2024 8:00 PM
Jun 29, 2024
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Cover Band The Downhill Jam
DOORS:
7:00 pm
Starts:
8:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

THE DOWNHILL JAM - TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER COVER BAND

with SIDEKICK and IDECLINE

The Downhill Jam - The Downhill Jam is a tribute to the music of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game series. Based in LA, the group plays all those iconic punk, ska, and hip hop tracks you heard over and over while playing the games in your youth.

 At some shows, you'll see them joined on stage by the World's #1 THPS gamer, AndyTHPS. Better yet, they're Birdman approved. They played ramp-side while Tony Hawk skated at Wonderfont Fest 2019 in San Diego and Tony has joined them as a guest vocalist multiple times. Once for “Police Truck” by Dead Kennedy's in front of a packed house at The Casbah San Diego and again on “Blitzkrieg Bop” for their X-games pre-party in Ventura in July 2023. You can also catch them on their episode of Hawk's podcast, Hawk Vs Wolf, co-hosted by Jason Ellis!

Where else does it make sense to hear Goldfinger, Lagwagon, Dead Kennedys, Public Enemy, Dub Pistols, Motorhead, and Millencolin all in one place? When you're flying through the air on a skateboard, avoiding evil Taxi drivers, looking for the secret tape...or at The Downhill Jam show! Come drop in with us!

IDECLINE - IDECLINE is a high energy 80’s style hard core punk band in the vein of Wasted Youth, early DRI, Circle Jerks, and Black Flag influences. Their PMA and anti-government lyrics keep you on your toes. The band consists of lead singer Shaun Belanger and a blend of members from other bands including All-A-Blur, SRA, Adam Fuscaldo of Dr Know and COA, and Ezra Brooks Robison who drummed for HR Bad Brains and Dysfunction 

July 2024
July 5, 2024 9:00 PM
Jul 5, 2024
Circles Around The Sun
DOORS:
8:00 pm
Starts:
9:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN

July 2024
July 6, 2024 8:00 PM
Jul 6, 2024
The Petty Breakers - Tom Petty Tribute
DOORS:
7:00 pm
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8:00 pm
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Show 8pm

GA tickets are standing room only, with very limited seating available first come, first served. 

Ventura Music Hall Presents:

THE PETTY BREAKERS - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS TRIBUTE

July 2024
July 10, 2024 9:00 PM
Jul 10, 2024
C-Kan- Cualquier Parecido con La Realidad Tour
DOORS:
8:00 pm
Starts:
9:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presants:

C-KAN

with NETO PEÑA, YOSS BONES, TOSER ONE

July 2024
July 13, 2024 8:00 PM
May 11, 2024 12:00 AM
Jul 13, 2024
DB.Boutabag
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7:00 pm
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8:00 pm
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Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

DB.BOUTABAG

with 1100 HIMSELF, K. FLEX, KINGBOOLU and DJ SONZ

**All tickets purchased for 5/10 will be valid for 7/13

July 2024
July 16, 2024 8:00 PM
Jul 16, 2024
Bennett Coast - Where Are You Going? Tour 02
DOORS:
7:00 pm
Starts:
8:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

BENNETT COAST

Who is Bennett Coast? A filmmaker who happens to be a songwriter. A songwriter who happens to be a filmmaker. Spike Jonze if he grew up in the age of Frank Ocean’s Blonde. A Gen-Z Ryan McGinley who designs his own merch. The Gallagher Brothers, if the first movie they fell in love with was Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Los Angeles-based Coast is all of these things. A ruthlessly talented, ambitious creative who does it all. 

On his debut EP, Where Are You Going?, 22 year-old Coast lets us in on the mystery, just a little bit. Like his work as a visual artist, Coast’s music is a reflection of his surroundings and his youth. Huge vistas, grassy hills, the blue of the sea. Boys getting into fights in parking lots. A first kiss with someone you end up being really, really sweet on. All of it is deeply personal and felt. The cascade of drum machines on “Driver” fall into hazy guitars, and Coast’s vocals oscillate from the staccato of a rap to something more languid. In the video for the song, Coast lights up a cigarette, gets in a car, begins a journey. What unfolds is a rapid-fire energy of moments unfolding, a controlled chaos, all of it revolving around a mantra of work, life, sleep. A bright red sports car does donuts. A naked woman dives into a pool. A cop kisses his wife as her mistress crawls out the window. Coast dabbles around in a cubicle, pulling the strings of it all. 

Much of Coast’s art is like this: defies easy categorization, embraces the coming, the going, the catharsis. He reaches for roots, the bottom-line harmonies of human experience. It makes sense: Coast is an inherently introspective person. Someone who grew up in the Bay Area suburbs and never quite fit in, getting into a few fights along the way. Someone who tried out film school but 

was already making videos at the age of seven. Where Are You Going? is a reflection of all of that. It’s a story about growing up, fitting in, not fitting in, being who you think other people want you to be only to end up singularly yourself. It’s about watching your world dilate, get huge. One minute you’re driving around your small town, the next, you’re in college, figuring out who you are and what to hold on to. 

Music, for Coast, is an extension of all of his other artistic practices, all of which are connected, incredibly symbiotic. Coast is growing, sinking into his seat, shaping the aches and sighs into a substance worth sharing—the result is something like an anchor, a pin to drop on a time in your life.

July 2024
July 19, 2024 8:00 PM
July 20, 2024 12:00 AM
Jul 19, 2024
Y&T: 50 Year Anniversary Tour
DOORS:
7:00 pm
Starts:
8:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

Y&T: 50 YEAR ANIVERSARY TOUR

with THE BITES

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s own innovators of the hard rock sound. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T’s high-energy set and passionate performances still captivate legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T’s music timeless.

Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)—tore through the ’70s and ’80s with their own brand of hard rock. After two ’70s albums on London Records, they shortened their name to Y&T and released eight albums on A&M in the ’80s. Two more albums with Geffen Records marked an era of change with Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth) on drums and Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Berlin, Huey Lewis) on guitar.

With a discography of 18 albums, three greatest hits collections, plus a boxed set, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band’s most recent single I’m Coming Home has climbed to roughly 1.5 million views on YouTube. Y&T received extensive airplay with hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, Don’t Stop Runnin’, and Summertime Girls—which played in heavy rotation on MTV. Y&T songs have been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows, including Real Genius, Out of Bounds, Baywatch, and Hunter. After five top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T’s hits are still played on VH1 Classic and classic rock radio stations worldwide.

With the passing of Kennemore, Haze, and Alves, it’s Meniketti who carries on the legacy that is Y&T. Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring the dynamic original frontman Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Aaron Leigh (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs that span the band’s five-decade career and including all the hits and fan favorites. Prepare to have your face melted.

July 2024
July 20, 2024 9:00 PM
Jul 20, 2024
Katchafire
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8:00 pm
Starts:
9:00 pm
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Show 9pm

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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

KATCHAFIRE

with JORDAN T

Hailing from Kirikiriroa in Aotearoa (Hamilton in New Zealand) KATCHAFIRE have become a global roots reggae phenomenon with the all-Maori band bringing their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around.

With six successful albums, platinum sales, hit singles, and a massive fanbase selling out shows around the world, 2022 sees KATCHAFIRE celebrating 25 years of existence.

Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, fusing modern dancehall and with slinky pop, cool grooves and uplifting vibes.

Built on a family movement, it all started when lead guitarist Grenville Bell, father of lead singer Logan Bell & drummer Jordan Bell, moved into an apartment building in town with his then teenage sons where they could make music all night, and the rest is history...

After countless jams and sold-out concerts, they swelled to an 8-piece collective of multi-talented songwriters and musicians and became a staple on Pacific Roots scenes around the world.

KATCHAFIRE’s popularity and critical acclaim has seen them share the stage with artists from Damien Marley, Steel Pulse, UB40, The Wailers, to Michael Franti and Spearhead and many more. They've garnered respect from the likes of Don Letts (acclaimed documentary maker and Clash tour DJ), music journalist David Katz, and have been championed on the airwaves by radio legends such as Steve Barker (BBC), Charlie Gillet (BBC) and David Rodigan (Kiss FM and others) to name a few.

Through height of the Covid19 pandemic KATCHAFIRE spent time in Aotearoa studios recording new music and now look forward to their first overseas shows since the pandemic began.

Not resting on their laurels whilst international borders were closed, Katchafire released two new singles “Circle Back” and “Whaingaroa” as well as re-releasing their “100” single from the Legacy album in Te Reo (Māori language) as part of the Waiata / Anthems documentary series – “Karawhiua”- and have more new music on the way soon.

There is no stopping the ‘Fire!!

July 2024
July 26, 2024 9:00 PM
Jul 26, 2024
Twisted Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac... Reimagined
DOORS:
8:00 pm
Starts:
9:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

TWISTED GYPSY - FLEETWOOD MAC... REIMAGINED

Join us as TWISTED GYPSY celebrates and REINVENTS the timeless music of the legendary FLEETWOOD MAC. “MORE THAN JUST A TRIBUTE”, Twisted Gypsy takes you back to the early days of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and the heyday of 70’s Rock ’n Roll. They will transport you back in time to memories you forgot you had with their passion, ULTRA HIGH ENERGY, stellar all-live harmonies, fun stage banter AND RAW, TRACK-FREE performances! Close your eyes and you'll be blown away by our modern interpretation of the beloved Mac, whose music and vocals dominated the hearts of the planet. Not just another tribute band... TWISTED GYPSY is a surreal EXPERIENCE that will forever fill your soul …..

August 2024
August 2, 2024 7:30 PM
Aug 2, 2024
The Juliana Theory
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6:30 pm
Starts:
7:30 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

THE JULIANA THEORY

You can retrace your steps, but you can’t go back in time. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to be learned from your journey.  

The Juliana Theory returned triumphantly last year with “Can’t Go Home,” a bombastic synthpop anthem marking their first new music in over a decade and a half. It was a bold new direction for the Pittsburgh-bred band, which had spent most of its first decade of existence running circles around its less ambitious post-hardcore peers. A Dream Away, out March 26, 2021 on Equal Vision Records, marks the next step in their reinvention. On the Juliana Theory’s first LP since reuniting, members Brett Detar and Joshua Fiedler chose to reimagine their most enduring songs -- assuring classics like “Into the Dark” and “Were At the Top Of the World” could continue to evolve.  

“Twenty years later, how can you be true to a song but still approach it with a different lens?” Detar asks. For inspiration, the Juliana Theory frontman thought back to the band’s most recent live shows -- a 30-date string of well-received acoustic gigs in 2019. “Every single night, Josh and I started the show the same way. I walked to the microphone and said, ‘I want you to close your eyes. Imagine you’re in a comfortable space: maybe you’re sitting in your living room in front of your fireplace, you’ve got your scotch in your hand, and your dog sitting next to you or your significant other. And we just showed up in the room and we’re going to sing some songs to you.’” That intimate approach deeply inspired A Dream Away, though its reimagined songs are anything but minimal. While the Juliana Theory was dormant, Detar worked extensively in film scoring, composing for horror flicks like 2012’s box office chart-topper The Devil Inside. This flair for the dramatic -- coupled with Detar and Fiedler’s love of MTV’s seminal Unplugged series -- sparked the duo to trade its rock guitars and percussion for immersive, symphonic suites.    

On A Dream Away, “Into the Dark,” long the band’s signature ballad, sounds perhaps even more affecting, draped in cozy strings and woodwinds. “We’re At the Top of the World” simply shifts from perfect power pop to elegant, perfect chamber pop. Other essentials from the band’s 2000 masterpiece Emotion Is Dead -- the wide-eyed “Is Patience Still Waiting?” and the once-venomous “‘If I Told You This Was Killing Me, Would You Stop?” -- swell to twinkling grandeur that sounds totally different, yet fully in line with the project’s large-scale ambitions. Other songs called for sweeping change. “‘Duane Joseph’ was the song I got most liberal with reimagining,” Detar says. It first appeared on the band’s 1999 debut, Understand This Is a Dream; an ode to a lost childhood best friend, “Duane Joseph” rocked as if letting up for one second would mean letting go forever. But on A Dream Away, it’s pensive and serene, the soundtrack to some hazy afternoon reverie. The Juliana Theory added a new bridge, a different lyrical section, and sampled the sound of rain falling in the distance. “It doesn’t even sound that recognizable,” admits Detar. “But I’m okay with that.” 

While all of A Dream Away sounds new, one song is entirely new. The dramatic opening track “Better Now” was borne from some of Detar’s personal lows during the seclusion of the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'd been struggling with a decent amount of depression and some of my closest friends were going through heavy addiction issues or depression of their own,” he says. “A friend came over to my house one night. He didn't say very much but the way he looked at me let me know he was really struggling." The next morning, Detar sat at his piano and the lyrics of “Better Now” poured out: “Every time I look into your eyes I see there’s something changing in you, something changing in me. It is getting better now.” Co-produced by Detar and rock maestro Courtney Ballard, “Better Now” sounds as panoramic as the reimagined classics, yet grippingly unique to the present moment.  

New and old, the songs are all living and breathing, evolving with the present moment. As 2021 continues, expect the Juliana Theory to do the same.  

August 2024
August 8, 2024 8:00 PM
Aug 8, 2024
Landon McNamara & Cisco Adler
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LANDON MCNAMARA & CISCO ADLER

August 2024
August 10, 2024 9:00 PM
Aug 10, 2024
The Buttertones - Self Titled 10 Year Anniversary
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THE BUTTERTONES - SELF TITLED 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

with SWMRS and LADY DENIM

The Buttertones - The Buttertones are a Los Angeles-based cult rock band. The Group has built a loyal fan base via their atmospheric live shows and cinematic catalog. From 2017's Gravedigging, 2018's Midnight In A Moonless Dream, and 2020's Jazzhound, the band has left lasting impressions at Coachella, Tropicalia, When We Were Young, and beyond. 

Lady Denim - Lady Denim officially surfaced in January of 2019 while attending Colorado State University. Just a few weeks into that same year, they released "Pipe Dream" which would be the first track off of their debut EP, “For Edgy Girls, Like Ramona”. 

Early on, they performed their limited discography at dive bars and crammed college basements, garnering a cult-like fanbase along the way. They quickly transitioned to headlining prominent venues around Colorado and supporting national acts, such as Saint Motel, Sports, The Unlikely Candidates, Generationals, Spin Doctors & more! 


The 4-piece is currently based out of Fort Collins, CO consisting of members Nick Lundeen (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Miles Jenkins (Drums), and brothers, Nic Lubin (Lead Guitar) & Chris Lubin (Bass). The band pulls elements of 80's pop and Indie Rock together to create an upbeat unison. Their fanbase continues to remain dedicated to the energy and positivity that the band provides.


Their sophomore EP, "loosely held hands” is out on 9/10 :)


"Lady Denim is the Colorado band you probably don’t know yet – but should." - 303Magazine


“Bright, energetic, and bursting with youthful pop polish. That’s been the name of the game for Fort Collins indie rockers and it’s paying off” - Bandwagon Magazine

August 2024
August 23, 2024 8:30 PM
Aug 23, 2024
ZAP MAMA
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ZAP MAMA

For over 25 years Miss M. Daulne a.k.a ‘Zap Mama’, has made her mark in the music and entertainment industry thanks to her vocal creativity and appearances on the most prestigious stages. Her continuous involvement with music brought her to many places: she has toured the world, been nominated for Grammy’s, licensed by and composed for major motion pictures, appeared on television, in commercials, video games, and featured in numerous publications including, the NY Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Huffington Post, World, Elle, Le Monde, and Times.  

Zap Mama sings polyphonic and afro-pop music, a harmonic music with a mixture of infused African vocal techniques, urban, hip hop with emphasis on voice. The worldwide success of Zap Mama, and an ensemble of female polyphonic singers, inspired influences in American hip hop, nu-soul, jazz and elements of pop. The evolving musical compositions created a diverse band of singers and musicians for Zap Mama. 

Marie Daulne, the daughter of a Belgian father and a Congolese mother, and was born in the East Zaire City of Isiro. Marie had only been born a few days when her father was killed by the Simba Rebels, during the Congo crisis. The Crisis resulted in the deaths of some 100,000 people. It led to the assassination of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, as well as a traumatic setback to the United Nations, following the death of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash as he sought to mediate. Marie's mother, with brother and sisters had to survive hiding in the forest. Several months later, they were airlifted out to Isiro in an emergency evacuation by Belgian paratroopers. Marie and her family were flown to Belgium, because her father was a Belgian citizen.

August 2024
August 25, 2024 8:00 PM
Aug 25, 2024
The Green
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THE GREEN

With almost a decade and a half in the music industry, The Green is one of the most successful and adored bands to come out of Hawaii. In fact, they are among the very first reggae bands from the Hawaiian islands to extensively tour the US mainland, supporting American reggae bands including Rebelution, Iration, SOJA, and even Jamaica’s Damian Marley. Grammy winning pop superstar Bruno Mars even selected The Green to open his three sold out shows at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena in 2014 and his two sold out dates at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium, Hawaii’s largest outdoor venue, in 2018. 

The Green have also appeared on several of America’s biggest music festivals, including the Vans Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Life Is Beautiful, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Festival, California Roots Festival, Holo Holo Music Festival, Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival and Rebelution’s Bright Side Festival in Jamaica. 

From their first album release to their latest EP, Summertime, The Green’s musicality has always transcended fans to a place of sincerity, culture, and growth. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, The Green released Brand New Eyes, by performing two consecutive shows on May 20-21, 2021, at an event called Brand New Eyes: The Experience. It was held on the rooftop of Waikiki’s International Market Place and is Hawaii’s first rooftop concert; the concert footage can be seen on The Green’s YouTube channel. Speaking to the importance of family, strengthening relationships, and overcoming adversities, The Green’s writing has consistently drawn in fans all over the world. 

The Green will be hitting their Step Out Winter Tour, with Mike Love on select shows, early 2024. The tour will be a West Coast to East Coast run, touching on markets the band hasn’t visited in years, with a renewed energy and even a few brand new tunes!

August 2024
August 31, 2024 8:00 PM
August 31, 2024 11:00 PM
Aug 31, 2024
You Should Be Dancing - A Tribute to the Bee Gees
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YOU SHOULD BE DANCING - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES

September 2024
September 14, 2024 8:00 PM
Sep 14, 2024
Army of Freshmen - 25 Year Anniversary
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ARMY OF FRESHMEN - 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

with Special Guest NERF HERDER

September 2024
September 21, 2024 8:00 PM
Sep 21, 2024
Julian Lage - Speak To Me Tour | Fully Seated
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JULIAN LAGE - SPEAK TO ME TOUR

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category of improvising musicians" (New Yorker), Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. The California-born New York-based musician boasts a prolific resume on his own accord in addition to collaborating with Gary Burton and John Zorn, as well as duo projects with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge and Fred Hersch, among others.

September 2024
September 28, 2024 8:15 PM
September 29, 2024 12:00 AM
Sep 28, 2024
Ziggy Alberts
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ZIGGY ALBERTS

with GARRETT KATO

October 2024
October 4, 2024 9:00 PM
Oct 4, 2024
Céu
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CÉU

with PAUL BEAUBRUN

In 2007, Céu debuted her self-titled album, becoming one of the select Brazilian artists nominated for an American Grammy in the World Music category. This groundbreaking album soared to the top of Billboard’s “Heatseeker” and “World Music” charts, also reaching an impressive number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100. Notably, it marked the highest chart position achieved by a Brazilian artist in the U.S. since Astrud Gilberto's "Girl From Ipanema" in 1963.

With six albums to her credit, Céu has repeatedly claimed the number one spot on both the US and Canadian iTunes’ world music charts. Her remarkable achievements include eight Latin Grammy nominations and three wins, notably for her albums Tropix (2017) and Apka! (2020). In 2020, her last two albums dominated airwaves, becoming the most played records on over 200 college and community radio stations across the United States and Canada, within the Latin Music and World Music categories, according to the NACC charts.

Céu's music has transcended borders, captivating audiences on five continents at prestigious festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival (CA), North Sea Jazz (NL), Coachella (USA), Roskilde (DK), Rock in Rio (BRA), and Lollapalooza (BRA). Notable performances include memorable appearances in Havana (Cuba) and Beirut (Lebanon). Renowned for her collaborations with both Brazilian and international artists like Duran Duran, Herbie Hancock, Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, and Emicida, Céu stands among the few Brazilian artists to grace the stage of BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland. Her albums and live performances regularly earn accolades, garnering placements on esteemed publications' Best World Music lists worldwide, including The New York Times, Billboard, The Guardian, Mojo Magazine, Wired, Sunday Times, Les Inrockuptibles, Telerama, O Globo, and Folha de S. Paulo.

Continuing to enchant audiences in her native Brazil and touring worldwide, Céu is widely regarded as one of the most influential Brazilian artists of her generation.

Paul Beaubrun -

A scion of Haitian musical royalty, Paul has spent his life living to the beat. Son of the Grammy nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, his earliest memories are of rhythm and sound. Moving to New York as a youth he was inspired by his heritage to begin crafting a sound all his own. Constantly aware of his roots, the struggle of an immigrant and the drive of New York life, Paul began to create a path where music, activism and history meet.

A unique and transfixing sound he calls 'Roots/Blues,' Paul weaves his impeccable guitar skills, rich, vocals, musical ingenuity and cultural history together; all while performing a smooth melange of both English, French and Creole (the native tongue of his Haitian roots).

Paul has played alongside some of the world's best artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Arcade Fire, Jackson Browne and Bob Weir. Worldwide performances include venues such as The Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall in NYC, Massey Hall in Toronto, The Ryman Theatre in Nashville, The House of Blues in Chicago, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Festival Internationale Nuits d'Afrique in Montreal, Le Trianon in Paris, The Paleo Festival in Switzerland, No Siesta Fiesta in Norway. These continued accomplishments make him one of the few artists coming out of Haiti to garner worldwide success.

Paul has joined forces with Artists for Peace and Justice, and become an integral part of their organization. He also continues to be an active member and perform at their many events in the USA and Canada. This allows Paul to do what he loves; play music while also furthering awareness of Haitian art, culture and promoting the incredible talent of Haiti's youth.

Paul's album titled 'Vilnerab,' released in 2015, soared directly to #1 on itunes in the World Music category, receiving rave reviews. In 2016, he was nominated for a Dora Award by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts for 'Outstanding Sound Design/Composition' in the production of Espwa/Espoir. Paul released "Ayibobo" in May of 2018 on Ropeadope Records, this albums sees Paul's evolution of sound into Rock/Roots/Blues music. In 2020 he released "Rasanbleman" on Ropeadope records, a live album and documentary including many different featuring artists from Haiti.

He is also part of "Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol. 1," a collaborative album project including other songwriters Jackson Browne, Habib Koité, Jenny Lewis, Raúl Rodríguez, Jonathan Russell, and Jonathan Wilson, with members of the Haitian roots band Lakou Mizik released in 2020.

Paul is currently on a world tour with Arcade Fire as a member of the band and has appeared recently with the band on SNL, The Tonight Show and at festivals globally.

October 2024
October 5, 2024 7:00 PM
Oct 5, 2024
Citizen Soldier 'Thank You For Hating Me' Tour
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CITIZEN SOLDIER

with Special Guests ICON FOR HIRE and HALOCENE

Citizen Soldier was born in 2016 when frontman Jake Segura penned the lyrics to “Let It Burn” from a psychiatric hospital. Now practicing as a clinical therapist, he implements intensely emotional lyrical themes on mental health into their music. The band presents an accessible message that combats stigmatization and provides a group therapy dynamic. 

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Segura is joined by guitarists Matt Duffney and Kooper Hanosky, bassist/keys Wonitta, and drummer Kyle Persell.

October 2024
October 11, 2024 8:00 PM
Oct 11, 2024
The Mother Hips
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THE MOTHER HIPS

Founded nearly 30 years ago, The Mother Hips caught their first big break before they’d even finished college, when legendary producer Rick Rubin signed the band to his American Recordings label. In the decades to come, the group would go on to release ten critically acclaimed studio albums and cement themselves as architects of a new breed of California rock and soul, one equally informed by the breezy harmonies of the Beach Boys, the funky roots of The Band, and the psychedelic Americana of Buffalo Springfield. Praised by Rolling Stone as “divinely inspired” and hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “one of the Bay Area’s most beloved live outfits,” the group’s headline and festival performances have become the stuff of legend, earning them slots everywhere from High Sierra to Outside Lands alongside dates with the likes of Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, and The Black Crowes.

Written and recorded through the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, the band’s new album, Glowing Lantern, is a work of great comfort and companionship, even as it grapples with the deep anxiety of these profoundly uncertain times. The songs are weighty, abstract ruminations wrapped in unflagging optimism, bittersweet streams of consciousness delivered with a palpable sense of camaraderie and brotherhood. Glowing Lantern is as collaborative a record as the band has ever made, and it’s impossible not to feel the joy and gratitude radiating out of it like a beacon in the night.

October 2024
October 13, 2024 8:00 PM
Oct 13, 2024
Mike Love & The Full Circle
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MIKE LOVE & THE FULL CIRCLE

October 2024
October 19, 2024 9:00 PM
Oct 19, 2024
LA LOM
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LA LOM

The Los Angeles League of Musicians, LA LOM, are an instrumental trio formed in Los Angeles in 2021. They blend the sounds of Cumbia Sonidera, 60’s soul ballads and classic romantic boleros that emanate from radios, backyard parties and dance clubs of Los Angeles with the twang of Peruvian Chicha and Bakersfield Country.

October 2024
October 23, 2024 8:00 PM
Oct 23, 2024
Girl Ultra
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GIRL ULTRA

with SANJE and SHAO

November 2024
November 10, 2024 7:30 PM
Nov 10, 2024
The Record Company
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THE RECORD COMPANY

When The Record Company pick up their instruments, the members—Chris Vos [guitar, lead vocals, harmonica], Alex Stiff [bass, backing vocals], and Marc Cazorla [drums, backing vocals]—participate in a musical back-and-forth akin to a formative and supportive conversation among siblings. The nuances of their personalities seep through loose, bluesy guitar leads, airtight drum grooves, thick bass, and vividly evocative lyrics. With such fluidity, the musicians respond to one another so instinctually you’d swear they were telepathically linked. However, there’s no such superpower necessary when you’ve got the closest thing to a brotherhood that three musicians unrelated by blood can share… 

The GRAMMY® Award-nominated trio only amplify the power of this bond on their fourth full-length offering and 2023 debut for Round Hill Records.

“We know each other’s personalities on the instruments, so we reconnected with one another and really found that brotherhood again,” explains Chris. “It's always been there, but we got back into a room where it was like a circle of stone. We’re creating something that will go out into the world. We all stand behind it equally, and we’re willing to put our lives and love into it. When you put your career, your future, and your art into another person’s hands and you know they’re doing the same for you, there’s a different level of trust. That’s been our secret since day one. When it’s challenging, we’re all trying to figure out the challenge. When it’s good, we’re all experiencing it together.”

They’ve experienced everything as a family since forming back in 2011. Along the way, they served up a tested-and-proven epic in the form of their 2016 debut, Give It Back To You. The release earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Contemporary Blues Album” and spawned “Off The Ground,” which reached #1 at AAA Radio and tallied nearly 40 million total streams and counting. Beyond a string of stunning late-night television appearances, they performed on CBS This Morning, at Bonnaroo, and on an extensive tour with John Mayer in addition to headlining coast-to-coast. They maintained this momentum with All Of This Life [2018] and Play Loud [2021]. On top of praise from American Songwriter, Classic Rock, and more, NPR hailed the latter as “the band’s biggest and most dynamic record to date.

In 2021, the guys hunkered down and commenced creating what would become their fourth LP. Working out of an intimate home studio in Beachwood Canyon, they wrote, recorded, and self-produced the music. Outside of cutting drums at the legendary Sunset Sound, it proved to be a homegrown affair through and through. 

“We got back to our old perspective, which is to trust the idea, get out of the way, make something, listen, and respond to it,” affirms Chris. 

Alex elaborates, “We decided to record the organic thing that got us really excited to play music as a band in the first place. That was the general theme of this record. Keep it as close to a three-piece sound as possible. Keep the music raw. It’s a return to form in a way, but we’re still growing.”

“We’ve been doing this for a while,” adds Marc. “As long as we sound like us, we can be proud of it. It’s not going to be for everybody, but we’ve never been prouder of what we’re doing.”

The Record Company kicks off their next era with the single “Dance On Mondays.” Guitar cries through a hypnotically hummable bassline and head-nodding beat. Meanwhile, a chantable hook instantly takes hold with grit and gusto as Chris affirms, “I don’t dance on Mondays.”

“Somebody asked me to go see a band on a Monday night, and I just said, ‘I don’t dance on Mondays’,” Alex recalls. “I wrote it down in my phone. The phrase signifies, ‘I’m taking my life back, and I’m not going to dance for anybody’. It goes back to where we are as a band and us being The Record Company.”

Then, there’s “Talk To Me.” Bass practically dances atop a simmering groove punctuated by tambourine before guitar kicks back in as Chris urges, “So, why don’t you talk to me?” Marc goes on, “It reminds me of one of those rare Blue Note groove records with a chill vibe.”

Launching into toe-tapping bounce, harmonica wails on “Darkest Days” as the stomp and 12-string guitar underline a soulful vocal. “Highway Lady” shines with a Laurel Canyon meditation in the glow of swooning slide guitar.

“We wanted to make music you could listen to “Highway Lady” on a road trip in the car with the city’s lights behind you,” Alex says. “This song had this big vibe of feeling good both musically and spiritually.”

“Lyrically, it’s my favorite,” adds Marc. “It could be about so many different things. I moved into this house with a little pool, which I’d always wanted in Southern California. When it’s hot as shit out, you naturally develop all of these new friends during the summer. You make a pool playlist, and I wanted one of our tunes to be a contender. To me, this is one.”

In the end, The Record Company  are stronger than ever as a band and, more importantly, as brothers.

“I’d love for people to hear this record and feel like they’re in the house with us making it,” Alex leaves off. “I want them to feel like they’re part of this unpolished and homemade thing, because that’s what we were trying to get back to.”

“We’re a trio, and that’s the completion of this circle,” Marc concludes. “The fourth member of this group is the space between us. We embrace that space as part of the raw element. That’s what we explored on this album, and it’s beautiful. We can’t wait to bring it on the road.”

November 2024
November 22, 2024 7:30 PM
Nov 22, 2024
The Expendables with Sitting On Stacy
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THE EXPENDABLES

with SITTING ON STACY

The Expendables have proven anything but in their nearly 25-year career since starting out as a  spirited party band in high school performing surf-rock covers for birthdays and family  gatherings. A quarter-century later, elementary school buddies Raul Bianchi, Adam Peterson and  Geoff Weers, along with bassist Ryan DeMars, who joined in 2000, have forged a unique sound  born in the laid-back beach life in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. The Expendables’  infectious hybrid of ska, surf-rock, punk, reggae and metal can be heard in their latest streaming  track, “Surfman Cometh,” a spaghetti-western meets “Pipeline” twang that could easily form the  soundtrack to the latest Quentin Tarantino film. The song is the first release from the group’s new  and improved Band Room, their longtime rehearsal space in a 1,100 square foot warehouse and  former wine cellar on Coral Street, where Adam Patterson took charge of the final mix to great  effect. The band’s previous studio album of original material, 2015’s Sand in the Sky, was  followed by The Expendables’ second release featuring acoustic reworkings of past material,  Gone Raw, 2019’s follow-up to 2012’s Gone Soft. The Expendables continue woodshedding  until they can get back out on the road. Their 2017 Moment EP, which debuted at #1 on the  Billboard Reggae chart, showed the band starting to move into different musical directions, a set  featuring collaborations with reggae crooner HIRIE, rapper Tech N9ne, Eric Rachmany, and  Micah Peuschel

December 2024
December 14, 2024 7:00 PM
Dec 14, 2024
The Slackers + Special Guest TBA
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THE SLACKERS 

with THE BANDULUS + SPECIAL GUEST TBA

For 33 years, the NYC-based and critically acclaimed Slackers have been touring the world with their blend of Ska, Reggae, and Soul.

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 Slackers have been called ‘the Sound of New York’ by the New York Times. They were described by Brooklyn Vegan as a “clean mix of Ska, Reggae, and Soul that gets dirtied up by Vic Ruggiero’s tough New York accent.’ 

In April 2022, The Slackers released a new album, “Dont Let The Sunlight Fool Ya” (Pirates Press) which quickly shot to the top of the US Billboard charts.  The first time that a Slackers’ album has charted!  Ironically after 30 years as a band, they qualified as a Billboard  ‘new artist!’ The Washington Post noted that the Slackers  “remain at the top of their game.”  

The chart topping sales of “Dont Let The Sunlight Fool Ya” capped a 2 year comeback of the Slackers.  When Covid stopped live shows in 2020, the Slackers pivoted to livestreams and made 5 full band concerts that were broadcast internationally to an audience of thousands.  After the streams, they stayed in the studio and recorded the tunes that became ‘Dont Let the Sunlight Fool Ya.’

The Slackers capped this comeback with a series of frenetic tours in 2022 and 2023.  They played everything from clubs to festivals in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Brazil.  

In 2024, they are currently booking 90 shows. They are also currently working on a 20th anniversary reissue of their classic album, ‘Close My Eyes’ for September and on a new single of original music for October. 

Official Website: www.theslackers.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/theslackers
Instagram: @theslackersband

Listen to the Slackers on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/02YdqekgXBbl7t1N59tVh3