Slightly Stoopid Announces 2011 Winter Tour & Annual 4/20 Show at L.A.’s Greek Theatre
Band Currently Recording 7th Studio Album
With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop: the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition, and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by mid-song. That’s where the band has come to reside, musically: deep in the pocket, that ever-elusive, funky trench where a band can entrance an audience, hypnotize it and hold on to it until the set or CD is finished. Built on a bedrock of nasty, oceanic slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms, Slightly Stoopid illustrate a case study in underground success, steeped in years of hard touring, an improvisational business model, and a creative process that continues to unwind and push the envelope of a new jam-based genre the band helped to create.
Slightly Stoopid’s dual front-men Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), created their own label, Stoopid Records, in the early 2000’s to avoid signing a record deal and keep their DIY work ethic and freedom away from music industry politics. The west coast sound pioneers later added musicians Ryan ‘RyMo’ Moran (Drums) and Oguer ‘OG’ Ocon (Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals) from the B Side Players, as well as C-Money (Trumpet, Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone) from John Browns Body; solidifying their on stage line up. Slightly Stoopid has built a large n’ loyal fan base, and has soared to one of the most successful independent artists of this decade. The buzz surrounding the group continues to increase with each successive release; their album catalog sales have topped the 700,000 mark and the group continues to fill the most prestigious concert venues around the world, and continues to create a legion of “Stoopidheads” in the process!
Just as Slightly Stoopid embarks on late winter tour that stretches from New York to Michigan (details below), today the band announces their annual 4/20 event.
Set to take place on Wednesday April 20, 2011 at Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre, Slightly Stoopid’s “420 At The Greek” show will help kick-off the Greek’s 80th anniversary celebration season. Joining Slightly Stoopid for this historic event will be none other than the legendary original Bad Brains and Jamaican dancehall icon Barrington Levy.
Slightly Stoopid has also recently announced plans for a number of high-profile spring festivals including the 9 Mile Music Festival on March 12 in Miami, FL; Hangout Music Festival on May 20 in Gulf Shores, AL; and Hookahville in Thornville, OH on May 29. More tour dates will be announced shortly including an extensive headlining summer tour.
When not on the road Slightly Stoopid has been hunkered down at the band’s headquarters in San Diego, hard at work on their seventh studio album. Just minutes from the surf and fully equipped with a half-pipe skate ramp, video game room and recording studio, it’s the perfect environment to spark the band’s creativity. Collaborating in the studio of late: G. Love, Cypress Hill, Don Carlos, Del the Funky Homosapien, Barrington Levy, Ian Neville, Collie Buddz and more. The album is expected late summer 2011.
Formed in 1995 in San Diego, CA’s Ocean Beach by childhood friends Miles Doughty (guitar, bass, vocals) and Kyle McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), Slightly Stoopid has become one of the most influential and progressive improvisational musical outfits on the tour circuit. The band has sold over 750,000 albums and now releases all material on Doughty and McDonald’s own record label, Stoopid Records.
“420 At The Greek” show details are as follows:
Wednesday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM)
w/ Bad Brains and Barrington Levy
2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles
Tickets $31 RESERVED $40.00 PIT / All Ages Welcome
Tickets on sale beginning 2/19 at 10 am PST
For more information call 323-665-5857 or visit www.greektheatrela.com
Slightly Stoopid’s 2011 Late Winter Tour Dates
Wed 02/16/11 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Thu 02/17/11 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Fri 02/18/11 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI
Sat 02/19/11 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
Sun 02/20/11 House Of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
Thu 02/24/11 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
Fri 02/25/11 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Sat 02/26/11 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
Sun 02/27/11 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
Tue 03/01/11 NorVa Norfolk, VA
Wed 03/02/11 Music Farm Charleston, SC
Thu 03/03/11 Floyd’s Music Store Tallahassee, FL
Fri 03/04/11 Jannus Live Saint Petersburg, FL
Sat 03/05/11 Plush Jacksonville, FL
Mon 03/07/11 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Sat 03/12/11 9 Mile Music Festival Miami, FL
Wed 04/20/11 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Fri 05/20 Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
Sun 05/29 Hookahville Thornville, OH
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