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The Slackers with the Debonaires!
The Slackers
The Debonaires
Friday, February 2nd
The Concert Lounge - Downtown Riverside
Riverside, CA
Ticket sales ended Feb 2, 2018 7:30 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
The Slackers are a classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. Their slow rise against the odds is a story of perseverance and a belief in their musical vision, what Vic likes to call, "Jamaican Rock N Roll."

21+ show.

Doors at 8pm.
- 21+ Show -
Music
The Slackers | 8:00 PM
The Slackers are a classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. Their slow rise against the odds is a story of perseverance and a belief in their musical vision, what Vic likes to call, "Jamaican Rock N Roll." While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican Ska/Reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music as an extension of the traditions of the United States. This band is equally appreciative of old Blues, Country, 60s Soul, Rock, and Rn'B as it is of Reggae, Rocksteady, Dub, and Ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters.

Smashing the stereotypes of "Ska" as happy, uptempo, and shallow music, the Slackers play with an aggressive edge and their songs veer in themes from the personal to the political. They can out jam any hippie band and outwrite most singer songwriters. From their 1996 release, Better Late Than Never through to 2010 with The Great Rocksteady Swindle, they have established themselves as America's premiere interpreters and innovators of Jamaican music and a pretty good rock band to boot. more >>>
The Debonaires | 8:00 PM
The Debonaires are back with their latest album, "Movin''", featuring 14 scorching tracks of Jamaican style Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae!! Drenched in soulful vocals, groovin rhythms, and blazing horn lines, this long awaited 4th album is giving their fans exactly what they've been waiting for!! With special guest vocalists Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers, and Chris Murray, this is sure to be an instant classic!!


The Debonaires are a dynamic group of musicians who pay tribute to the classic sounds of Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae through their unique renditions of these early styles. Established in 1995 in Riverside, Ca. The Debonaires, known for their exciting live performances, have taken several national tours, as well as multiple tours throughout the west coast and southwest, and have played The Victoria Ska Fest in Victoria, BC, Canada in '04 and '07 and 2013. They have had the honor of sharing the stage with many of the very Jamaican legends whose music inspired them to form, as well as contemporary favorites including The Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Laurel Aitken, Justin Hinds, Phyllis Dillon, The Specials, Easy Star All Stars, Fishbone, Hepcat, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, The Toasters, and Voodoo Glow Skulls, just to name a few. more >>>
Tickets
Early Bird
$10.00
General Admission
$18.00
Super Early Bird
$5.00
Event Schedule

The Slackers

Friday, February 2nd

The Debonaires

Friday, February 2nd