Movin' on up like George and Weezy..... Chi-town's own The Heard was tapped to open for the midwest leg of Slightly Stoopid's national tour. Catch 'em at Congress Theater TONIGHT. ChiIL Live Shows will be there...will YOU?! Get there early at 8pm sharp and catch The Heard. You'll be glad you did. We'll be shooting sweet pit photos for you, so check back for our recap soon. But you'll feel more than slightly stupid if you're 17+ and miss this one. Two words... stealth groove!
Silver Wrapper, React & Congress Present
Silver Wrapper & React Present: SLIGHTLY STOOPID with TRIBAL SEEDS and THE HEARD
Tribal Seeds, The Heard
Sat, March 9, 2013
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$25.00 - $30.00
This event is 17 and over
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 illustrates 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.
Illustrating the perfect underground success story, 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. They 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. The buzz surrounding the group continues to increase with each successive release; their album catalog sales have topped the 800,000 mark under their own record label, Stoopid Records, and the group continues to play sold-out shows at the most prestigious concert venues around the world. In addition to that, their annual summer amphitheatre tours consistently rank in Pollstar’s top concert tours of the year.
The Slightly Stoopid story can be traced to Ocean Beach, California, when childhood chums Miles and Kyle formed the group in 1995, mixing rock, reggae, and punk sounds into one smooth stylistic cocktail. Soon after, late/great Sublime front man Brad Nowell gained interest in the group, and signed them to his Skunk Records label – while the band members were still in high school. After a pair of successful releases (Slightly Stoopid and The Longest Barrel Ride), the group began releasing on their own label, Stoopid Records, beginning with 2001’s Acoustic Roots: Live and Direct (a 40-minute acoustic set, captured live at San Diego 's Rock 105.3 radio station). They then went on to release Everything You Need (selling more than 250,000 copies) Closer To The Sun, Winter Tour '05-'06, their first-ever DVD Live in San Diego, Chronchitis (debuted at #48 on the Billboard 100 and #2 on the indie charts), and their latest Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid (B sides + new material).
Seemingly always on the move, there appears to be no slowing down in sight for Slightly Stoopid, and according to Miles, that’s precisely what fuels the group’s creativity. “For us, the most important thing in the future, we just want to stay busy and always playing music – whether creating, touring, or just sitting on your couch and jamming. I think we’ll always be recording. And just have fun – without the fun part, it ain’t worth it.”
From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have
become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused
with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven
Rene Jacobo [lyrics, lead vocals, rhythm guitar] and Tony-Ray Jacobo [producer,
keyboard player], Tribal Seeds now boats six members, including: Tony Navarro
[lead guitar], Carlos Verdugo [drums], Jose Rodriguez [keys, percussion], and
Victor Navarro [bass].
Tribal Seeds' unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to
the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all
ages across the United States, and worldwide. The band's self titled debut
album, "Tribal Seeds" was released in 2008, and their second album "The
Harvest" was released in June of 2009. iTunes named both albums the "Best
Of" in the Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped
garner them the "Best World Music" title at the San Diego Music Awards in
2008, and "The Harvest," which contained fourteen new and original songs,
debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The tracks,
written and produced by Tribal Seeds, were recorded and mixed by Alan
Sanderson at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego, and mastered by
Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.
On July 19, 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled
"Soundwaves," which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.
The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on
tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher
Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States, and have also performed
in Mexico, Guam, Aruba, and Hawaii. They have shared the stage with artists
such as Dave Mathews Band, Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's
Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Matisyahu, Sublime with
Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Pepper, Collie Buddz, The
Wailers, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Gregory Issacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and
Native peoples from deep within the mesh of yo' boom box speakers, The Heard are a 6-piece instrumental horn-funk explosion. Our "soul" purpose is to educate you on the finer points of pocket. Inspired by breakdancers, brain enhancers, Dirty Bastards, New Masters, a James Brown "Get down!" and yo momma shaking that ass to Tower of Power records in the basement - this is Nu-Funk for the Nu-Millenium.
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