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Slightly Stoopid announced the Closer To The Sun 2019 lineup for their all-inclusive destination event in Mexico.
Slightly Stoopid’s 28-date “How I Spent My Summer Vacation 2019” tour also features Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds and HIRIE.
Celebrate saxophonist Karl Denson’s birthday today by watching video footage of live performances of Grateful Dead songs with members of the legendary band.
Slightly Stoopid will embark on the Just Passing Through Fall Tour 2018 Tour in November.
Check out contributor Geoff Clowes’ photos from Slightly Stoopid’s recent sold-out show in Boca Raton as part of the band’s School’s Out For Summer Tour.
Release Day Picks this week highlight new albums by Slightly Stoopid, The National, Dirty Projectors, The Suffers, Love Canon and Grateful Dead.
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Latest Slightly Stoopid Setlist
Slightly Stoopid at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
- Wicked Rebel
- Fat Spliffs
- Hold It Down
- No One's Gonna Stop Us Now (Nobody Knows)
- Devil's Door
- Stay The Same (Prayer for You)
- You Don't Know How It Feels
- The Fire Down Below
- 2 AM/Ganja Farm ft. Marlon Asher
- Too Little Too Late
- Anywhere I Go
- Zeplike / Closer to the Sun
About Slightly Stoopid
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!
Umphrey’s McGee delivered a massive bust out of “Rising Bird” for the first time in over 16 years during a VIP set at their Georgia Theatre three-night closer in Athens.
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit continued their Ryman Residency in Nashville on Saturday where they debuted a cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping.”
Bon Iver’s appearance on ‘CBS This Morning’ featured an interview with the band as well as video of songs off their 2019 album ‘i,i’ and more from their recent show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Steely Dan delivered the first “Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)” in 45 years during the third outing of their five-night residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Trey Anastasio offered up a solo acoustic debut of “Sanity” and more during his concert at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Friday night.