Slightly Stoopid is ready to rock out.
Started in 1995 by Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty, Slightly Stoopid was discovered by Sublime front man Bradley Nowel. Even though they were still in high school, Bradley signed them to his label Skunk records. Over the years they have perfected the classic Reggae Rock sound while incorporating elements of punk, folk, metal and funk. They have recorded 10 albums, three of which are live albums.
Known for their fun loving energetic performances and crowd interaction, this band puts on a terrific live show. They have a raw sound that is bolstered by the eight members of the band, which includes a full horn section as well as several guitarists. Playing hits like “Wiseman” and “2 a.m.,” they weave in and out of different feels while incorporating rock, reggae, Dub and hip hop to create an original live sound. They also have been known to cover classic songs like “ I Know you Rider” and UB 40’s “I Would Do for You.”
Slightly Stoopid’s most critically acclaimed album came in 2005 with the release of Closer to the Sun. It featured a collaboration with renowned Reggae singer Barrington Levy. Using the notoriety gained by the album, they launched several international tours, solidifying their position as a respected touring band. Featuring classic tunes like the title track, “This Joint” and “Bandelero,” this album is truly a crowd pleaser. Slightly Stoopid have a great love and respect for their fan base that stems from the constant touring.
Slightly Stoopid has recorded and played alongside legendary musicians like the Dave Matthews Band, Bradley Nowel and Damian Marley. They were also asked by Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir to play for his home studio podcast show (an honor among jam oriented bands). Slightly Stoopid are a hearty band that has been touring rigorously for years playing at festivals like Coachella, Bonaroo and Hangout Music Festival, as well as putting on tour after tour of their own. The band also recently played their new single “Top of the World” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The openers for the show are local New Jersey band Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why and the band Passafire. The show will be held at the Wellmont Theater on 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. The show begins at 8 p.m., but doors open at 7 p.m. After the show there are some great places to grab a bite to eat. If you are looking for international food, Cuban Pete’s and Satish Palace Indian restaurant are perfect locations. If you are not quite in the mood for that there are more traditional restaurants like bistro 18, Raymond’s or you could always grab a slice of pizza. Whatever your taste buds are in the mood for, Montclair has the answer.
General admission tickets are $42 in advance. In the future, Bob Weir and Ratdog, as well as Cheap Trick are scheduled to perform at the Wellmont.
Slightly Stoopid is a promising and electrifying show for lovers of rock, reggae alike. With the fun, energy filled performance that they will knowingly provide it will be difficult not to have a great time rocking out. Do not miss out on this awesome experience! For more information about the band, please visit www.slightlystoopid.com