The Slackers (photo by Ben Minehart)
Kevin Seconds: ...Speaking of tours... have you been here and there doing any other touring solo wise with Shanti?The Slackers are hitting the road in December including two shows in their hometown of Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on Dec 18th and Dec 19th. Tickets are on sale for their 12/18 show with The Alrighters, Red Baraat, & 100 dBs, and for their 12/19 show with R-tronika, THE HARD TIMES, & 100 dBs.
Greg Attonito: Yeah. Shanti, Vic [Ruggiero] from The Slackers... It was a total blast. We ended up just doing a whole bunch of stuff together.
Kevin Seconds: Vic's phenomenal. (Laughs). It's like, I got to know him a little bit last year when we went out on the East Coast and we did some gigs together. I was completely blown away by his ability to pull it off musically and the kind of guy he is... I haven't been inspired like on a musical or an art level in a long time. He was just... wow, this guy is really living.
The Slackers recently dropped a new disc entitled Lost & Found:
Lost & Found is a cd that I culled from our archives going back as far 1998. It includes rarities from back in the day, alternative versions of slacker's classics, and "new" songs that we just finished from basic rhythms that were not completed (it took 5 years for us to finish one of these tracks...that's slackin!)The band has also released live recordings from both it's recent show at Bowery Ballroom in September, and their boat cruise this past summer. Pick up those and Lost & Found here.
So yeah, its a fun cd, new and old at the same time. But its all tracks that havent seen the light of day until right now!
Full tour dates and some videos are below....
The Slackers - "Married Girl"
The Slackers - Live in Ljubljana
THE SLACKERS - 2009, 2010 TOUR DATES
Dec 3 2009 White Rabbit San Antonio
Dec 4 2009 Flamingo Cantina Austin
Dec 5 2009 Flamingo Cantina Austin
Dec 6 2009 Numbers Houston
Dec 8 2009 One Eyed Jack's New Orleans
Dec 9 2009 Engine Room Tallahassee
Dec 10 2009 Crow Bar Tampa
Dec 11 2009 Churchill's Miami
Dec 12 2009 The Social Orlando
Dec 18 2009 new KNITTING FACTORY Brooklyn
Dec 19 2009 new KNITTING FACTORY Brooklyn
Dec 20 2009 Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 19 2010 Logos Fukuoka
Mar 20 2010 Sunsui Osaka
Mar 21 2010 Club UpSet Nagoya
Mar 22 2010 Loft Tokyo
May 7 2010 Metropolis Bristol
May 8 2010 Islington 02 Academy London
May 9 2010 Engine Room Brighton
May 10 2010 Trillians Newcastle
May 11 2010 Moho Live Manchester
May 12 2010 Maze Nottingham
May 13 2010 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
May 15 2010 Werkstatt Koln
May 21 2010 Hafenklang Hamburg
May 22 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam
May 23 2010 Bolwerk Sneek