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Fall Touring! Vinyl Reissues! plus Brooklyn Rocksteady Comp coming soon!

By dave

Hi everybody,
How are you doing? First off, I just want to say thanks to everyone who came out to our summer boat shows and to the European Slackers' Strike Back tour. We had a lot of fun playing for you guys this summer.

Coming up this fall, we are trying to get caught up with a lot of American touring. We are playing a quick weekend in the midwest and then going down south to Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

We also want to thank everyone who supported the Asbestos Records Kickstarter for the vinyl of International War Criminal (2004 original release). This will be the first time that those recordings will be released on Vinyl. We should have some with us on tour in the next month or so.

You heard it here first. But there should be a vinyl re-issue of the Question out by end of the year too! This will be coming out on Whatevski records! (Yes, the same www.whatevski.org who puts out lots of Slackers' downloads.)

Also coming out soon is the 'Brooklyn Rocksteady' compilation which will feature the Slackers' playing a version of the reggae classic, 'The Wicked Must Survive.' This will available in various formats on www.whatevski.org as well.

And yes, I know we have been doing lots of covers recently, but if you have come to one of our shows recently, you might have heard one of the new original songs we have been working on. We currently have 3 of them in rotation in the set list and there should be more to come over the next few months.

Another upcoming project that I was just reading the rough draft of, is a Slackers lyrics book. This book is going to be available in paperback, hard cover, and electronic formats.

Finally, yes, we have been getting your emails from the places we have been missing on tour. We will be trying to get out to the southeast, midwest, pacific northwest, and Canada in the first half of 2013. Keep your eyes out for upcoming dates.

take care,


By dave

Hey everybody,

so its getting warm outside and that means its time for the Slackers to play boat shows and festivals!

We start out with a California weekend, Santa Barbara, the Ink N Iron Festival, and the San Diego.

Then its time for the Slackers annual NYC booze cruise....but this year its 2 nights!!! June 22 and June 23. Go to www.rocksoff.com and get your tix in advance. The boat is a little smaller than in previous years so it will fill up quickly!

Then coming up in July we have our Boston Booze Cruise plus a show in Washington DC.

We finish out the summer playing several festivals in UK (plus Slovenia & Belgium) as well as club dates in UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany, and France.

If you look further down the line you will see we have a bunch of American dates planned for September/October.

We have begun working on a whole new batch of tunes, some of which we have started playing out at shows.

We have a new song, a cover of 'the Wicked Must Survive' coming out on the forthcoming 'Brooklyn Rocksteady' compilation.

We will be releasing a new USB this year, a follow up to 'before there was hellcat' USB 1991-1996. It will cover 1996-2000, the period of Red Light the Question, and Live At Ernesto's. It will include all 5 hrs of music from the 2 days at Ernesto's that we made the original recordings from.

Speaking of the Question, there is a rumor that the long out of print vinyl of the Question might finally see the light of day!

Well, let's hope it comes to pass, and in the meantime, see you guys out there!


By dave

So after a little break the Slackers are back into action!
First, Slackers are doing east coast tour dates through march!

March 23 - Hamden, Ct - The Space
March 24 - Boston, MA - Middle East
March 25 - Portland, Me - Port City Music Hall
March 30 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
March 31 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells - (is SOLD OUT!....sorry!)

Then coming up next is Europe! Belgium, Holland, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Swiss, and Denmark. We will be over there for most of april into the beginning of may.

We will have a bunch of new music with us. We will have the Slackers' new Radio album in cd and vinyl while supplies last. We will also have the new Slackers' Before There Was Hellcat USB plus we will have several 45rpm vinyl.

If you dont have a chance to pick up, 'the Radio' at the shows, you can pick it up through www.whatevski.org in North American and through www.moanin.de in Europe.


By vic

Arms Aloft Social & Musical Roadshow:
March 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Balcony @ Trocadero
March 21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
March 22 New York, NY @ Pianos
March 26 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage

The Radio Is Now Available For Purchase

By dave

Hi everybody,
"THE RADIO", the Slackers latest release is now available for direct purchase! You can digitally download it at whatevski.org

You can order vinyl & cds at the whatevski store on ebay.

You should shortly also be able to order it at www.interpunk.com

In Europe you can get the Radio on Moanin Records and order it online at
Hope you enjoy it!

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