the slackers

The Slackers:

he Slackers, a six-piece ska and rock-steady band from New York, premiered a handful of songs Saturday night for a crowd of 55 packed into a Manhattan loft. Dubbed a “secret show,” the sold-out performance paired the group’s in-the-works singles with covers and requests.

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The Slackers: The Great Rocksteady Swindle

While one might pinpoint The Slackers' signature sound somewhere between the Jamaican essence of The Maytals and the English beat of The Specials, it would only prove futile to casually categorize this band. Since 1991 The Slackers have done more than marry ska's upbeat shuffle with its sluggish reggae counterpart. And they still possess the power to push even the biggest prude to dance in public.

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