Last Gang In Town present THE SLACKERS + The Karma Party Sun 3rd Nov
LAST GANG IN TOWN present...
THE SLACKERS - The Slackers have been spreading their gospel of "Jamaican Rock N Roll" for 22 years now. While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican ska/reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters, they play it with a decidedly American accent. Influenced by Blues, Country, 60s Soul, Rock, Ska, Rocksteady and Dub, the Slackers smash the stereotypes of ska.
From their 1996 release, Better Late Than Never through to 2010 with The Great Rocksteady Swindle (released on Hellcat Records) they have established themselves as America's premiere interpreters and innovators of Jamaican music and a damn good rock band.
Playing with an aggressive edge their songs veer from the personal to the political. The NY Times declared the Slackers to be part of "the sound of New York", a mantle they haven't given up since. The LA Weekly wrote about, "their unfettered energy, unerring skankability, and playful anger."
THE KARMA PARTY - The Karma Party have come to make their mark on this tiny island as a thorn in the side of the establishment. They are outsiders, firm proponents of “punk-step” – an innovative, punchy sound incorporating punk, hardcore, darkstep and dub elements with fast, melodic guitars and electronica, peppered with rapid-fire destructive lyrics that explode into social consciousness.
LAST GANG DJs - Ska / Reggae
Sunday 3rd November
|The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
£12 advance / £14 door
For further info email lastgangintownuk|yahoo.co.uk