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The Slackers + Rat King Cole

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Flamingo Cantina

515 East 6th Street

Austin, TX 78701

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The Slackers + Rat King Cole - A night of Ska, Reggae and Soul!

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Doors 9 p.m.

Ska/jazz outfit from San Antonio, Rat King Cole opens the show.

Ticket sales stop day of show at 6 p.m. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for cash only.

For more than 28 years, the NYC-based and critically acclaimed Slackers have been touring the world with their blend of Ska, Reggae, and Soul.

Since the early 1990s, the Slackers have released fifteen records and countless singles while their live performances feed their fans with their energetic sets of ecstatic music. And the press agrees: Modern Vinyl says “For some bands, hitting 25 years together seems light years away. For The Slackers, it’s a cause for celebration. The band is deeply rooted within the ska movement, while their “Jamaican Rock n’ Roll” sound sets them apart from many bands today.

Other press state that the Slackers are “the best ska band in the world” (Rude International), “the pick of the US crop” (Metal Hammer), “the sound of New York’ (New York Times), “is about as close to perfect as it gets” (Ink 19), and “one of the best bands in the United States” (axs.com).

Their festival performances have included Punk Rock Bowling, Fest Florida, Boomtown Fair, Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series, Rebellion Fest, Summerjam, Mighty Sounds, Ruhrpott Rodeo, Shamballa, Pouzza Fest, Montreal Jazz Festival, Austin Reggae Fest, Dour Fest, Lowlands, and many others.

Their headline dates in 2018 included venues such a sellout of the Regent in Los Angeles, a sellout of Slim’s in San Francisco, a 2 night sold out stand at the Horshoe Tavern in Toronto, a 3-night stand at Reggie’s in Chicago, and some 90 other shows.

Upcoming gigs include the ‘Big Slack Give Back’ free summer concert series, a 3 night stand at the Kingsland in Brooklyn, the Sierra Nevada Reggae Festival, and a 24 date tour of Europe. Looking to fill 30 more tour dates by the end of the year! See you there!

The band is currently touring behind their latest single, ‘Wrongful Suspicion’ on Badasonic Records.

Official Website: www.theslackers.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theslackers

Twitter: @theslackersband

Instagram: @theslackersband

Rat King Cole is an instrumental ska-jazz sextet featuring veteran ska musicians from bands such as The Toasters, The Pilfers, Spies Like Us, and more. https://www.facebook.com/RatKingCole/

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Austin, TX 78701

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