Upcoming Gigs with The Hard Times – The Slackers Holiday Show!

I have to admit, it’s a thrill to be participating in a annual event I used to travel from CT to see. The Slackers Holiday shows are like nothing else. There are special guests, songs they don’t play year round, and it’s just a very special vibe. The first time I went, they were joined on songs by members of Hepcat, The Pietasters, and The Stingers ATX. Last year they played a reggae version of Little Drummer Boy, their version of the Dreidel Song, and Santa Clause is coming to down in a very swing/ska style. Last year, Sammy from The Forthrights dressed up as Santa and gave out gifts while Vic, the keyboardist and songwriter for the Slackers, told stories. The list goes on…

This year, The Hard Times will be opening the first of their 2 nights at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory. I’m amped.

Slackers Holiday Shows Flier

NIGHT ONE
THE SLACKERS are joined by The Hard Times, R-Tronika and DJ 100 db’s.
Friday, December 18, 2009, $15, 8pm, 18+ w/ I.D.
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (@ Havemeyer), W’burg, Brooklyn, NY
L to LORIMER or G to METROPOLITAN
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NIGHT TWO
THE SLACKERS are joined by The Alrighters, Red Baraat and DJ 100 db’s.
Saturday, December 19, 2009, $15, 8pm, 18+ w/ I.D.
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave. (@ Havemeyer), W’burg, Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn Knitting Factory – Info and Tix

Additionally, The Hard Times are playing at Otto’s with The Equilibrians on Thursday, December 17th. Music starts at 9pm, no cover. This has been a monthly thing for a while and I hope it keeps going. It’s just a chill scene with great music and great people.

Otto's Flier 12.17.09

first up at 9pm is: Wolf and Leopard (agent jay’s new band)
10pm: The Equilibrians (NYC rocksteady/reggae)
11pm: The Hard Times (NYC instrumental early reggae)
Followed by Move Your Mule with selectors like agent jay, jah point, jonny metro, marvelous hagler, and bunny punch all spinning the hottest in ska through soul.

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