It’s been a reggae sort of summer in Lake Tahoe, and the vibe continues tonight when Slightly Stoopid brings its “Everything Is Awesome” tour to Harveys Outdoor Arena with opening bands Dirty Heads and Stick Figure.
Slightly Stoopid was formed in Ocean Beach, California, in 1994 by high school buddies Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. The band released its latest album, “Meanwhile… Back at the Lab” on June 30 on its Stoopid Records label. It hit No. 3 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, No. 3 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart and No. 5 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart.
Also, Stoopid’s new music VIDEO, featuring never-before-seen footage of Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, debuted on Entertainment Weekly’s website. Nowell, who died in 1996, gave Slightly Stoopid an early break when he signed the group to his Skunk Records label when members were still in high school.
“Everything Is Awesome … is turning out to be a must-see and most fun show of the summer,” publicist Shaunelle Watson said.
“Meanwhile … Back at the Lab” features mellow So-Cal styled reggae-rock but also adds a blast from the past with Stoopid returning to its early punk roots with an in-your-face track titled “Fuck You.”
Dirty Heads, opening Thursday’s show along with Stick Figure, also hails from Southern California and plays laid-back reggae-rock. It was formed in 1996 in Orange County by another pair of high school friends, Jared “Dirty J” Watson and Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell.
Stick Figure also has found a home in So-Cal, although its frontman Scott Woodruff was based in Massachusetts until 2009. Stick Figure has released five albums and has appeared with reggae groups such as Rebelution, The Green, Passafire, Tribal Seeds and the Expendables.
This summer’s reggae splash began in June with the third-annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, held this year at Hard Rock’s inaugural outdoor-arena show, and continued in July when Tahoe-based Lavish Green celebrated its 20th anniversary at the casino’s Vinyl concert hall, and Ziggy Marley joined Trombone Shorty onstage at Harveys Outdoor Arena.
Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Stick Figure are in Tahoe onstage at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Harveys Outdoor Arena in Stateline. All tickets are $37 for the general admission show at www.ticketmaster.com or www.apeconcerts.com.
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