For more than 27 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
self-proclaimed “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
Their headline dates include venues such as a 3-night stand at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Slim’s in San Francisco, House of Blues in Anaheim, Irving Plaza in NYC, a 2 night stand at the Bell House in Brooklyn, 3-night stand at Reggie’s in Chicago, and a 3-night stand at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin.
The Doped Up Dollies are a 3 piece singing group not unlike the Surpremes. Founded by Big D and the Kids Table frontman David McWane in 2008.
The Doped Up Dollies' first recorded with Big D and the Kids Table on the 2009 release of 'Fluent in Stroll' - A first for the band; a style very different from any of their other previous records. Fluent in Stroll is a mixture of hop scotch, double dutch schoolyard rhymes, reggae, and soul. This style is known as Stroll, a genre invented by Big D and the Kids Table.
The Dollies were a staple addition to Big D's set on the Vans Warped tour in 2009 and a full US headlining tour later that year.
In December of 2009-January 2010, The Doped Up Dollies traveled across seas with Big D to the UK on a 3 week supporting tour for Reel Big Fish.
The Dollies continued to tour with Big D and the Kids Table until the summer of 2010 in support of bands like State Radio and Flogging Molly.
In 2011 The Doped Up Dollies appeared again on the release of Big D and the Kids Table's record 'For the Damned, the Dumb, and the Delirious." Holding down back up vocals to songs like " Stringers" and " Roxbury."
In October 2012 Big D and the Kids Table featured the Doped Up Dollies on a Booze Cruise in NYC playing "Fluent in Stroll" in its entirety.
June 11th 2013 Big D and the Kids Table set out to record a double release to appease the tastes of all of their fans by releasing a Ska- Punk style record called STOMP and a Stroll style record called-of course- STROLL. Stroll features the Dollies on almost all tracks and for the first time solo tracks! The song "What I Got" is for the first time, a Dollies only single. This album also for the first time offers TWO duets - The track "Tell Me Why" sings of a silly young love performed by Doped Up Dollies veteran, Sirae Richardson and David McWane. Mcwane also duets with singer, Brie Finn on the track 'Drink Me Down".
Future touring for the Doped Up Dollies and a possible solo record are being discussed as you read this!