The Defending Champions, Tropic Vibez, Skunk Daze, Stereo Jo
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
The Slackers are a classic American band that is equal parts grit and grace. Their slow rise against the odds is a story of perseverance and a belief in their musical vision, what Vic likes to call, "Jamaican Rock N Roll." While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican Ska/Reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music as an extension of the traditions of the United States. This band is equally appreciative of old Blues, Country, 60s Soul, Rock, and Rn'B as it is of Reggae, Rocksteady, Dub, and Ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters.
Smashing the stereotypes of "Ska" as happy, uptempo, and shallow music, the Slackers play with an aggressive edge and their songs veer in themes from the personal to the political. They can out jam any hippie band and outwrite most singer songwriters. From their 1996 release, Better Late Than Never through to 2010 with The Great Rocksteady Swindle, they have established themselves as America's premiere interpreters and innovators of Jamaican music and a pretty good rock band to boot.
The Defending Champions
We're a 7-piece powerhouse that can't be summed up with one genre....some like to say we're a tasty mix of rock/reggae/ska/funk/soul
We play music intended for the mobilization of the human. So check out our shows, put on your dancing shoes (or take your uncomfortable ones off) and set forth in making your mediocre evening a deluxe affair.
Tropic Vibez is a NJ/NY based reggae hop band. Through our music, we combine influences of Jamaican dancehall and reggae with modern Cali Roots, to bring you a music experience like no other. Some of those influences include Buju Banton, Don Carlos, Sublime, and Slightly Stoopid. Check out the music, feel the Tropic Vibe.
Skunk Daze was formed in 2011, for the sole purpose of making dirty, grimy, rock n roll. The sweet beats of VonBang specifically designed to get the everyday man, woman, child, cretin, and scum sucker through the tiring daily struggle. With the mix matched styles of the ever so crispy hammer bass lines of Arch, to the stoner metal grind of Wood's guitar, and Price's off the wall lyrics dirty enough to fill a New Jersey brand used rubber, the SKUNK will undoubtedly have you begging for more. This is real life, this is music, and this is Skunk Daze. Have you had you daily recommended dose of Skunk today?
Mixing funk and groove rock to re-energize your soul with our feel good music!
Stereo Jo has been active in the New Jersey original music scene since 2015. Defined by dynamic beats, melodic bass, vocal harmonies, and groovy guitar solos, Stereo Jo is extremely energetic and upbeat. They are becoming known for their improvisational abilities -- as well as wild stage antics.
$22 in advance, $25 cash at the door.
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.