Slightly Stoopid Latest News!

Slightly Stoopid Latest News!

San Diego, California based reggae-jam band, Slightly Stoopid, is kicking off their 2013 musical year with the bright lights shining. Their winter tour with Marlon Asher begins on January 9th in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but the long-awaited debut of Slightly Stoopid’s TRI Studios Session from 2011 is set to debut!

There are plenty of electrifying excitement brewing from the Slightly Stoopid camp. The upcoming winter tour will hit “Ese Loco” nesting grounds along the fertile west coast. In the tour’s entirety, Slightly Stoopid and Marlon Asher will hit 14 cities across the southwest and pacific coast. Also, a special added feature for fans along the Pacific Coast, the highly acclaimed saxophonist and unofficial eighth member of Slightly Stoopid, Karl Denson, will be joining the tour beginning in Santa Cruz, CA. One western state that will not be featured on this particular tour will be Colorado. Strategically, Slightly Stoopid has not performed in the state of Colorado since the 2012 Unity Tour with 311 and SOJA. Somewhat reluctantly, fans will have to wait until April 20th for their next live encounter with Slightly Stoopid, but the 420 Hot Box at Red Rocks will be one of those once in a lifetime shows.

Although, one hidden gem that has been resting quietly, awaiting the moment in which to properly debut, the long awaited Slightly Stoopid & Friends: Live at Roberto’s TRI Studios will be premiering on the Palladia Network on Friday January 18th, 2013 at 9:00pm ET.

The Pier was fortunate to receive a sneak peak preview of the recording last spring, and when we spoke to Miles Doughty (singer/guitarist/bassist) of Slightly Stoopid, he explained his thoughts and reactions to performing with such an all-star lineup: “Looking back when you have an opportunity to play with those kinds of cats, all you have to do is show up! Everything else, just happens, it all comes together smoothly. Playing with Bob Weir, Karl Denson, Don Carlos, Ian and Ivan Neville and all the boys in Stoopid, it’s like the ultimate arsenal! It was like a dream come true! I always thought it would be kind of a cool way to tour like that, just because the band sounds so massive and everyone goes off on solos. We were all just having fun playing together! Musically, I thought it was really cool with all of the stuff that is going on in the songs, that aren’t usually there. It’s just a little butter on the toast!”

As of right now, there is no set in stone date for a physical release of Slightly Stoopid & Friends: Live at Roberto’s TRI Studios. However, in The Pier’s upcoming article highlighting 2013’s Most Anticipated Albums, we will go into more detail as to when to expect a release and of what material. Certainly, a live DVD is high on all devoted fans’ priority, since the band’s sound has become so profound since Slightly Stoopid added additional band members to their repertoire. Although as Miles Doughty discussed, Slightly Stoopid has tons of recorded and unreleased music to be heard!

“I mean, we have recorded a lot of songs,” Doughty said. “We tracked enough songs where we can keep releasing new albums, almost every six months if we wanted to. Now that we have our own studio, we have the ability to record whenever we want, but at the same time, we sit there sometimes and over analyze certain things and ideas we have. Just having that ability to have that at your disposal is great.”

With that statement in mind, and the subtle whispers of a heavy punk oriented album next in line, especially after the Top of the World album finale, “Intro to Organics”, there is always excitement billowing from everything Slightly Stoopid. Looks like all the readers will have to stay tuned for all the latest updates to come on The Pier to find out the rest!

For everything you need regarding Slightly Stoopid, follow the links below for more information and details.

Slightly Stoopid Tour Dates:
Jan 09 @ Sunshine Theater. Albuquerque, NM *
Jan 10 @ Orpheum Theater. Flagstaff, AZ *
Jan 11 @ Rialto Theatre. Tucson, AZ *
Jan 16 @ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA **
Jan 17 @ Ace of Spades. Sacramento, CA **
Jan 18 @ Senator Theatre. Chico, CA **
Jan 19 @ McDonald Theatre. Eugene, OR **
Jan 20 @ Crystal Ballroom. Portland, OR **
Jan 23 @ Commodore Ballroom. Vancouver, Canada **
Jan 24 @ Knitting Factory Concert House. Spokane, WA **
Jan 25 @ Midtown Ballroom. Bend, OR **
Jan 26 @ Mateel Community Center. Redway, CA **
Jan 27 @ McNear’s Mystic Theatre. Petaluma, CA **
Mar 06 @ Liberty Hall. Lawrence, KS ***
Mar 07 @ The Rave/Eagles Club. Milwaukee, WI ***
Mar 08 @ First Avenue. Minneapolis, MN ***
Mar 09 @ Congress Theater. Chicago, IL ***
Mar 10 @ Saint Andrew’s Hall. Detroit, MI ***
Mar 13 @ Madison Theater. Covington, KY ***
Mar 14 @ House of Blues. Cleveland, OH ***
Mar 15 @ STAGE AE. Pittsburgh, PA ***
Mar 17 @ Orbit Room. Grand Rapids, MI ***
Mar 21 @ The Klein. Bridgeport, CT ***
Mar 22 @ Hammerstein Ballroom. New York, NY ***
Mar 23 @ The NorVa. Norfolk, VA ***
Mar 24 @ The NorVa. Norfolk, VA ***
Apr 17 @ Buster’s Billiards. Lexington, KY ***
Apr 20 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Morrison, CO +
Apr 24 @ The Lyric Theatre. Oxford, MS ***
Apr 25 @ House Of Blues. New Orleans, LA ***
Apr 26 @ Georgia Theatre. Athens, GA ***
Apr 27 @ Marathon Music Works. Nashville, TN ***
May 24-26 @ California Roots Festival. Monterey, CA

* Featuring Marlon Asher
** Featuring Marlon Asher & Karl Denson
*** Featuring Tribal Seeds
+ Featuring Cypress Hill & Tribal Seeds

Slightly Stoopid Links:
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Article By: Kris Siuta
Photos By: David Norris & Kit Chalberg

Watch: Slightly Stoopid – “Wiseman” ft. Don Carlos (Live at Roberto’s TRI Studios)

Watch: Slightly Stoopid – “Top Of The World” Official Music Video