Following in the footsteps of Lee Scratch Perry, the Wailers, G. Love and the Long Beach Dub Allstars, Slightly Stoopid blend acoustic rock with hip-hop, dub, punk, ska and reggae, attracting an army of die-hard fans, "Ese Locos." Core members Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald were high school classmates when they signed to Sublime frontman Brad Nowell's label, Skunk Records. Like their Skunk cronies, the band helped define the aggressive sounds of the '90s SoCal skate-punk scene, beginning with their 1996 self-titled debut. Drummer Rob Moran and percussionist/vocalist Oguer Ocon joined the group for third studio album Everything You Need , which showcased their newly vamped live-dub sound. With 2005's Closer to the Sun , the band finally found a home on the Billboard charts. Famous for their crowd rousing jam sessions, Slightly Stoopid continue to tour with a variety of artists, including G. Love & Special Sauce, N.E.R.D, the Roots, Toots and the Maytals and more, playing nearly 200 gigs a year. 2007 kicked off their Summer Haze tour with G.Love and Ozomatli.
Live At Bank Of America Pavilion 2014
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minMichael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change.
Franti and Spearhead have gained a worldwide audience through touring and appearances. The “Live at the Bank of America Pavilion 2014” is one of those memorable concerts. It shows the band at its peak electrifying the audience and performing the most beloved hits.
Exodus: Live at the Rainbow
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minBob Marley and The Wailers came to London's Rainbow Threatre in the summer of 1977. The Exodus album was riding the British Charts. The band's potent, magical music was everywhere; on the airwaves, the jukeboxes, the sound systems, hi-fi's. Bob Marley was one of the most evocative and charismatic performers of the Seventies, an artist whose songs have now worked their way into the very fabric of our times.
4. Evolution of a Song: O.A.R
Runtime: 17 minIn the last episode, we witnessed O.A.R. and songwriter/producer Nathan Chapman have a creative breakthrough right before our eyes. And now, the band thinks they’ve got THE ONE.
In Episode 4, we’ll watch as label and management hear the songs for the first time. Will everyone be on the same page or is this becoming a case of “too many cooks”?
3 Ring Circus - Live At The Palace
Runtime: 1 hr 20 minWitness the first official full-length concert video release from one of the most influential bands of the 1990s, Sublime, as the trio of Long Beach's hometown heroes step-up to the sold-out Hollywood stage at the legendary Palace theatre on October 21, 1995. Frontman/guitarist/songwriter Bradley Nowell, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh tear through 27 songs including their hits "Date Rape," "Badfish," "40 Oz. To Freedom," as well as covers of the band's broad stylistic range of influences with "54-46 Was My Number" by Toots & The Maytals, "House Of Suffering" by Bad Brains" and "Scarlet Begonias" by the Grateful Dead. Over 78 minutes of Sublime style are on full display.