After being announced three times, the band made their public appearance looking a little dazed. Walking onstage at precisely 4:20 there was a potent smell of sweat and greens dangling in the studio. Slightly Stoopid, the chillest bluesy-reggae band you’ll ever know somehow managed to fit 8 guys up on stage and all of their instruments (including one trumpet, two saxophones, electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and bongos).
Hailing from San Diego this band has the best baby making music. They themselves warned us that it was about to get hot and heavy. They started playing and immediately the crowd was swaying and there was smoke in the air. Whatever problems people came in with, they left them at the door. These guys are the ish. They have got so much talent. And this was only their soundcheck. It was very obvious how laid back and easy going they are, not just by the sound of their tunes. They were wearing snap backs and T-shirts.
When we all thought it couldn’t get any better, Iration came on stage for the last song and drove the crowd insane. The best. During this, there was a trumpet solo in which a line of Usher’s “Yeah” and “Hard Knock Life” were improvised.
Dreads everywhere. Secondhand smoke. Everyone’s happy. You cannot complain. All I can say is talent has no age limit for sure.
If you haven’t seen Slightly Stoopid yet, or don’t listen to their music, you’re really stoopid.
Make sure to check out their album Top of the World which debuted as #1 on iTunes and catch them on their Fall tour until the end of October!