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Slightly Stoopid (Seedless Summer Tour) Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO [Photos]

Slightly Stoopid (Seedless Summer Tour) Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO

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Rebelution’s New Remix EP Release – Sneak Peak [Music]

Today, Controlled Substance/87 Recordings released Rebelution‘s “Remix EP”! This is a collection of reworking and remixes by the band and pals that cannot be missed featuring Zion I, Yeti Beats, and many more.

Ever since their first single “Courage to Grow” in 2007, the band has become a breakthrough force for those who love the sound paved by Sublime, and have toured constantly, reached Billboard Reggae number 1, and played alonside acts like Lauryn Hill and Slightly Stoopid. Rebelution is currently on Tour with Pepper and Junior Reed, check out tour dates here.

Here’s a sneak peak track off of the EP. It’s a remix of Rebelution’s popular song “Safe and Sound” featuring Zion-I with a dirty verse in there I might add. Enjoy!

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Wear Your Music – Fight World Hunger

Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, front-men for Slightly Stoopid, a popular Ocean Beach, California indie band, are getting in on the act for a good cause. The rock duo are giving their used guitar strings to Wear Your Music® – a company whose jewelry makers custom design eye-catching unisex bracelets using donated strings and recycled silver for charity.

The limited edition bracelet, which retails for $50.00 combines the strings of both Doughty and McDonald and will be available for purchase on September 15, 2010 at http://www.wearyourmusic.org

Proceeds from the sale of the bracelet go to support the World Food Programme, a non-profit chosen by the musicians. The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. For more information, please go to http://www.wfp.org.

Slightly Stoopid fans receiving the band’s newsletter will be provided a code and given an opportunity to steal this bracelet at a discounted price.

Miles Doughty, front man for Slightly Stoopid says: “We really want to support the World Food Programme, and we are stoked to work with Wear Your Music and recycle our strings into guitar string bracelets where the profits are donated to such a great charity. We think they are an outstanding organization that does so much good throughout the world for the hungry and in times of need. We will continue to support their cause and strive to make sure every mouth is fed.” www.slightlystoopid.com/ss.php?skin=2

Wear Your Music® has collaborated with more than 150 artists to offer one of the most unique pieces of merchandise that music fans will ever be able to get their hands on – or, rather, get on their hands.

A wide and impressive roster of music industry names has participated in the guitar string bracelet charity project. “This year alone we’ve donated to over 52 charities on behalf of over 100 artists. This project makes me feel good when I wake up in the morning,” says Hannah Garrison Co-President of Wear Your Music®.

So far bracelets on file in Wear Your Music’s® catalog are made from guitar strings plucked by some of the music world’s most legendary guitarists and emerging acts – The Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards, Carlos Santa, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Joan Jett, Avril Lavigne, John Mayer, Benji Madden, James Hefield Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Bryan Adams, David Cook, Brett Dennen, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper, Nick Harmer and Dweezil Zappa to name a few.

The overwhelming response to the artist’s goods inspired WYM to begin offering a line of lower priced bracelets as well as charms, necklaces and an expanding Rock’n’Roll jewelry line, which are also available on the organization’s website

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Slightly Stoopid: Live at Cervantes [PHOTOS]

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Slightly Stoopid Interview 8-14-10 @ Mile High Music Fest

  • August 26th, 2010 1:38 pm MT

Slightly Stoopid has built a long career out of being independent and calling their own shots. They are influenced by various types of music and it shows in every single album they have released. Slightly Stoopid began their careers at the ages of 15 and have grown, matured, and played the way the wanted to play for the last 16 years. I caught up with the band’s drummer Rymo to see how they have been able to keep themselves independent and what that means to them as artists.

Q.) I see you guys are very savvy with promoting your music via the internet, how has the internet played into your success?

A.) “It’s been huge! It’s actually been one of our main PR tools. It’s been a blessing for us. When a lot of people were screaming about the crimes of Napster, I think bands that based their living on touring were actually grateful for it because it was spreading their music all around to a ton of new fans, who, maybe weren’t going to buy their record but would go to the show. So, a band like us, who is able to make our living touring, based on the fact that we sell hard tickets. I mean, we’ve never really gone platinum; we never really sold that many records. So for us the internet has been a positive tool and it’s been a way for us to create a following and keep our fans notified of events, special give a ways and things like that. As well as putting up new songs, selling music, and selling merch. So it’s been huge in every way for us.”

Q.) What do you find to be one of you most effective marketing tools other than your music?

A.) “That’s a good question. I suppose merchandise. We do put a lot into our recordings and we always will. But, the fact is, if people are giving your stuff away for free and if you go into a million dollars worth of debt trying to record an amazing album. Yeah! It’s going to sound great but if you don’t sell a million copies, you’re never going to recoup that money. So for us the focus has been staying on the road and utilizing one of our main marketing tools which is selling merch. When we do our own dates, we call the shots. We sell CDs sometimes for five bucks because we want the kids to the check out the hard CD with the artwork, the liner notes, and pictures. So, I would say merch is one of our largest marketing tools.”

Q.) Your music has evolved from your first album to the most recent, is that something you try to concentrate on doing or do you just let your music grow organically?

A.) “I mean we are human beings and we are maturing. When we released our first album, we were 16, 17 years old. We are now in our mid 30’s, almost a half life time later. We have all grown as human beings and done a lot of other listening. At that point our music reflects what the guys were listening to in terms of NOFX, Operation Ivy, Rancid and all that stuff. So the music comes out a lot like that because that’s what the guys were listening to. Over the last several years I think our listening has become so much broader. Honestly, we have all gone through different sort of musical phases as individuals, you know everything from Iron Maiden, to Beethoven, to Bob, to Barrington Levy, to Damian, to all these different types of artists that I can’t even begin to touch base on. I think our listening has become more broad as individuals and I think now when we step into a room together, we go that’s a funky bass line, well let’s throw some real funk behind it because we listen to Herbie Hancock, we listen to Parliament Funkadelic, we listen to the Chili Peppers or if it’s something on the roots angle let’s kick up a Toots and The Maytals vibe or one of these artists that’s an old school classic like the Mighty Diamonds. So, the fact that we have sort of that ability to look back and go, yeah this is sort of a jazzy thing, well let’s throw in like a jazz vibe on this section and let’s bring it back to a reggae thing, and in the next section let’s go into a Fishbone mode and then into a hard Ska. Having listened over so many years and been touring for 15, 16, years it’s all relative. I mean we are maturing as humans and so it’s a natural progression for our music to mature.”

Q.) What’s the one thing you want your fans to take away from a Slightly Stupid Show?

A.) “Honestly man, we just want to have a good time! Our music and the band is all about partying. We drink every single night, we smoke every single night and so we want to bring that fun element because that’s the way we grew up. We grew up on the beach surfing, skateboarding, you know smoking joints and whatever, just having fun. Not taking things so seriously. We want people to come out to our show and have a good time. Check your fears and concerns in at the door. Have some drinks, get in the mosh pit, or sit in the back, smoke a joint, cuddle up with your girl and bounce to some reggae. That’s what it’s all about.”

Q.) What are some pieces of advice you would give to up and coming bands to help the spread of their music to new fans around the country and world?

A.) I would say honestly there is no real shortcut the way we did it. We have been on the road for a solid 15 years and it’s been a real slow and steady climb. The first time we would go into venues, there would be the bouncer, the bartender and a couple waiters. The second time we would come around maybe they would call 10 friends. Then exponentially 10 turns into 50 and 50 turns into a 100. So for the up and coming kids, I would say, don’t change who you are, don’t jump on whatever band wagon, play your music now and play your music 5 years from now and keep it in your own evolutionary state. With that, work as much as possible, play every gig, play the middle school bake sale and if you get a chance, play some bigger gigs. It will only make you a better player. You have to play your ass off every time, whether you are playing in front of 50 people or 50,000. So for the kids, get out and work, do your best, play your part, and stay focused on what you want to do.”

Q.) Are you signed to a major label or are you independent?

A.) “We have our own record label now, it’s called Stoopid Records. In terms of ownership, we own all our masters now. We’ve worked with a couple labels over the years but nothing more than a one record release and then contracts void after that. We have been able to maintain our own musical identity because we are calling our own shots. By doing that, it’s been a harder road for sure but it’s also been a more legit and honest road.”

Thank You Very Much for the Time Rymo.

-No problem.

Interviewed by Jimmy Iles – Beat-Play Director of Operations and Photo-Journalist for the Examiner.com. For more pics of Slightly Stoopid go to the world of Jimmy Iles

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Mile High Music Fest Pic Roundup – Nas & Damian Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket & More! HD

Photography by: Jimmy Iles – Beat-Play Dir of Operations

Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Slightly Stoopid

Dave Matthews Band

My Morning Jacket

Cypress Hill

Jack Johnson

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