Slightly Stoopid’s Reggae Band Packs Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
A full house of around 8,000 of Lake Tahoe’s younger set gathered on Wednesday night for a mellow evening of reggae and alt rock with Slightly Stoopid and friends at Harvey’s Summer Concert Series.
“Slightly Stoopid’s dual front men Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald were signed to Skunk Records by Sublime’s Bradley Nowell, while they were still in high school in 1995. Since their self-titled debut this band has improved and changed its sound with every album they have released. Closer to the Sun, their fifth effort is Slightly Stoopid at its pinnacle of sound, reached by fusing acoustic rock and blues with reggae, hip-hop, and punk.” __Sputnik Music
Rebelution opened to an appreciative audience and warmed them up for the headlive act.
Slightly Stoopid’s dual front-men Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), created their own label, Stoopid Records, in the early 2000’s to avoid signing a record deal and keep their DIY work ethic and freedom away from music industry politics. The west coast sound pioneers later added musicians Ryan ‘RyMo’ Moran (Drums) and Oguer ‘OG’ Ocon (Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals) from the B Side Players, as well as C-Money (Trumpet, Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone) from John Browns Body; solidifying their on stage line up. Slightly Stoopid has built a large n’ loyal fan base, and has soared to one of the most successful independent artists of this decade.
The buzz surrounding the group continues to increase with each successive release; their album catalog sales have topped the 700,000 mark and the group continues to fill the most prestigious concert venues around the world, and continues to create a legion of “Stoopidheads” in the process!
The group is noted for their eclectic mix of ska and reggae in their works.
When the group first started out, they drew on inspirations from punk rock groups such as Sublime, Operation Ivy, Rancid, and Streetwise. Slightly Stoopid’s self titled album was released months after Brad Nowell’s death in 1996 with Skunk Records.
Their reggae influences stem from artists such as Beenie Man and Buju Banton.
The band has also experimented with hip-hop on their more recent albums. The song “The Otherside” off the album Chronchitis features the late rapper Guru..
- Miles Doughty – Guitar, Bass, Vocals
- Kyle McDonald – Guitar, Bass, Vocals
- Ryan Moran (RyMo) – Drums
- Oguer (OG) Ocon – Congas, Percussion, Harp, Vocals
- DeLa – Saxophone
- C-Money – Trumpet, Keyboard
- Slightly $toopid (1996)
- The Longest Barrel Ride (1998)
- Everything You Need (2003)
- Acoustic Roots: Live and Direct (2004)
- Closer to the Sun (2005)
- Winter Tour ’05-’06 Live CD/DVD (2006)
- Chronchitis (2007)
- Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid (2008)
See Schedule for Harvey’s Summer Concert Series at the Harvey’s Outdoor Arena,.