The “Slack” is back, baby! The Slackers are hot and hung-over from their European tour, re-charged with a booze cruise or two, and primed and ready for their mid-America blitz. Come out to the Grog Shop this Friday for a lil ska and rock steady, throw in a pinch of reggae dub soul and top with garage rock, this is the show that is The Slackers, doors at 9pm. Notable punk label Hellcat Records saw the raw fury and released the Slackers’ album “Red Light” in 1996, since then it’s been a whirlwind, they’ve toured to death and back. This hardworking, hard partying approach is one of the biggest reasons that The Slackers are still around. The Slackers are currently touring on fumes and their newest album, “The Great Rock n Roll Swindle”, a reference to the film of the same title. This is also the first Slackers album featuring songs written by all the members of the band. This particular album was posed to show a more spontaneous, stripped down version of the band. Recorded in three days while they were on tour in Berlin, all six members contributed songs, 25 of them were recorded, and 15 of them became the final draft. Be there to witness The Slackers’ run across America and back. I bore witness to the party that is Slackers and it was carnage of the boobs and beer sort. They are always a total blast, fun and snappy and definitely a live show not to be missed—and with a venue like the Grog, you are always insured a killer time.