Thursday, June 26, 2008

See you all at Johnny D's!

A rare Boston-area weekend performance!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Johnny D's

17 Holland St. Davis Sq Somerville

The band is really pumped for this show, our first at this great Boston-area mainstay since..oh...2003 I think. "We've come a long way, baby!"
Please call Johnny D's for dinner reservations. The Slacks play two different sets (thats about 40 tunes!), but the price of admission gets you into both. 9:30 and 11:30.
Bring your Boogie Shoes!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Powerhouse soul CD from the Slacks!

You've all probably heard that we'd recently whisked ourselves away to Powerhouse Studios in central Massachusetts to lay tracks for our much-anticipated, and as-yet-unnamed, CD. Well, with the help of a wise technical wizard named Chris Lannon as our engineer, we've put down some slammin' grooves for this project. We anticiapte a final product of twelve tunes, including four Slacks originals. We still have some more work to do, but trust me, it's going to be some of the best soul sounds you'll hear in Boston! Ol' pal Alec "Big Al" Spiegelman has lent his talents on baritone sax and horn arrangements and I put my just-recently-purchased flugelhorn to the test on a few tunes as well. So hang in there, babies - the final product will be available to all in just a short time. Meanwhile, we'll keep honing our skills on the Cantab stage every Thursday night as always, so come on down and dance a while! You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Slacks play Fenway Park

The band played a very memorable gig last Saturday at one of Boston's most hallowed grounds - the jewel of America's favorite pastime - and the home of the World Champion Boston Red Sox - historic Fenway Park. Last Saturday The Red Sox were on the road in Baltimore, so Fenway opened it's gates to host the annual benefit ball of the Junior League of Boston. For those of you who don't know, the Junior League is a charitable organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities. We certainly have an affinity for women, and charitable women are even cooler!

We got the gig like we get so many gigs - people fall in love with the band at the Cantab and, when they need to plan their own party, they think of us. The night was a great success and the Junior League raised a lot of money through their auctions and raffles. The women running the show were very helpful and (may I say?) dressed to kill and looking fine. We've played plenty of clubs, lots of wedding, been on the set of a Hollywood movie, but nothing compares to the Junior League of Boston when it came down to a knock-out crowd.

It was great just relaxing in the open-air box seats when we took our breaks, listening to Johnny Blue Horn weave his tales of Red Sox lore and recounting stories of visiting the park as a youth.

And we even saw the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies! Go Sox! Go Junior League!