6/25/2017

Slightly Stoopid Made It Snow at Riverfront Park: Highlights & Photos

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Daniel de la Cruz puts on a blizzard during "Closer to the Sun" Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee
Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J Boog, and Columbia based The Movement brought their reggae hits and stand out covers to Riverfront Park in North Charleston on Friday, June 23rd. The four bands pulled in a crowd from across the Carolinas by land and boat to the much anticipated stop on their Sounds of Summer 2017 tour.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee


Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee

The Movement started out the day. Charleston local Ross Bogan was on keys as he is currently on tour with The Movement. Short lines and efficient staff made it easy for the openers to get a supportive and numbered crowd feeling the Irie vibes.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee
Good friends and a cool breeze brought in a packed crowd up front for the next act J Boog. Cali based singer songwriter stepped out with an 8 piece band. J Boog and company went through a variety of pieces throughout their new album. Most notably "Don't Worry" kicked off with spacey synthesized keys and quickly detonated into a reggae explosion. This piece was led by wicked horns and a bass line that weaved into the rock influence that J Boog promised at the start of the song.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee
Check "Don't Worry" from the album below:



Iration was to follow and the reggae family was in the house. With Charleston roots, Iration brought their classic reggae funk jams in support of Sightly Stoopid. The crowd filled in around light and sound equipment and tapers took their spots prior to the headlining act.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee
Slightly Stoopid came out with shutouts to The Movement, J Boog, and Iration and showed a ridiculous amount of love to Charleston. The California based group took on their originals including a winding "Till It Gets Wet" with Kyle and Miles trading off bass and guitar throughout the show.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee
The highlight of the show included a string of songs with "2 am" sandwich with reggae classic "Ganja Farmer" by Marlon Asher. Back into "2 am" Stoopid reached a new peak in the show as they brought out John Denver cover "Leaving on a Jet Plane" that carried a quick paced reggae rift with vocal jams throughout that payed homage to the late American musician in their own way.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee
After was a treat, "Franklin's Tower" by the Grateful Dead to which they recently played with Bob Weir at his own TRI Studios. "Franklin's Tower" ended and the band wrapped up their show with original songs and covers from throughout their catalog. Stoopid covered "Goin Back to Cali" and Slightly Stoopid classic "Closer to the Sun" with an incredible saxophone solo from Daniel de la Cruz who brought on snow from the light raptures on stage.

The group ended with a seemingly endless encore and wished everyone a great summer, thanking Charleston for a beautiful evening.

Many thanks to Slightly Slightly Stoopid, J Boog, Iration, and The Movement for stopping in Charleston once again, and special thanks to Victoria Sheehan for the photos.

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee

Photo Credit: Victoria Sheehan @vic.shee

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