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Grim Streaker, Total Slacker, Dead Stars, Lost Boy?

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May 5 Fri
Grim Streaker, Total Slacker, Dead Stars, Lost Boy?7:00 PM | Doors: 6:30 PM
Knitting Factory - BrooklynBrooklyn, NY
All Ages
Buy Tickets $10.00 ADV / $12.00 DOS

$10 ADV | $12 DOS

A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.

 

Total Slacker

Total Slacker is the conceptual vehicle for Tucker Rountree’s ever evolving song writing. Joining him in the band are seasoned Brooklyn musicians Mattie Siegal and Lydia Gammil. 

Born and raised in Utah, Tucker grew up in a semi communal religious group called "Order of the Lamb", which was founded by a charismatic musician named Brad Atkisson in the 1980s. It was in this environment where Tucker learned the guitar and piano since music was a major part of the religious group’s culture. Many of thes philosophies and musical ideas have subtly informed into his songs throughout Total Slacker’s releases, which give his songs a unique vantage point in the Western Lexicon. This led to Tucker touring and recording with Grammy Award winning artist Eric Johnson as a 23 year old and Pat Metheny’s drummer, Paul Wertico. Many of thes philosophies and musical ideas have subtly informed into his songs throughout Total Slacker’s releases, which give his songs a unique vantage point in the Western Lexicon.

Total Slacker’s 3rd LP, Parallels, was produced by Dave Weingarten ((Miniature Tigers/Bear Hands/The Pains of Being Pure At Heart) and has a defined clarity that shows maturity and depth, recalling a strange mixture Sonic Youth, The Police and Nirvana. 

Over the course of the past 6 years, Total Slacker has been a mainstay of Brooklyn’s burgeoning indie rock explosion and has played and toured with Beach Fossils, DIIV, Rick Ross, Thee Oh Sees, Speedy Ortiz, The Rapture, WAVES, Real Estate and Best Coast.

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