Concert Reports


Slightly Stoopid

Cypress Hill, Stephen Marley

07/25/2014, Santa Barbara Bowl

There are many traditions associated with summer and for the last seven years, performing at U.S. amphitheaters has become a tradition for SLIGHTLY STOOPID and their fans. This summer, SLIGHTLY STOOPID are bringing their “SUMMER SESSIONS 2014” tour to 25 cities nationwide. Helping them deliver the ultimate jam session to the Santa Barbara Bowl this year was hip hop icons Cypress Hill, and 7-time Grammy winner Stephen Marley on Friday, July 25th. 




All Photos: Amanda Peacock


SLIGHTLY STOOPID is geared up to hit the road for their “Summer Sessions 2014” tour, that kicked off in Eugene, OR. This marks the acclaimed California ensemble’s eighth annual headlining summer amphitheater outing–a summer tradition in its own right. Also along for the ride are special guests and friends NOFX, Stephen Marley, Cypress Hill, Fishbone and G Love & Special Sauce (select dates). All “Summer Sessions 2014” dates are listed at  


To coincide with the launch of the tour, SLIGHTLY STOOPID has also announced they’ve loaned their inimitable vocals in a collaboration on a new song “Words,” the debut solo single from their long time musical cohort Sublime drummer/writer/producer Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman, who also served a stint as the band’s drummer in the early 2000s. Listen to the laid back summertime jam here Of his inclusion in “Words,” SLIGHTLY STOOPID’s Miles Doughty shares, “Ras MG’s knowledge in music and life makes it easy to work and blend so many styles together. Fusing blues, hip hop, reggae and anything else he can get his hands on, he elevates the rhythms allowing us to capture the vibes.” “Words” is available now on iTunes:  


Additionally, SLIGHTLY STOOPID has also dropped a new music video for a remix of their song “No Cocaine,” featuring legendary Jamaican vocalist Capleton as well as multi-platinum reggae group Inner Circle. Check out the exclusive video premiere today at The video features footage from all across the nation, including clips of SLIGHTLY STOOPID at Red Rocks in Denver as well as San Diego, CA and Inner Circle at Circle House Studios in Miami, FL. The shots with dancehall artist Capleton were filmed on the beaches of Long Beach, NY. The remix version of the song appeared as the lead track on a collaboration album with VP Records titled Dub Rockers, Vol. 1. The song and compilation is available now on iTunes:


About Slightly Stoopid:  

SS32.jpgSLIGHTLY STOOPID–Kyle McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), Miles Doughty (guitar, bass, vocals), Ryan “Rymo” Moran (drums), Oguer “OG” Ocon (percussion), Daniel “Dela” Delacruz (saxophone), Paul Wolstencroft (keyboards), Andy Geib (trumpet, trombone) with special guest Karl Denson (saxophone)–has amassed incredible success in their nearly two decades as a band. Their critically acclaimed studio album Top of the World (August 2012) debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, #3 on the Billboard Independent chart and #4 on both the Rock and Alternative album charts. This followed the Slightly Stoopid & Friends LIVE AT ROBERTO’S TRI STUDIOS album recorded live from Grateful Dead member Bob Weir’s Tri Studios complex featuring special guests Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Don Carlos and Bob Weir himself, which aired exclusively on Palladia. Known for their fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, metal, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic, SLIGHTLY STOOPID has currently sold over 900,000 records on their own Stoopid Records label. The band has performed twice on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and has appeared at many prestigious festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo Festival this June. Over the last seven summers, SLIGHTLY STOOPID has headlined packages in outdoor U.S. amphitheaters with such artists as Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Atmosphere and more.


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