Winter has officially worn out its welcome. We were teased with gorgeous 40 degree weather the other day and now it’s cold again. And rumor has it we’re getting more snow. I know it’s hard to imagine, but it will end. Think warm thoughts! If it helps, think about the fact that Rock On! Concerts has announced their annual boat cruise around the Massachusetts Bay with The Slackers. The cruise takes place Friday, July 17, 2015, is 21+ only, and tickets will cost $25-$30 plus a $7 service charge.
The cruise leaves from 60 Rowes Warf, a few short blocks from South Station. Boarding starts at 7:15pm and the boat leaves promptly at 8pm, returning at 11pm. The cruise is rain or shine.Rock On! Concerts has a great FAQ about their cruises in general. There is an ATM and snack bar but we recommend getting food and cash before the show.
This highly popular event sold out last year and the band was joined by local band The Screw-Ups. This year’s show will feature local act ska/rocksteady act The New Limits. The band posted this video to share the news:
The New Limits recently released their debut EP entitled Pressure Up which is available now on bandcamp. The Slackers most recent release was the 2013 EP “My Bed Is a Boat,” available physically from Interpunk and digitally from Whatevski Records. Since then, various Slackers band members have put out a variety of records including “California” by saxist Dave Hillyard, “Boots Embraces” by Crazy Baldhead (lead by guitarist Jayson Nugent), and “This” by singer/keyboardist Vic Ruggiero. The more you think about it, the more ironic the name of the band becomes given the amount of music they put out and how much of the year they spend touring.
Watch Listen to The Slackers perform their classic “Watch This” on last year’s cruise (seriously, why is there no video from previous cruises?):
Again, this show sells out, so grab your tickets soon and join the Facebook event. And head the to calendar for more Boston-area ska show listings.
Disclosure Statement: I’m both the managing editor of Boston Ska (dot) net and the guitarist for The New Limits. Do with that what you will.