• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • Slightly Stoopid

    Just Passing Through Tour

    Slightly Stoopid

    HIRIE

    Fri, November 16, 2018

    Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $35/$45 (ADVANCE) $40/$50 (DAY OF SHOW)

    This event is 18 and over

    This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony.  Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

    18 & over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

     

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    Slightly Stoopid
    Slightly Stoopid
    The Ocean Beach, California-basedband formedby multi-instrumentalists KyleMcDonald and Miles Doughtyhas matured into aversatile musical ensemble consisting ofdrummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and tromboneplayer Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na(Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).The band’s prolific 2017 schedule has included international shows in South America, Australia, England and the Netherlands, in addition to the 30+ national headliningdates that encompassed the band’s annual outdoor amphitheater tour, titled “Sounds Of Summer 2017,”rankingin Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours of Summer 2017. In December 2017,the genre-mashing outfit will host its 4th annual Closer To The Sun festival, a four day gathering of music in an intimate "all inclusive" setting for their hardest core fans and favorite hand selected talent, taking place on thesand in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, amidst the spiritual Mayan Peninsula. The Closer To The Sunfestivalalso represents Slightly Stoopid’s philanthropic side,as the event helps to raisefundsfor the non-profit charity, Positive Legacy.Additionally, Slightly Stoopid has generously supported the pediatric cancer organizations Grind For Life and the Sheckler Foundation by teaming with the legendary skateboarder Danny Way for a limited edition custom skate deck/CD fundraising project.Also,the 2017 animated video for theirrecent single “One Bright Day”(featuring singer Angela Hunte),includedan “on-line auction”componentutilizing limited edition hand-painted canvases usedin the video. The effort helped to providelightto4 villages associated with theGlobal Brightlight Foundation, a charitable organizationfor providingthird world villagesin need of solar power. Recently Slightly Stoopid also churned out itssecondlive webcast performance with music legend Bob Weir(Grateful Dead)at his TRI Studios complex, a session that yielded live versions of Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower”and Prince’s “Purple Rain” (the latter recorded at the respectful request of Weir on the morning that witnessed thelegend’s unanticipated passing).An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizingand multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.” Look for new music from the band in 2018...
    HIRIE
    HIRIE
    Hirie­­ -- the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE­­ -- grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home.

    While in Hawaii, Hirie fell in love with reggae music, and took to the culture naturally. On the radio, and in conversation, she would hear the exclamation "iris." The popular reggae term is derived from a Jamaican patois, and it encompasses warmth and positivity -- it's a greeting, an affectionate term of approval, and a mindset. In these painfully complex times, we could all use some irie in our life.

    San Diego's seven­-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer's beloved home -- as symbolized by its moniker's first letter, a "H" for "Hawaii," with that feeling of irie, the award­-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope. Now, with its masterful new album, Wandering Soul, brimming with invigorating female-­fronted shamanistic reggae an oasis of positivity is just an album away.

    "Hirie is a lifestyle choice, it's about healing the body, the mind, and the spirit. Our fans and our band are always saying 'let's get HIRIE,' it's a way to detach from the painful complexities of the world, and bask in joyous energy," says the band's lead singer and sage who has taken the band's namesake for her own.

    HIRIE is poppy and purposeful, harnessing the power of accessible songcraft, social consciousness, world class musicianship, and the disarming and spellbinding qualities of reggae, the band exudes mainstream appeal without diluting its artistic vision. HIRIE is Hirie lead vocals, guitar, uke; Chris Hampton saxophone, flute, melodica, and accordion; Andrew McKee trombone, guitar, didgeridoo, and percussion; Andy Flores bass; Blaine Dillinger lead guitar; and Joey Muraoka on drums.

    The mission to spread HIRIE began in 2013, and, since then, the septet has garnered some high watermarks. HIRIE was nominated as San Diego's Best World Music Award, and its video for the hit "Sensi Boy" has accrued over 545,000 views. The group has received airplay nationally and internationally, with strongholds in Hawaii, Guam, New Zealand, and Tahiti, and in the college market. Its self­-titled album debuted at #4 on the iTunes Reggae chart and rocketed to #9 Billboard Reggae chart. For three years, the group toured tirelessly, building a robust and highly dedicated fanbase. Select live performance highlights, past and present, include nationwide tours with Tribal Seeds, Iration, J Boog, and The Rebelution Tour. In the fall of 2016, HIRIE will tour with Nahko & Medicine for the People.

    Onstage, the band is comprised of formidable performers. A collective of virtuosic musicians united in the selfless power of serving the reggae skank. At the center of it all, leading the way to spiritual musical enlightenment, is Hirie. Her signature aesthetic conjures the seductive expressiveness of divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, the raw emotionality of Lauryn Hill and Tanya Stephens, and the mystic sensuality of Enya. Together, HIRIE put on a polished show complete with choreography that offers big ­production entertainment and big­ heart transcendence.

    Hirie's immersion into the reggae lifestyle came at a young age through growing up in Hawaii, after stints living in the Philippines and Italy. Reggae is the top music in Hawaii, and it was only natural when Hirie emerged a singer­-songwriter she would be vocalizing over skank reggae rhythms. "It's just how I write music," she says. At 19, when she moved to San Diego, California she made the leap from open ­mic intimacy to craving the power and majesty of a full band.

    In 2013, she issued her debut, but it would take three years of touring to produce the septet's defining work, thus far, Wandering Soul. True to its title, the album explores spiritual searching, the life-­changing experiences of meeting new people and sharing in the profound emotions that bond music fanatics. The album also celebrates the band's solidification as a creative powerhouse. Working together nonstop for three years sharpened HIRIE's chops, group musical interplay, and distinct pop-­reggae vision.

    "Living like a gypsy, I began to pose a lot of foundational questions, and being in touch with fans and people on the road enlightened me. So there is this soul searching quality to the music, it's not religion, it's just a general feeling of spirituality," Hirie reveals.

    Wandering Soul's lush construct reflects this depth. The songs feature chord sequences that have a sophisticated, tension and release accessibility. The musicianship is high-­level restraint, showcasing that point of mature virtuosity where laying back implies instrumental prowess. The album's trippy production -- the bulk of it courtesy of Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Sia) -- replete with adventurous textured passages, heady dub segues, and subtle psychedelic flourishes, make it a rare headphone experience for a pop oriented record.

    The album opens with the smoldering and ambitious title track -- a sonic journey through heartfelt longing, and heady dub passages. The militant "Renegade" features Nahko Bear of Nahko and Medicine For The People and boasts stately horns, simmering grooves, and call-­to-­arms individuality against the massification of culture. The personal "Melody of a Broken Heart" and "You Won't Be Alone" shine a light on personal domestic struggles. "I wrote 'You Won't Be Alone' for my daughter with the hopes that she understands my life when she hears me on the radio. I hope she understands how much I love her and how I can be a role model by showing her she can be anything she wants," Hirie confides. The sleek futuristic electronic textures of "Boom Fire" represents HIRIE's party vibe and exudes vivaciousness of in the moment HIRIE living.

    Reflecting on the power of HIRIE, Hirie shares this story: "I met a fan who was suffering from six tumors. He shared with me 'Your music is the reason I get out of bed, you're my medicine.' That drives me to push this movement forward to share conscious music. I feel a responsibility and a duty to share a positive message."
    Venue Information:
    The Capitol Theatre
    149 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573
    http://thecapitoltheatre.com/