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Reggae Workers of the World Europe Tour 2015 (sept 29-Oct 13)

Jesse (Aggrolites), Vic (Slackers), Nico (Caroloregians, Moon Invaders)
29.09 -fr- MONTREUIL, La Pêche
30.09 -fr- LILLE, MDE
01.10 -be- MECHELEN, Moonshack
02.10 -be- ARLON, L'Entrepôt
03.10 -de- ESCHWEGE, JuZ
04.10 -de- BREMEN, Lagerhaus
05.10 -dk- COPENHAGEN, KB18
06.10 -de- HAMBURG, Monkeys Music Club
07.10 -de- BERLIN, Cortina Bob
08.10 -de- JENA, Kassablanca
09.10 -de- PASSAU, Freiraum
10.10 -ch- BULLE, Ebullition
11.10 -it- MILANO, Biko
12.10 -fr- ST ETIENNE, L'Assomoir
13.10 -fr- REIMS, L'Appart Cafe

Vic Ruggiero and DJ Scratchy Canadian Spring Mini Tour March 30-April 5, 2015

Mon March 30, OTTAWA Rainbow Bistro

Tues March 31, MONTREAL Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill (DOWNTOWN)

Wed April 1, VAN KLEEK HILL, ON Windsor Tavern

Thur April 2, TORONTO Bovine Sex Club

Sat April 4, HAMILTON,ON The Casbah (Matinee show)
*NO SCRATCHY TJIS GIG, he will play at the Joe Strummer Festival that evening in Hamilton)

Sun April 5, Barrie ONT?? tba

Vic Ruggiero's Little 2015 Winter Solo Tour Feb 18-Mar 1
New 'THIS' Vinyl and CDs available on this trip...

Wed 2/18/15 BALTIMORE, MD @ DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS (near Canton Sq) 7pm
2839 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 522-7437

Thu 2/19/15 WASHINGTON, DC. @ BOSSA (2463 18th NW) Bluebeat Ska Gig 8pm

Sun 2/22/15 GREENSBORO, NC @ New York Pizza 4pm

Tue 2/24 HAMPTON, VA @ Hampton Taphouse
17 E Queens Way, Hampton, Virginia 23669

Wed 2/25/15 REHOBOTH BEACH, DE @ Arena's Deli and Bar 8pm
149 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Thu 2/26/15 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA @ Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Fri 2/27/15 FREDRICKSBURG, VA @ Blue and Grey Brewery and Brew Pub 830pm
3300 Dill Smith Dr, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408

Sat 2/28/15 LANCASTER, PA @ Tellus360 (opening for New Sweden) 830pm
24 E King St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

the new Vic Ruggiero album... THIS

Unison music approached vic with an idea to recording some of his favorites in lovely Hi-Fi sound. Unlike many of vic's other releases, which are known for their home-studio sound, these versions have been given the studio treatment.
NOT a greatest hits, but GREAT recordings of FAN FAVORITES.

So,11 of his best beautifully recorded despite his attempts to replace the microphone with a burrito. Dont miss it.

If you've loved Vic Ruggiero's songs, but wonder why he's gotta be so damn LO-FI, then this is the album for you. Finally Vic in HI-FI sound! Produced by the scientists at Unison Music...

RWW: Vic Ruggiero, Jesse Wagner and Nico Leonard, finishing the album

Mixing begins for the RWW album. Vic Ruggiero (the Slackers), Jesse Wagner (Aggrolites) and Nico Leonard (Moon Invaders and Caroloregians) hosted a crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub for a recording and a series of live shows together in Europe beginning last July (2014). They completed the recording at 'Pum Pum Hotel studio' in Belgium in early August and will begin mixing soon. Release of the first "Reggae Workers of the World" is scheduled for early 2015.

did u notice we got a shop now?

look to the l MENU on the Left, and on the list, SHOP!
in between ("discography" and "bootlegs" is...) SHOP!
yes... as in A SHOP! a STORE! now it's possible buy some of the artifacts and music
(without having me dig through the suitcase before you, unless you ike that sort of thing)... so please, visit... if you have ideas please write some comments and let us know...

thank you to all those who have ordered so far!
i have become a paint-pen artist thanks to you


a nice vic video! and a WFMU guest spot...

on the same night! crazy! ...go to : and hear guests; vic ruggiero, rob shapiro, plus nick fiero, jojo, and the indubitable dj disc jockey of redundancy radio, pat byrne

Phil Nerges and Vic Ruggiero ON THE RADIO podcast

An Unlikely Duo
with guests Phil Nerges and Vic Ruggiero
........Join Sex & Politics Fridays as we interview former Iraq contractor and author Phil Nerges and his collaborating partner, musician Vic Ruggiero. Together, they created the album "Don't Feed the Cats in Iraq." On the show, we talk in-depth about private contractors, the place of literature in war, and why you're not supposed to feed the cats in Iraq.

rockshot interview with vic ruggiero by rebeladelica

Rockshot Interview: Vic Ruggiero. Tidings From The Road.

by Imelda

Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers in Cologne, 22 July 2014 (Imelda Michalczyk)

It’s the final night of The Slackers‘ European tour and I’m speeding down the autobahn towards Cologne in a car withVic Ruggiero. A perfect setting, it would seem, to talk about life on the road.

The Slackers have played a show every night for a month across the continent, seemingly never tiring of touring after more than twenty years. As the rest of this New York ska/rocksteady/reggae/rock’n’roll band pack their bags to head home, their charismatic frontman is staying in Europe and on the road with his latest side project, recording and touring with Jesse Wagner [The Aggrolites] and Nico Leonard [The Moon Invaders].

Vic’s credits include not only the mighty output of The Slackers but also an array of solo records, side projects and collaborations, whilst his keyboard skills have been featured on records by artists as diverse as Rancid and Pink.

With songs that traverse a labyrinth of subjects, from murder and heartbreak to government propaganda and wrought family relationships, Vic is a fascinating and prolific artist.

As German towns fly past the window, Vic talks about inspiration, the mystery of songwriting and why The Slackers never quite get off the bus.

Can you tell me about the songwriting process and where you draw your inspiration from?

vic ruggiero solo in Ireland Aug 2014

Aug 12 Belfast @ Voodoo

Aug 13 Dublin @ the Pint

Aug 17 ... McGirl's, Ballinamore, County Leitrim.  11pm

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