The Seedless Summer Tour featuring Slightly Stoopid came to the Charter One Pavillion in Chicago. With them came Rebelution, and Schwayze & Cisco. You can check out our review after the break.
Slightly Stoopid’s “Seedless Summer Tour” featuring Rebelution and Shwayze rolled into Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion on Saturday August 27th, and now nobody can dispute that Chicago knows how to bring the Irie* reggae vibes.
The sun slowly set over Chicago’s Northerly Island as Shwayze and Cisco Adler opened up the night with their hip-hop and reggae styles. The venue slowly started to fill up with happy concert goers as they all made their beer purchases and got ready for the show of a lifetime. Schwayze and Cisco had the crowd with their hands in air as they warmed up the stage for the Santa Barbra natives “Rebelution” to next take the stage.
Eric Rachmany, lead singer of Rebelution drove his Roots/Cali-Reggae band through some of their major hits like, “Green to Black,” “Bright Side of Life,” “Lazy Afternoon,” and “Feeling Alright.” Slightly Stoopid made a solid decision in bringing Rebelution with them on The Seedless Summer Tour, because with an opener like Rebelution, the crowed was beyond pumped and ready for Stoopid’s arrival on stage. Slightly’s own Miles Doughty even came out on stage to help Rebelution with some of his hip-hop during their set.
The time was up, Shwayze had rocked the stage, and Rebelution had gotten the vibes flowing with the good people of Chicago, but now it was time for Slightly Stoopid to take the stage. With an intro from Miles, the band started right in with an eruption of applause from the crowd. Slightly Stoopid ran through all their hits, with some of the crowd favorites being, “Closer to the Sun,” “Fat Spliffs” and “Anywhere I Go.” During their set they received some help at different times from each member of Rebelution, as well as Jamaican reggae singer Don Carlos. Don gave the show some class with his suit and fancy shoes as the old Rastafarian singer lead the show to greatness.
In an interview, Miles from Stoopid was asked, “What does the “Seedless Summer Tour” represent?” He responded as such, “Every summer, we always just try to have a chill vibe as far as barbecues and parties. Seedless is actually a company out of San Diego that are supporters of legalization of marijuana and all that stuff. It’s a cool vibe, kind of like the endless summer, but it’s the seedless summer.”
Cool vibes are exactly what this tour brought to Chicago as the concert goers were able to leave Charter One just as happy as when they arrived. Chicago had great weather for The Seedless Summer Tour to roll into, and the Charter One Pavilion venue is a great lakefront spot to catch a show. I definitely recommend checking out these bands on the net, and checking them out live the next time they come to town. You can’t help but be in a good mood when jamming out to any of this amazing reggae music!
*Irie refers to positive emotions or feelings, or anything that is good. Specifically it refers to high emotions and peaceful vibrations. This is a phonetical representation of “all right”.
Information about the review…
Tour: The Seedless Summer Tour feat Slightly Stoopid
Reviewer: Mike Nutting
Bands: Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, and Schwayze & Cisco
Date: August 27, 2011
Venue: Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL