Slightly Stoopid formed in 1995 in Ocean Beach, California by childhood friends Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Soon after, Bradley Nowell (Sublime frontman) discovered them and signed them to his label, Skunk Records. The duo would eventually morph into a larger full-size band.
They have released ten albums to date: Slightly $toopid (1996 Skunk Records), The Longest Barrel Ride (1998 Skunk Records), Everything You Need (2003 Surfdog Records), Acoustic Roots: Live & Direct (2004 Cornerstone RAS Records), Closer To The Sun (2005 Reincarnate Music/IMusic), Winter Tour â€™05-â€™06 Live CD/DVD (2006 Stoopid Records), Chronchitis (2007 Stoopid Records/Controlled Substance Sound Labs), Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid (2008 Stoopid Records), Top Of The World (2012 Stoopid Records) and Slightly Stoopid & Friends: Live at Robertoâ€™s TRI Studios (2013 Stoopid Records).
The group is noted for their eclectic mix of reggae, blues, rock, hip-hop, metal, and funk in their music. They cite Sublime, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Streetwise, Yellowman, Don Carlos, Buju Banton, NWA, Wu-Tang Clan and Gang Starr as influences.
Slightly Stoopid is a touring act and have been on the road pretty much non-stop over the past decade. During their relentless touring schedule, they have toured with, or shared the stage with, such acts as the Dave Matthews Band, Damian Marley, Sublime, the Roots, Snoop Dog, The Expendables, G. Love, Ozomatli, Pennywise, Toots and the Maytals, Pepper, Cypress Hill, 311, Stephen Marley, The Aggrolites, and Sly & Robbie.
The band is currently out on their 2014 Spring Tour which made a stop at Saint Andrewâ€™s Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Our photographer, Josh Kahl, was on hand to catch their act. Here are the images from that night.