Review: Slightly Stoopid & 311 (8/6/12 – Hartford, CT)

Last night, Slightly Stoopid and 311 took the stage at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT as part of the 2012 Unity Tour.  Slightly started things off at 7:00, with solid full band instrumental.  They followed it up with “Till It Gets Wet” which featured alternating horn solos from on C-Money on saxophone, Dela on trumpet, and special guest Karl Denson on saxophone as well.

Other highlights from their set include “Hold on to the One,” “Baby I Like It,” “2 AM,” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” the John Denver classic.  They also played two new songs, title track “Top of the World” and “The Way You Move” both off of their new album “Top of the World” due out August 14th.

“Slightly killed it.  Especially on ‘Closer to the Sun,’ and their cover of ‘Express Yourself,” said Brad Suter, 22 of UMass.

As the sun began to set, Slightly played “Closer to the Sun” which featured yet another stunning saxophone solo from Karl Denson.  As they had this past Saturday in Wantagh, NY, Slightly closed their set with a fantastic cover of the Charles Wright classic “Express Yourself.”  I really hope they record their cover of that song in studio and release it as a single.

After a brief intermission, the skies darkened and 311 emerged on stage.  I’m not sure whether it was the sound system at the venue in Long Island or just an off day for the band, but they played a spectacular show in Hartford last night.  Their set featured spot-on versions of “Down,” “8:16 AM,” “Come Original,” and “Sunset in July.”

They have a really sensational light rig on their tour that really comes to life once the sun sets.  Check out our pictures of the light show below.

“311 did a sick version of ‘Amber,’” said Suter.

311 and Slightly Stoopid continue on the 2012 Unity Tour to Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania tonight (8/7) and Lifestyles Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow (8/8).

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~ by creativesolutionsmusic on August 7, 2012.

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