Written by Bill WhitingPhotos by Scott Preston
San Diego, CA’s Slightly Stoopid brought their seasonal party to Covington, Kentucky’s Madison Theater on March 13. Miles Doughty, Kyle McDonald and co. were touring in support of their sharp 2012 recording, Top of the World. The band brought guest saxophonist Karl Denson along for their wild ride, and many extended improvisational jams erupted during “Don’t Stop” and “Ska Diddy.” Doughty and McDonald would trade lead vocal duties throughout the night as the denizens on the tightly packed floor would surge towards the stage, throwing joints as a token of appreciation.
Slightly Stoopid responded with one of their best performances in the tri state area, giving fans a hefty dose of their classic repertoire along with sizzling selections from Top of the World. Denson added fire power to the title track, and as the group coalesced around grooving riffs and slamming punk anthems, the southwestern fiesta vibe inside the Madison Theater was palpable. Bringing the proceedings to a closing section with the appropriately named “We Don’t Wanna Go” from Top of the World, Slightly Stoopid made the winter a little warmer inside the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky on March 13 with their smoking mix of reggae, blues, hip hop and punk/metal flavor.