School's Out for Summer and Slightly Stoopid have big plans to party! Still at the start of their summer tour, reggae figureheads Slightly Stoopid have brought along Stick Figure and Pepper to help them celebrate with the US and have an epic School's Out vacation.
Stick Figure, also known as Scott Woodruff, has skyrocketed in popularity over the last couple years. He is a reggae artist from Duxbury, MA that produces his own albums, being a skilled multi-instrumentalist, and tours with a group of friends/musicians. His sound has a one-of-a-kind spacey, dreaminess to it, which is characterized by his effect-driven vocals and dub-influenced songwriting. Probably his most notable and adorable trait, is the fact that he brings his dog, Cocoa, on stage with him everywhere he goes. To open for Stoopid, Stick Figure pulled out all the big guns and played his top hits: "Smokin' Love," "Weight of Sound," and "Fire on the Horizon." At the end of his set, he played his new track, "World on Fire" which features Slightly Stoopid in the recording, so both Kyle and Miles joined Scott to perform the tune.
Slightly Stoopid followed Stick Figure and opened their set with an appropriate snippet of Alice Cooper's "School's Out for Summer." Frontmen Kyle and Miles always come to throw down, so it wasn't long at all before the crowd was waving their arms in unison and passing spliffs back and forth to the band. Stoopid hasn't put out a record since 2015, so they played a well-balanced set of favorite tracks including "Officer," "2 AM," "No Cocaine" (during which, plenty of cannabis smoke was released into the air), and even a tribute of "You Don't Know How it Feels" to the late Tom Petty. One thing about Stoopid that never gets old is watching Kyle and Miles swap out instruments with each other in a stylish manner, alternating on guitar and bass all evening. For their encore, Stick Figure and his extra-energetic keyboard player joined Slightly Stoopid on stage as MCs to finish out the party with a group effort of Stoopid's most famous track, "Collie Man." The group of touring bands performed together like one, big happy family, which is just how everyone felt leaving the show.