Vic Ruggiero, Los Thujones

/ Dec

Vic Ruggiero, Los Thujones

Front Room
08:00 pm - 11:30 pm
$8 adv // $12 door

Wed Dec 3rd

Output Agency Ltd. presents

Vic Ruggiero (frontman of The Slackers)
with special guests Los Thujones!

$8 ADV // $12 DOOR || 18+ || 8PM DOORS

RSVP: Facebook Event

Tickets also available locally (cash only, no fees!) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records & Gallery // Woodstock Music Shop

Victor “Vic” Ruggiero, (also known as Bad Vic, Ruggarroo or Lord Sluggo) is a musician, songwriter and producer from New York City who has played in many ska bands, such as The Slackers, Stubborn All-Stars, SKAndalous All-Stars, Crazy Baldhead and The Silencers (not to be confused with the Scottish rock band The Silencers). He has also performed with punk rock band Rancid, both live and in the studio. He has released three solo acoustic albums, and has accompanied acoustic ska musician and singer Chris Murray.

Ruggiero’s voice has a distinct Bronx accent that has a hard, guttural quality. His lyrics usually follow several themes, including the apocalypse, dark humor, political distrust, paranoia, murder, love and loss. His songs have ranged from narrative ballads to nonsense songs inspired by Beat generation poets and songwriters, such as Jack Kerouac and John Lennon respectively.


Formed inside a little cabin with no running water in the foothills of the Catskills just north of NYC, Los Thujones (THEw-HO-NEZ) is a group of musicians devoted to the idea that music should be fun and real. Their sound harkens back to times when music was played by musicians sitting together in one room in one moment. Featuring odd arrangements of ukuleles, mandolins, upright basses, trombones, harmonicas, over crazy beats… Ska, reggae, folk, neo folk, or whatever you want to call them… Los Thujones play with a gusto, intelligence, and passion so absent in the music of today and their live shows are not to be missed. Check it out. Download it for your car rides or subway trips or whatever you do. You will like it.

The name refers to Thujone, the chemical in absynthe that was falsely thought to have a psychoactive affect on humans and therefore deemed illegal. It is still illegal to this day for no good reason at all – like so many different things in our topsy-turvy modern world.