Eight Gigs: Slackers

Sun., May 1, 6:30 p.m., The Boardwalk, $15

The Slackers must be doing something right; since 1997, they’ve hit the road with at least 100 shows a year, and they’re still at it. They’ve been out there drawing big crowds and working hard when ska was popular, not-so-popular and everything in between. People just love the Slackers. And why not? They have a unique sound that honors traditional Jamaican ska and reggae music, complimented by New York garage and rock ’n’ roll. They are touring on their latest record, which is right in line with everything their fans have come to love and expect from them. 9426 Greenback Lane, www.theslackers.com.