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 ニューヨークをベースとするスカ・バンド、ザ・スラッカーズのヴォーカル&キーボードとして、フロントに立つのがヴィック(ヴィクター)・ルジェイロ。そのせいか、シンガー&ソングライターとしてステージに立つと、なにやら違和感を感じるなぁと思っていたのが、初めてそれを体験した2年前だった。しかも、ワンマン・バンドというスタイルで演奏するんだが、左足のかかとで背後に設置したバスドラを、そして、右足のつま先でハイハットを使うというもの。同じようなワンマン・バンドというと、これまでザ・リジェンダリー・タイガーマンとか、ボブ・ログ三世あたりを見てきたんだが、かなりユニークだ。が、すでに日本でのソロ・ライヴは3年目。そのせいか、そんなユニークなスタイルも、ザ・スラッカーズのイメージもどこかに行ってしまって、あくまでヴィック・ルジエイロというアーティストをじっくり楽しむことができたという感じかな。

 加えて、彼自身、日本人オーディエンスになれてきたんだろうか、リラックスして楽しんでいるのがよくわかる。

「なに聞きたい? リクエストは?」

 と、オーディエンスに声をかけながら、歌うわ歌うわ... ザ・クラッシュかララモーズに... といった具合で、そのあたりにきわめてユニークなシンガー&ソングライターのエッセンスを見ることができるのだ。以前のレポートでも書いたように、ボブ・ディランの熱狂的なファンで、ブルース・スプリングスティーンにも惚れ込んでいるらしいんだが、そこに、60年代のスカからレゲエ、そして、パンクのみならず、初期のロックンロールまでが「当たり前のように」同居していると言ってもいいだろう。そんななかで生まれるのが、ヴィックの歌の数々。だからこそ、ありきたりな「フォーク」のわなに陥ることなく、ヴィヴィッドなエネルギーを生み出しているんだろう。

 この日はツアーをずっと一緒に回ったという、ズート16の渡辺俊美とのセッションを交えて進行していったんだが、どうやら打ち合わせもなにもなしの「ぶっちゃけ本番」ということで、ちょいとした緊張感があったにもかかわらず、それさえをも楽しんでしまうあたりのヴィックのショーマンシップはさすが。しかも、背後にピアノをみつけて、「あぁあ、これでやっちまえ」と歌い出したときには、おそらく、渡辺俊美も戸惑ったことだろうと思う。それでも、いい感じでセッションを形にした彼にも大きな拍手を送りたい。

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The official site

Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers)

http://www.theslackers.com/

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the latest album

Vic Ruggiero

"...Songs For Clandestine Lovers"
(国内盤)


the latest split

Vic Ruggiero

"Meetball and Sushi Party"
(国内盤)

previous work

Vic Ruggiero

"Something in My Blindspot"
(国内盤 / iTunes)


"Living In Sin/Understanding New Jersey" (iTunes)
"Hamburguru" (国内盤)
"Alive At Ladybug House " (国内盤 / US import / iTunes)

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the latest album

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"...Songs For Clandestine Lovers"
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button2009

buttonVic Ruggiero (13th Jun. @ Shibuya Home)
buttonCrying Nut (30th May @ Olympic Stadium, Seoul)
buttonThe Plastic Day (29th May @ Club FF, Seoul)
buttonEnnio Morricone (27th May @ Olympic Park Gymnasium, Seoul)
buttonLiam Ó Maonlaí with Hiroshi Yamaguchi (9th May @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonCD review : Shake Away : LIla Downs(17th May)
buttonBob Log III (25th Apr. @ Night Paris Club, Taipei)
buttonLila Downs (9th Apr. @ Royce Hall, L.A.)
buttonLila Downs (8th Apr. @ Gibson Showroom, L.A.)
buttonA Diva Descend to Earth : Lila Downs(8th & 9th Apr. in L.A.)
buttonRedemption 97 (30th Mar. @ Shibuya O West)
buttonSoul Flower Union (29th Mar. @ Shibuya O West)
buttonRuthie Foster (27th Mar. @ Tokyo Eat and Meets Cay)
buttonRuthie Foster (26th Mar. @ Yokohama Thumbs Up)
buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival feat. Doug Sahm tribute feat. Shawn Sahm and Augie Meyers and Alejandro Escovedo (18th Mar. @ Austin Music Hall, Austin), Easy Star All-Stars (18th Mar. @ Emo's Annex, Austin), Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves (18th Mar. @ Sonny's Vintage, Austin), The Legendary Tiger Man (18th Mar. @ Habana Calle 6, Austin), Roky Erickson with The Black Angels(18th Mar. @ Austin Music Hall, Austin), Tony Joe White (18th Mar. @ The Parish, Austin), Asa (19th Mar. @ Momo's, Austin), Ruthie Foster (19th Mar. @ Mother Egan's, Austin), Monareta (19th Mar. @ Momo's, Austin), Peter Murphy (19th Mar. @ Elysium, Austin), Andy White (19th Mar. @ 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn, Austin), Ben Harper & Relentless7 (20th Mar. @ The Bat Bar, Austin), Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears(20th Mar. @ The Parish, Austin), Gary Clark Jr. (20th Mar. @ Maggie Mae's Gibson Room, Austin), Plouen Catximbes (20th Mar. @ The Parish Downstairs, Austin), Theart (20th Mar. @ Maggie Mae's Gibson Room, Austin), The Emeralds (21st Mar. @ Elysium, Austin), Jimmy Webb and the Webb Brothers (21st Mar. @ Prague, Austin), Wayne Kramer (21st Mar. @ Maggie Mae's Gibson Room, Austin)
buttonTravis (09/03/01 @ Olympic Hall, Seoul)
buttonKozy Ouchi : Kozy, you drink too much, buddy! (09/02/14 @ Sakuragi-Cho Borderline)
buttonClare & the Reasons (13th Feb. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonClare & the Reasons (5th Feb. @ Yokohama Thumb's Up)
buttonKotobuki (31st Jan. @ Shin Okubo R's Art Court)
buttonGlenn Tilbrook (10th Jan. @ Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe)

button2008

buttonBloodest Saxophone (6th Dec. @ Shinjuku Red Cloth)
buttonShibusa Shirazu Orchestra with David Murray (26th Nov. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonKaiser Chiefs (25th Nov. @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonHoney Hall feat. Kaori Kawamura, Kayo Sakata, Mr.Pan & Lawdy & Toshimi Watanabe & Copa Salvo(22nd Nov. @ Shibuya Club Asia)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (12th Nov. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (12th Nov. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonEthipoia National Cultural Troupe (2nd Nov. @ Takanawa Kumin Center)
buttonThee 50's High Teens (1st Nov. @ Shinjuku Jam)
buttonJustin Nozuka (27th Oct. @ Harajuku Astro Hall)
buttonFanfare Ciocărlia (16th Oct. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAsagiri Jam - It's a beautiful day! feat. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (5th Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
buttonClub Ska 20th Anniversary with intro & overall photo document feat.The Skatalites, The Trojans, Oi-Skallmates, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (28th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonSka Cubano (24th Sept. @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonDoberman (23rd Sept. @ Hattori Ryokuchi Koen)
buttonSoul Flower Union (23rd Sept. @ Osaka Big Cat)
buttonChris Murray Combo (15th Sept. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonnbsa+×÷2008 feat. Copa Salvo, Goma & Jungle Rhythm Section, Razoku, Keyco & Kokyou, Cro-Magnon, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (14th to 15th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonShibusa Shirazu Orchestra (13th Sept. @ Kisarazu Nakanoshima Koen)
buttonAsa (10th Sept. @ Shibuya O-East Exchange)
buttonSunset Live2008 feat. Black Bottom Brass Band, Doberman, Sun Paulo, Mongol 800, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Leyona, Keison, Seiko Ito & Pomeranians, Double Famous, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (5th to 7th Sept. @ Keya Beach, Itoshima)
buttonCool Wise Men with Eddie TanTan Thornton (15th Aug. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonYou Waki (8th Aug. @ Shinjuku Club Doctor)
buttonGlastonbury Festival 2008 (27th to 29th Jun. @ Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset) feat. Jimmy Cliff, Manu Chao, Ethiopiques, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Manu Chao, Neil Diamond, Eddy Grant, Gilbert O'Sullivan
buttonPeace Music Festa! (from) Henoko 2008 (22nd Jun. @ Ueno Suijo Ongaku-Do) feat. Kachimba4, KZ, Masao Teruya, Shaolong To The Sky, Kotobuki, Duty Free Shop. with Kakumaku Shaka, Donal Lunny with Kazutoki Umezu & Hiromi Kondo, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, Soul Flower Union
buttonThe Slackers (17th Jun. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonVic Ruggiero (16th Jun. @ Shimokitazawa 440)
buttonKillswitch Engage & Thy Will Be Done (12th Jun. @ Shibuya O East)
buttonFumio Nunoya (7th Jun. @ Ogikubo Rooster)
buttonLove Camp 2008 feat. Oriental Lucy,The Plastic Day, Sagitta, Yukie Sato and more(31st May in Hong Chon, Kangwon-do)
buttonBanda Bassoti & Boikot (10th May @ Villaggio Globale, Rome)
buttonBerri Txarrak (3rd May @ Viňa Rock Festival, Villarrobledo)
buttonBanda Bassoti (2nd May @ Sala Heaven, Santander)
buttonBanda Bassoti (1st May @ Kottbusser Tor, Berlin)
buttonOki Dub Ainu Band (23rd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonMozaik (4th Apr. @ Kyoto Taku Taku)
buttonEdgar"Jones"Jones & The Joneses (3rd Apr. @ Nagoya Tokuzo)
buttonThe John Butler Trio (2nd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (30th Mar. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival feat. Alabama 3 (12th Mar. @ Latitude 30, Austin), Bonnie Bramlett (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Daryl Hall (12th Mar. @ Lone Star Lounge, Austin), Daniel Lanois (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Asylum Street Spankers(13th Mar. @ Esther's Follies, Austin), Billy Bragg (13th Mar. @ SESAC Day Stage Cafe, Austin), Body of War feat. Kimya Dawson, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Brett Dennen, Brendan James, RX Bandits, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg(13th Mar. @ Stubb's, Austin), Old Man River (13th Mar. @ 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn, Austin), YB (13th Mar. @ Burbon Rocks Patio, Austin), The BoDeans (14th Mar. @ Auditorium Shores Stage, Austin), The English Beat (14th Mar. @ Momo's, Austin), Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (14th Mar. @ Ninety Proof Lounge, Austin), Cherine Anderson(15th Mar. @ Flamingo Cantina, Austin), Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel with David Grissom, Stephen Bruton and Brannen Temple (15th Mar. @ Cedar Door, Austin), Was (Not Was) (15th Mar. @ La Zona Rosa, Austin)
buttonBroken Social Scene & Stars (26th Feb. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonBoikot (26th Feb. @ Shibuya Gig Antic)
buttonBoikot (23rd Feb. @ Maple House)
buttonBjörk (16th Feb. @ Olympic Hall, Seoul)
buttonDoberman (10th Feb. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonKotobuki (9th Feb. @ Shin Okubo R's Art Court)
buttonThe Afet Collective (8th Feb. @ Harajuku Studio Cafe)
buttoncolumn : Don't Miss It! - Rodrigo Y Gabriela (21st Jun.)
buttonDachambo (26th Jan. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)

button2007

buttonKaori Kawamura (23rd Dec. @ Shibuya Club Asia)
buttonSoul Flower Union (15th Dec. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonMorio Agata (27th Oct. @ Tokyo Kinema Club)
buttonVery Be Careful (8th Oct. @ Shinjuku Marz)
buttonOzomatli (8th Oct. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonVery Be Careful (3rd Oct. @ Shibuya The Geme)
buttonSun Set Live 2007 feat. Special Others, Leyona, Theatre Brook, The Eskargot Miles, Rico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men, Little Tempo, & Bloodest Saxophone・akiko (31st Aug. to 2nd Sept. @ Keya Beach, Fukuoka)
buttonSoul Flower Mononoke Summit & Kotobuki (12th Aug. @ Kotobuki-Cho Free Concert)
buttonSign Sonic! '07 feat. Free Birds, Bright Eyes, Freedom, B.M.D. (Band Music of The Deaf), 2-Time, Rimi, N-Style & Signmark (7th Jul. @ Hatsudai The Doors)
buttonTakeharu Kunimoto with The Last Frontier (4th Jul. @ Shibuya Parco Theater)
buttoncolumn : Don't Miss It! - Sign Sonic '07 feat. Signmark and more (4th Jul.)
buttonGlastonbury Festival 2007 feat. Keith Allen, ,Tinariwen, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, John Fogerty & Damien RIce (22nd to 24th Jun. @ Worthy Farm, Pilton)
buttoncolumn : Don't Miss It! - Takeharu Kunimoto with The Last Frontier (18th Jun.)
buttonAmos Garrett (4th Jun. @ Nakameguro Rakuya)
buttonAmos Garrett (27th May @ Osaka 5th Street)
buttonMarisa Monte (26th May @ Zepp Nagoya)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men (13th May @ Ueno Suijo Ongaku-Do)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men (10th May @ Boom Boom Bash, Shizuoka)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men & Toshimi Watanabe (9th May @ Shibuya Eggman)
buttonFermin Muguruza and Afro Basque Fire Brigade (30th Apr. @ Totem, Pamplona)
buttonFermin Muguruza and Afro Basque Fire Brigade (29th Apr. @ Vina Rock Festival, Benicassim)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat DDR, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. RIng DIng, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (28th Apr. @ Villaggio Globale, Rome)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat DDR, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. RIng DIng, Boikot, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (27th Apr. @ Estragon, Bologna)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat DDR, Boikot, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. RIng DIng, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (26th Apr. @ Auditorium Flog, Firenze)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat Cicso, DDR, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. Ring Ding, Boikot, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (25th Apr. @ 25th Apr. @ Muse Cervi, Reggio Emilia)


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