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Slick Dickens

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The best kept secret in music


"Jim Beal: Slick Dickens' first CD release bash Friday night"

Slick Dickens, the West Side "funky tonk" trio, will be at the Sanctuary Friday night to celebrate the release of its debut CD, "Thursday Mourning," on a bill that's so full it'll make some festivals jealous.

Slick Dickens is Ernesto Flores (guitar, vocals), Brian Goodz (drums) and Michael Dickens (bass). Together since 2002, the band mixes and matches punk, blues, rock, funk and a little twang here and there.

The 10-track disc features songs such as "Martini Make Ups," "The Mind of a Man" and "The Way That We Roll," songs that work well as barroom anthems and as, yes, "funky tonk."

The release party also will feature Uptown Creepers (ska/punk), Applicant (indie rock), The Professor Amsterdam (funk/rock/reggae), Arma Musical (reggae in Spanish), Plan B Pursuit (punk), id (punk), a Perk reunion (punk/alt-rock) and a pair of disc jockeys, X Boy RD and Victima. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is 9. Slick Dickens is scheduled to play at midnight.

Jim Beal - San Antonio Express-News publish date Dec. 27, 2006


Thursday Mourning (2006)
-Produced by Bobby Mercier

Streaming tracks available at:
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Slick Dickens formed in the early winter of 2002 in San Antonio, TX. Throughout the next couple of years the band underwent many changes and hard ships. While losing members to addiction and depression front man, Ernesto Flores struggled to keep his dream a reality. That’s when his two roommates and long time friends, Brian “Goodz” Arocha and Michael “Dickens” Moreno approached Ernesto with the idea of dedicating themselves to their instruments and to the band. After a few short weeks of honing down there skills and learning every Slick Dickens song, the band played their first show together and haven’t stopped gigging since.

Slick Dickens as we know them today is Ernesto Flores on guitar and vocals, Mike Dickens on bass, and Brian Goodz on drums. They hit the S.A. music scene hard in 2005. Playing various venues from The Sanctuary (where they are noted as the “house band”) to Alibi’s Sports and Spirits, the guys can be seen up to 10 times a month. They have been frequently compared to The White Stripes, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Their in your face style of music is often reffered to as “Funky-Tonk,” a sound combining Blues, Punk, Rock, Funk and Texas Honky-Tonk.

Attributing much of their success to God, the support of their family and friends, and their die-hard fans, Slick Dickens played to a crowd of over 300 at their December 29th, 2006 CD release party. Slick Dickens is well known through the S.A. music scene, with shows that include opening for the infamous Horrorpops at The White Rabbit in October 2006, St. Jude’s Children with Cancer Research benefit hosted by Chili’s in September 2006, and appearing as special guests on KENS5 TV show “Great Day SA” in May 2006.

After an initial failed attempt at recording, Slick Dickens has Bobby Mercier of Looney Bin Studios to thank for mastering the sound they tried so hard to capture. You take Ernesto’s incredible vocals, Mike’s flare for funk, and Brian’s intense energy and you get the kick ass sound that is Slick Dickens. Their first album, Thursday Mourning, has been a work of blood, sweat, and tears dedicated to their fans, shows just how much love they have for what they are doing. Songs like “The Way We Roll” and “Mind of a Man” never fail to get the crowd moving.

The band has great hopes for the coming year. Shows such as the Poteet Strawberry Festival, the Slingin Ink Tattoo Expo, and other S.A. venues are only a taste of what the band has planned. Efforts to extend their demographic are in the works so it’s only a matter of time before you can catch Slick Dickens near you.