The Slants

Musical Guest

The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of 80’s driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”

They’ve been featured with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, BBC, NPR, and over 2,000 radio stations, TV shows, magazines, and websites across 125 countries.

The band might be best known for their fight for free speech and civil rights, which brought them before the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2017, they worked with Barack Obama and George Takei on an anti-bullying campaign and joined artists such as Young the Giant to rescue refugees from North Korea.

Most recently, the band launched a non-profit organization, The Slants Foundation, which provides support for artists incorporating activism into their work.

Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it’s clear that The Slants’ infectious brand of “so damn good” music will leave you wanting more” (MRU Magazine).