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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Borrowed Power

Do you miss the mellow punk reggae rock of Sublime or The Red Hot Chili Peppers, when "funk metal" was a legitimate descriptor for Flea & Co.? If you would like it with more jamming and from guys with hip-hop roots, Milwaukee's...
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Bradley Nowell never lived to see his empire. The Sublime singer overdosed on heroin in the spring of 1996, just two months before his reggae-punk trio released the self-titled album that would become its breakthrough, selling 5 million copies and yielding a succession of alternative-rock hits. After Nowell’s death, Sublime’s label, Geffen, moved quickly to meet the sudden demand for a band that no longer...
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tonight @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m.

Like Jeff Buckley and Kurt Cobain, Bradley Nowell’s music career was cut short at its peak in the 1990s, but his band Sublime has lived on as one of the most lucrative reggae franchises of the last two decades, spurring a veritable cottage industry of tribute bands like 40 Oz. to Freedom. Named after Sublime’s 1992 debut album, this San Diego group tours the country playing Sublime’s drug- and alcohol-drenched reggae-punk for...
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

You have to wonder if, after seven years together, the Sublime tribute band Badfish ever gets tired of playing Sublime music—especially since Sublime only recorded three albums, so there isn’t a whole lot of material for them to cover. But the continued demand for Sublime’s music, especially on campus, has turned this...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Phil Lesh, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh revisits the Dead repertoire with a rotating cast of musicians that he bills as Phil Lesh and Friends tonight at 10 p.m. at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard; The Roots are the only major rap act to play Summerfest’s whitewashed line-up this year, but at least they’re an uncompromising one...

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