Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime

Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime

Sublime was arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, but ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a tribute to Sublime, has continued to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for quite some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts.

Formed in 2001, Badfish has become one of the biggest club and theater acts in the Northeast and Midwest. Consistently selling out many shows at some of the most prominent venues throughout the country, promoters continue to be in awe that a tribute band is turning several hundred fans away from the doors each night. Badfish is rivaling the biggest tributes in the music business including Dark Star Orchestra and Super Diamond.

Over the last few years, some of the venues Badfish has sold out include Avalon (Boston), House of Blues (Chicago, Atlantic City and Las Vegas), Lincoln Theater (Raleigh, N.C.), Lupo’s (Providence, R.I.), Opera House (Toronto), Revolution (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Starland Ballroom (Sayerville, N.J.) and many more.

Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does. The attitude of Sublime cannot be faked, so Badfish doesn’t try – its own tribute is one that works. What hits everyone the most is the heart that these four musicians pour into their show. These technically skilled players sound just like Sublime, and some fans say that seeing Badfish live is the most fun they’ve ever had at a show.

Shrub

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, the seven piece "Reggae / Rap / Rock" fusion, Shrub, has been rapidly gaining momentum and building a solid international fan base since being voted by readers as High Times Magazine’s Unsigned Band of the Month in September of 2010.

Recently, Shrub released their first full-length album, Highceratops, which debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes Reggae Charts. The album features guest appearances by C-Money from Slightly Stoopid, Dubmatix, and Kimberly Freeman from One-Eyed Doll.

The band garners comparisons to artists like Sublime, The Dirty Heads, Atmosphere, Gym Class Heroes, and G. Love, but Shrub maintains an innately unique and raw sound all their own. With the addition of new guitar player, Kevin Oliver (former member of the world's funkiest band, Parliament/Funkadelic - George Clinton), Shrub's sound has now quickly become full-grown.

Austin Kolb Band

In 2007 Austin Kolb began a small solo project, writing singer/songwriter music, playing in coffee shops and small venues around Columbia, Missouri. After a few years of that, The Austin Kolb Band was born. In 2010, starting with Austin Kolb (Lead Singer/Guitar), Alex "Soft Serve" Upton (Lead Guitar), and Josh JB Burleson (Drums), they began practice jams and immediately the sound clicked. To fill up the band's sound, they added Walter Beeson (Bass), Cameron Hays (Keys), and Brandon Phillips (Percussion).

The Austin Kolb Band has recorded two full studio albums (The Simple Things 2010 and Life's Lemons 2011) at Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, MO produced by Will Reeves.

The band has played shows all over the midwest including major reggae artists Trevor Hall, Cas Haley, Wallpaper, The Dirty Heads and The Original Wailers.

The band believes that positive music can make an impact on the world.​​ One Love.

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Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime with Shrub, Austin Kolb Band

Wednesday, January 29 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Blue Note (MO)

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