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Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Wed, November 14, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 18 and over

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime's music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime seem to be channeling the spirit of their predecessors with a fury not felt for 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 the spring of 2001, Badfish played their first show to a sold out crowd at the Ocean Mist on the shores of Matunuck, Rhode Island. It seemed a fluke at first—500 people driving an average of an hour to a club in the middle of nowhere, to see a band no one had seen before, playing a show promoted only by a single sidebar in the Providence Phoenix. Once the members of Badfish took the stage and performed, everyone knew why they had felt compelled to drive to Matunuck that night – Sublime had basically been reborn.

Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime – they perform not as Sublime would have, or did – they perform as Badfish does. The attitude of Sublime cannot be faked, so Badfish doesn't try – they've got their own and its one that works. What hits you the most is the heart that these three musicians pour into their show. They are technically skilled players, sound just like Sublime, and some say the live show is the most fun they've ever had attending one. But the point is that its genuine – Badfish does Sublime their way, the only way they know how.

Fans keep returning to see Badfish, showing up two or three hours before the opener goes on, just to claim a spot near the front, and the band has a traveling fan base that will get any club pumping.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/