You can just picture the members of Pepper switching around the dial a couple of months ago, running across Lay Me Down by the Dirty Heads, and saying, WTF? Sounding like Sublime is our thing! Well, if the Hawaii-originated band wants to reclaim their title as the heirs to Bradley Nowells laid-back, playfully vulgar, reggae-rock throne, what better place to do so than Orange County? After all, the bands breakthrough album Kona Townwhich featured Give It Up, the why dont you have some dirty hot sex with me song that has been inescapable on alternative radio for several yearswas put out by Costa Mesas Volcom. Their latest effort is an EP, Stitches, and the reason behind the current tour. Dont miss their two-night stint at the Grove this week.
Wed., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2010