Long Beach Dub Allstars

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Ikey Owens Was Long Beach's Ultimate Sonic Wingman

    For an interview in 2011, at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens insisted on meeting for drinks at the V Room, a dive bar on 4th Street in Long Beach. As he sipped a Jim Beam neat, he talked about hanging out in the early days with pre-Fergie Black Eyed Peas (who were playing the Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, September 28The English BeatThe Coach HouseIf we had to pick one '80s band with enough energy and tenacity to put most younger acts to shame, it would probably be the English Beat. Anyone who's caught one of their shows in recent years is aware that when it comes to performing, the legendary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Long Beach Dub Allstars Say Their Return is More Than Just a One-Off

    The Long Beach Dub Allstars are back in action, though sans former Sublime members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson. After an extended hiatus, the LBDA crew headed up by Sublime-affiliates Marshall Goodman and Michael Happoldt, will commence their live dub-rockin' sty-lee Sunday night at the Yost Theater, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Fishbone to Play Yost Theater This Sunday

    Fans of ska, funk and reggae in Orange County should be excited for this Sunday. Fishbone, along with Long Beach Dub All Stars, C-Money & The Players Inc (from Slightly Stoopid) will be performing at the Yost Theater on the last date of their U.S. tour. It's been a busy past few years for Fishb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    40oz. to Freedom Is 20 Years Old: We Reminisce and Speak With Sublime's New Incarnation

    Twenty years ago this month, Sublime released their first album: 40oz. to Freedom. At that point drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and singer-songwriter Bradley Nowell were just three guys from Long Beach. No record deal, no tour, no nothing. They sold records at shows and out of the ba ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011

    Biebs at La Cave (It's Not a Joke)

    [Mental Notes] Plus: Ikey Owens remembers Sublime's heyday.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Five Classic Stories About Sublime's Mascot, Lou Dog

    ​Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, who died 15 years ago today, leaving behind a legacy that is intrinsically tied to Long Beach and Orange County. This week's cover story pays tribute to the man who put Garden Grove on the map, who sang about the perils of date rape and invented the surf punk r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Free Moral Agents' Ikey Owens on Bradley Nowell: 'He Told Me I Played Too Much'

    Sublime front man Bradley Nowell, who died 15 years ago this month, left behind a legacy that is intrinsically tied to Long Beach and the rest of Orange County. This week's cover story  pays tribute to the man who put Garden Grove on the map, who sang about the perils of date rape and invented ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Don't Start a Riot

    Fourteen years after Bradley Nowell's tragic death, Sublime (With Rome) are back and headed for a town near you

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010

    RaggaMuffin Festival

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    A Statement from the Estate of Bradley Nowell

    ​Just one day before a newly reunited Sublime is scheduled to play its first announced reunion gig at the Cypress Hill Smoke Out Festival, the estate of late singer Bradley Nowell has issued a statement explaining their position on the matter.Basically, they ain't happy. Nowell's wife Troy, son Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Sublime reunion in...WTF??? Nevada???

    The Internets are abuzz with the rumors of a potential reunion of Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, also known as the two living members of Sublime. The fact that Wilson and Gaugh performed in the Long Beach Dub Allstars and a slew of bands pre-Sublime makes this a tad less exciting as say, Krist Novoselic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    The 100 Most Important OC Musicians of All Time

    DJ Nobody: Twice as important as most OC musicians. Orange County has been a fertile breeding ground for musicians of many stripes since the beginning of electricity. We at Heard Mentality would like to ask you—the good-looking, intelligent readers of this blog—for your opinions on this import ... More >>

  • Features

    October 21, 2004