Sublime (Band)

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    By: Bree Davies I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014
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    June 27, 2013

    Sublime Turn 25!

    Fans reflect on what the band means to them

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    February 25, 2013

    Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: #10-1

    For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Night 5 Becomes A Not-So-Subliminal Tribute to Sublime

    Last night, the fifth installment of the Best Live Band showcase for the OC Music Awards led us down the long and beaten path of rim shots, scatting guitar and melodic bass lines as rastafied rock acts represented themselves to the fullest. Why they always group bands of the same genre together on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Five Songs That Prove Why Sublime Still Matters

    The story of Long Beach's most successful band rarely emphasizes its multicultural roots, its ability to seamlessly blend disparate genres or its importance in creating a globally appealing pop sound out of a mass of local musical influences. Instead, most considerations of ska-punk outfit Sublime f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

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    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 27, 2012

    The Guy Who Got No Doubt Discovered Needs Your Help With His New Book

    Tazy Phyllipz has literally made a career out of helping unknown bands grow their audiences. If you don't believe me, just ask No Doubt, Sublime and Maroon 5 - three groups who received airplay on Phyllipz's radio program The Ska Parade long before corporate America knew what a hollaback girl was. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Sublime vs. No Doubt? Manager/producer Miguel Happoldt Says 'No Doubt was like Richie Cunningham and Sublime was like Fonzie'

    See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents*Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit--And Where Everyone is Now*No Doubt in Their Own WordsNo Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and Shove  afte ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2012

    No Doubt In Their Own Words

    An oral history of OC's greatest band and their newest album, 'Push and Shove'

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2012

    Sublime with Rome

    Verizone Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Culture

    June 14, 2012

    Jack Martinez and His Black Flys Are Back!

    The '90s may be long gone, but not OC's infamous, lunatic eyewear brand

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    We Check Up on the Long Beach Addresses in Sublime's Riot Song "April 29, 1992 (Miami)"

    Yesterday marked 20 years since the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the videotaped beating of Rodney King incited several days of violence and looting in South Central Los Angeles. But it's also been 20 years since a similarly motivated uprising erupted in nearby Long Beach, resulting in numerous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Sublime Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the LA Riots With a T-Shirt

    ​ "April 26, 1992. There was a riot in the streets tell me where were you?" Does it matter that "April 29, 1992," Bradley Nowell's take on the LA riots had the wrong date in the lyrics? Nope--it's still one of the most memorable historical documents of the riots, which took place over six days, wh ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Drummer Floyd 'Bud' Gaugh Quits Sublime With Rome

    [Mental Notes] Plus, 'Slayer Bob' lights up your holidays

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    December 12, 2011

    Drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh Quits Sublime With Rome

    ​See also: KROQ Acoustic Christmas Night One The Intranets (it's a series of tubes -- look it up) is reporting that Sublime With Rome drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh has quit the band. Now, before anyone freaks out and burns all their Sublime With Rome merchandise, there is a sweeter, softer side t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Justin Timberlake to Hold Office in Irvine?

    [Mental Notes] Pop star buys a piece of the old-school Internet. Plus, Paul Leary on Rome Ramirez

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    June 29, 2011

    Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary on Sublime With Rome: '[Rome]'s Going to Make it With or Without Sublime'

    ​A few months ago I talked to Paul Leary for our story on  Bradley Nowell's death anniversary. Leary produced Sublime's eponymous major label debut. Since Leary also produced Yours Truly, Sublime with Rome's forthcoming album (out July 12), the conversation obviously gravitated toward the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sublime with Rome Debuts Song with Wiz Khalifa

    ​ Called "Can You Feel It," the song is not bad; it namedrops Far East Movement's "Like a G6," there's some dubstep, there's an interesting rap and it's not a ripoff of old Sublime songs, so it's better than their last single, "Panic." It's interesting, though, to distinguish between Sublime and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    KROQ's Sublime Interview: A Blast From the Past

    ​Today KROQ reposted a 1995 interview they did with Sublime; it's hilarious. Bradley Nowell, Bud Gaugh, Eric Wilson and Lou-Dog were all chilling backstage at KROQ's Weenie Roast. Ron Jeremy is in it too! Watch it after the jump.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Sublime's Former Drummer and DJ Marshall Goodman, Remembers Bradley Nowell

    Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell, who died 15 years ago today, 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 the surf p ... More >>

  • 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 24, 2011

    Ska Parade's Tazy Phyllipz Remembers Bradley Nowell

    Sublime frontman 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 the s ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Reel Big Fish's Aaron Barrett on Bradley Nowell: 'Our Song Beer Was Our Attempt at Writing a Sublime Song'

    Aaron Barrett (center) with his band, Reel Big Fish​Sublime frontman 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 ... 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

    May 19, 2011

    Peer Reviews

    Other musicians have a few Brad Nowell stories to tell

  • Music

    May 19, 2011

    Bradley Nowell: Feb. 22, 1968-May 25, 1996

    Dad Jim Nowell and widow Troy Holmes reflect on the late Sublime front man

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Five Heroin Overdoses Worse Than Casey Royer's

    ​Yesterday, Casey Royer (D.I., Social Distortion, Adolescents) got busted for overdosing on heroin. In front of his 12-year-old. He's now been charged with two counts of child abuse and endangerment, as well as use and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He could get up to tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Ska Parade Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Slidebar Tonight​Long-running radio show the Ska Parade is in the midst of celebrating its 20th anniversary, which means the program is older than some of its listeners. It also means a birthday party is in order, so SP head honcho Tazy Phyllipz decided to celebrate by hitting the road with the Ska Par ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    The Ziggens


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    September 16, 2010

    Marc B. Releases 'Mr. American' on World Food Program Benefit

    Jackie Connor/OC Weekly​More formally known as Marc Beauregard, Marc B. delivers a smooth surfy acoustic sound, sans Dick Dale's bright guitar riffs. Although his EP, The Yellow Jelly, was released in 2006, he's brought Maxx Farris on percussion and Yoni Berk on bass and ukulele to bring a variety ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Sublime's Soundscape

    Follow the Long Beach band's song way

  • 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

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Sublime's Soundscape: Follow the Long Beach Band's Song Way

    CLICK THE MAP TO ENLARGE!In this week's cover story, you can read about how Sublime evolved into Sublime with Rome, 14 years after Bradley Nowell died. How Sublime--deeply rooted in Long Beach's iconography--made their mark on the city is part of that story. Sublime loved Long Beach--you c ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    Wanted: Local Music

    [Mental Notes] We're reviewing local releases. In other news, you can buy the Sublime tour van, watch the Growlers at HOB or go to Fearless Records' tour

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    July 19, 2010

    Buy The Sublime Van On eBay

    ​How much of a Sublime fan are you? Get an original relic from the original lineup--all you need is $19,000, and you could buy the original Sublime tour van on eBay. The seller's page says it was used throughout their career, shown on album covers and mentioned in songs such as "All You Need" and ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    An Interview With a Rare Breed: OC Blogger Indie Peddler

    [Mental Notes] Plus Weenie Roast highs and lows

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    June 7, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Weenie Roast

    Andrew YoussefScott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots​Check out our slideshows here and here!Last week, I put together a Weenie Roast guide for Saturday's event, where I talked about incredible buzz bands you shouldn't miss, along with the bands to skip so you could go to the bathroom. Well, after sp ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Weeding Out the Weenie Roast

    Our handy-dandy guide to sorting the wieners from the dogs

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    The Dirty Heads Up for Best Hip-Hop, Best World Honors at OC Music Awards

    Huntington Beach band tours in April as opener for Sublime with Rome

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    The Like: Don't Hate

    [Mental Notes] Also, Sublime With Rome to Roam, Thom Yorke Makes Peace

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    BREAKING: Sublime Lawsuit Settled; Showdates Planned

    So the last we heard from the Long Beach-based Sublime, their future as a band was in jeopardy. As you know, after original lead singer Bradley Nowell had died of a heroin overdose in 1996 and the remaining members of Sublime decided to reform in 2009 with a new lead singer, 21-year-old Rome Ramirez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Judge to Sublime: Stop.

    ​Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California ruled Tuesday that original Sublime members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh cannot perform under the moniker that made them famous. This ruling, according to the Los Angeles Times, "will be upheld until the breach-of- ... More >>

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    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

    September 2, 2009

    Sublime Reunion Part Deux

    ​Bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh are hitting the stage as Sublime, just like they did in February. But unlike the previous gig, held at some tiny Mexican restaurant in a Nevada town no one's ever heard of, this show is actually pretty big.It's part of Cypress Hill's Smokeout, a gathering ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    January 10, 2008

    Wrong Way


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