At this point, the last remaining member of Sublime currently in Sublime with Rome is bassist Eric Wilson—and though vocalist Rome Ramirez has the same sweetly clear singing voice as Bradley Nowell, rumors are abundant that the group may change their moniker in the future. Former drummer Bud Gaugh (of the original Sublime, who left […]
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 new album and comparisons between Rome Ramirez and Bradley Nowell. Leary […]
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 […]
Check out a slideshow of the Sublime with Rome concert here! Sublime with Rome July 30, 2010 Orange County Fair – Pacific Amphitheater The Show: Orange County and the rest of the world was robbed when Sublime singer Bradley Nowell overdosed in 1996 just two months shy of the band's multi-platinum, self-titled release. Fifteen years later, […]
“You smoke weed, dude?” Rome Ramirez has just taken a break from discussing the relative merits of Range Rovers and Escalades to light up a glass pipe. After inhaling a deep hit, he leans forward to offer the remainder before stretching back in a chair set up between two speakers; smoke billows from his nostrils. […]
WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?It’s tempting to hate on LA’s The Like, who played Alex’s Bar on Feb. 28. The group features four attractive young women, with three original members born into the music business (parents: a former Geffen A&R man, producer and a drummer for Elvis Costello, respectively). Those kind of connections probably—okay, definitely—helped the […]
Gomez Liquid Skin Hut/Virgin Leave it to five British lads to remind us cheeky colonists that rock N roll doesn't have to be about the nookie. Like Radiohead, another highly ambitious five-piece, Gomez dabble with arresting textures, odd instrumentation (banjos, cellos and drum machines, oh, my!) and challenging song structures (albeit without Thom Yorke's wilting […]