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 untimely 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 continues to channel the spirit of Sublime 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. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does!
Dale and the ZDubs
A fresh rock reggae groove is flowing out of DC and its name is Dale and the ZDubs! With songs about relationships, dreams, failures, and people that have inspired or slept with them, DZD has a little something for everyone. Emphasis on “little.” The band has been causing a stir with their high energy live shows featuring hip-hop collaborations, multi-part vocal harmonies, and abominably radical solos from guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and harmonica. Sometimes Dale gets naked, too. DZD pride themselves on “pushin the weird” and “bringing up the vibe” whether it be on stage, in your backyard, or in your bedroom. Keep an eye out (or two) in the greater Washington DC area for upcoming shows and the debut full-length album!