Sublime was arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, but ended withthe untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a tribute to Sublime has continued to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not feltfor quite some time. They’ll be at the Town Ballroom on November 5th. Tickets are available at the Town Ballroom Box Office and  online here, or you can be a Freeloader and get in to win them from JACK's ticket stash.

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 is rivaling the biggest tributes in the music business including Dark Star Orchestra and Super Diamond.

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. The attitude of Sublime cannot be faked, so Badfish doesn’t try – its own tribute is one that works. What hits everyone the most is the heart that these four musicians pour into their show. These technically skilled players sound just like Sublime, and some fans say that seeing Badfish live is the most fun they’ve ever had at a show.