Sublime has teamed up with Secret Walls and Heavy Grass to host a live-illustration battle in celebration of the bands 30th anniversary!
Two curated teams of three artists, armed solely with black markers or acrylic paint, will go head-to-head to see who comes up with the sickest freestyle Sublime-themed art in just 90 minutes.
Sublime’s legendary artist, Opie Ortiz, will be there as a guest MC & judge. On the turntables from Robbin’ The Hood, DJ Product 1969©!
AleSmith’s Sublime Mexican Lager will be featured along with Huitlacoche food truck and more, all while celebrating #Sublime30th.
This is a FREE, 21+ event. Space is limited so first come, first serve. Donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to Music Saves Lives.
Sat, September 29, 2018
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
START Los Angeles
2270 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
It has been 10 years since the Stray Cats rocked the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, however Thursday night it felt like the trio hadn’t skipped a beat.
Fans were ready to jump, jive and wail along with Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom, who just recently reunited to play three stops in 2018 including the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend back in April, the Naperville Ribfest in Illinois in July and added two nights at Pacific Amphitheatre.
The audience members in Costa Mesa made it clear that they wanted the Stray Cats. Numerous guests turned out in their rockabilly garb, sporting cuffed jeans, flat caps, rolled up T-shirt sleeves, slicked back or pompadour hairstyles, dresses straight out of the ’50s or wearing other vintage Stray Cats-branded swag
As the lights went down and a curtain was removed over the band’s signature light-up sign and large cat logo, the trio emerged and got right with it, kicking the show off with “Runaway Boys.” Like a well-oiled machine, the band blasted through it with ease. By the end of the song, Setzer, who killed it on guitar, raised his arm and let out a “Yeah!” like he knew they had nailed it.
Though it had been a decade since these childhood friends from Long Island, NY had shared a stage, there’s an instant chemistry. They play so well off of each other, each musician a master at his craft. Setzer has such control when he’s wailing away on his guitar and his vocals are still so sharp whether he’s belting it out during songs like “Gene & Eddie” or crooning along with “I Won’t Stand in Your Way.”
Slim Jim, who plays while standing, makes drumming just look so casual and he must have one heck of a chiropractor to keep his posture in check. Rocker is not only a phenomenal upright bassist, but a great singer as his vocals shine during “Bring It Back Again” and a cover of “My Baby Left Me,” a song written by blues singer Arthur Crudup and later famously covered by Elvis Presley.
Fans clapped, danced and sang along to every word of favorites such as “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” “Built for Speed” and “Rock This Town.” There were even a few famous faces rocking along in the audience including No Doubt drummer Adrian Young and Green Day anchor Tré Cool.
“How’s it sounding you guys, all right?’,” Setzer asked the crowd. “I’ll admit, I’m a little rusty.”
He certainly didn’t sound it as the group launched into “Lust ‘n’ Love” and the punk rock song “Blast Off.” They cut loose during “Fishnet Stockings” and before heading into the encore, hit the audience with its biggest hit, “Rock This Town.”
The band members excited for the encore and returned to the stage, having switched out their collared bowling shirts for simple black shirts.
“I guess we shouldn’t have waited so long, huh?’,” Setzer asked before hitting the crowd with the rousing “Rumble in Brighton.” The band ended the evening with a cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Somethin’ Else.”
July 30th in 1996, Sublime released their self-titled Album. Sublime became a huge success, staying on the charts for over a year and a half and going 5x Platinum. Beyond that, tracks like “Santeria” “What I Got” “Doin’ Time” and many more off the album have become iconic songs, and are still played today!
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Beat Root Revival has been making serious headway in Austin, TX music scene. Playing shows at least four days a week, but this week, they have something new in store for us… A brand new original song featured – check out the gorgeous and inspiring new video ‘Up’ here!
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! summer tour wrapped up yesterday at the Lowell Summer Music Series. Brian started the tour in Santa Ynez, CA on June 1st and has rocked the stages in places like Sacramento, Napa, Austin, Tulsa, Atlanta, Charleston and Atlantic City. A huge thank you goes out to all the fans for making this tour great!
Surfdog, Inc./Dave Kaplan Management announced that Scott Seine has been promoted to President of the Encinitas, California-based company.
Seine, who for the past seven years has served as Executive VP/General Manager of both Surfdog and DKM, has presided over the most successful years in the company’s 33-year history, overseeing several top-charting releases and significant campaigns by artists including Glen Campbell, Eric Clapton, Brian Setzer, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Sublime and others.
“Scott is one of those fairy-tale work stories, coming to Surfdog/DKM 16 years ago as the lowest-level intern and rising all the way up to become president of the company,” said Dave Kaplan, Owner/Founder of Surfdog/DKM. “He has it all-great music instincts, relates amazingly with artists, good soul, busts his butt, and sincerely wants to excel for the clients. He now might be a better surfer than me too (but I said might be)!”
“I’m honored to be a part of such a great and passionate team, under Dave’s invaluable mentorship,” added Seine. “I’ve always had an insatiable thirst for music, so it’s a privilege and dream to live that in a career and to work with our amazing artists. All while next to a cool ocean breeze!”
In his new role as president, Seine will now oversee all staff, business strategy, and company initiatives for the label and management company.