This past weekend I went to see my favorite band, 311. We had great seats, the best I've ever sat in at Verizon Amphitheater (in Irvine). I actually had seat 311 which is awesome. The night was fantastic!
It's about the 25th time I've seen 311...yeah I am a hardcore fan. They were amazing, as per usual! Also incredible? Sublime with Rome. Rome is such a talented dude. His voice is really similar to Badley Nowell's and he's done a great job picking up where the band left off.
Apparently they aren't allowed to use the name Sublime because Bradley owned all rights. Since he passed away his family won't let the remaining band members use the name. Kinda lame if you ask me. It's not the rest of the band cause Bradley to overdose on drugs. Kids, DO NOT do drugs.
Sublime With Rome played for a good hour and the entire crowd was on their feet singing the new and old songs. After they finished their set 311 came out and played for nearly two hours. Despite the fact I've seen them so many times, it's still so exciting for me to hear them play my favorite songs live. Plus Nick Hexum (lead singer) isn't so bad to look at ;)
I'm really loving 311's new CD, Universal Pulse. It took me awhile to get into it but now I am obsessed. Also obsessed with Sublime with Rome's song "PCH". I've been listening to it on repeat for the past few days. It makes me want to take off down the coastline blasting the song. If you have a few minutes it's worth a listen. And check out their CD, Yours Truly. I'm loving the song "Panic" because it's a real throwback to old Sublime and the whole ska movement.
If you're a music lover and you enjoy the rock, alternative, ska, punk sounds and are somehow not familiar with these two bands, def check them out...STAT!