Seeing music live is a great way to really feel the music, especially when you position yourself directly between the cymbals. Be at the center of it all with this GrouponLive deal for tckets to see Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime at House of Blues Orlando. For $12, you get general admission for Saturday, March 9, at 8:15 p.m. (up to a $24 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Since the untimely death of Sublime’s lead singer, Bradley Nowell, in 1996, fans have flocked to Badfish's shows to hear faithful live renditions of tracks from the ska-punk legends' three-album catalog. The group has mastered Sublime's good-time essence, creating a fan base that fills arenas while scoring praise from Spin and Rolling Stone, who heralded them as “one of the most successful tribute bands out there.” Live, they enthrall audiences with upstroke guitar, undulating bass, and copious genre-bending as they plow through the scratches and folkish acoustic plucking of "What I Got" as well as deeper cuts from lo-fi fan favorite Robbin' the Hood. Onstage charisma floats into the crowd as lead singer Pat Downes delivers a spot-on imitation of Nowell by mimicking a soulful warble that launches into a punk-tinged bark at the drop of a guitar pick.
House of Blues Orlando
Perched in Downtown Disney West Side, House of Blues Orlando resembles something of a backwoods theme park itself. Giant signs herald the venue from atop an old water tower taken from Mickey Mouse’s ancestral estate, and between trees wrapped entirely in twinkling lights stands a sprawling, neon-lit wooden roadhouse whose stage and lantern-strung patio bustle with boisterous entertainments nearly every night. A box of Delta Mississippi mud beneath its stage links it to its sister locations across the country.