Most tributes strive to reach the bar set by Mount Rushmore, with its stunning grandeur, colossal scale, and liberal use of dynamite. Take in an explosive musical tribute with today's Groupon: for $6, you get one general-admission ticket to see 40 Oz to Freedom's Sublime tribute concert at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana on Saturday, July 2, at 8 p.m. (up to $15 value). Doors open at 6 p.m. for this all-ages show. A two-drink minimum is required, and available at the door are $5 vouchers valid for soda, juice, or milk.
40 Oz to Freedom pays tribute to Sublime's signature reggae beats, punk lyrics, and rock riffs by banging out energetic live shows that scored them the title of Best Tribute Band at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards. Lead singer Dane Scott not only sports the vital white tank top and inked arms, but he also captures the indifferent melancholy of "Doin' Time," dutifully belting out Bradley Nowell's original lyrics lamenting the lethargic woes of summertime when the livin's easy. Terry Davis lays down the infectious bass line, and drummer Mark LeBlanc keeps time in "Wrong Way," Sublime's account of their memorable, though hazard-ridden, road trip across England. Audience members can soak in the acoustics of this intimate venue from the general-admission section or call ahead to make dinner reservations for priority seating (requires minimum $9.95 food purchase/person).
3503 S Harbor Blvd.
Sana Ana, California 92704