- $17 for one general admission ticket (up to $26.14 value)
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
- How long they’ve carried the Sublime torch: since 1996
- What puts them head and shoulders above other Sublime tribute acts: besides mastering the good-time essence, upstroke guitar, and copious genre-bending, they’ve developed an arena-filling fanbase of their own
- Other things they’ve got that tribute bands rarely get: press from Spin and Rolling Stone, who heralded them as “one of the most successful tribute bands out there.”
- How the real Sublime would feel about Badfish: They’d probably love them, considering that Sublime’s drummer Bud Gaugh is a fan. His band Del Mar has even opened for Badfish.
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.