Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and “funk” would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear with this GrouponLive deal to see Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime at House of Blues Orlando. For $12, you get one general-admission ticket for Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m. (up to a $24 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Since the untimely death of Sublime’s lead singer, Bradley Nowell, in 1996, fans have flocked to Badfish's show to hear faithful live renditions of tracks from the ska-punk legends' three-album catalog. The band enthralls 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 Badfish’s 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.