Cover bands look and sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal to see Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime at Bogart's. For $9, you get one general-admission ticket for standing room on Tuesday, April 9, at 8 p.m. (up to a $19.12 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Badfish – A Tribute To Sublime
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.” Even Sublime's drummer, Bud Gaugh is a fan—his band Del Mar has opened for Badfish twice and he's even played with the tribute group himself.
Live, Badfish 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 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.