40 oz. to Freedom, a Sublime tribute band, is playing at Santa Ana’s Galaxy Concert Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 8 pm.
Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band’s line–up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell (vocals and guitar), Bud Gaugh (drums and percussion), and Eric Wilson (bass guitar). Michael “Miguel” Happoldt also contributed on a few Sublime songs, such as “New Thrash.” Lou Dog, Nowell’s dalmatian, was the mascot of the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996 and Sublime immediately split up, according to Wikipedia.
With the mainstream success of their self-titled album, going five times Multi-platinum and earning worldwide airplay, Sublime’s impact persists to this day. As one of the most popular ska-punk bands, it is credited with reviving popular interest in ska, as well as bringing punk rock into the mainstream. Their signature sound & their songs are often associated with the beach/coastal areas of California, such as San Diego, Venice Beach & Brad’s hometown Long Beach.
Several original members of Sublime announced in November that they would be touring with Rome Ramirez, as Sublime with Rome. They cannot use the name Sublime as it was trademarked by their original lead singer, Bradley Nowell, who died tragically of a heroin overdose in 1996.
Here are the directions to the Galaxy:
The are located at 3503 S Harbor Blvd in Santa Ana, CA
Telephone: (714) 957-0600 Fax: (714) 957-6605
From The Los Angeles Area:
Take the 405 south and exit at Harbor Blvd; Turn left. Go up five lights to Lake Center and turn right. Turn left into the second driveway.
From South Orange County and San Diego:
Take the 5 north to the 405 north and exit at Harbor Blvd; Turn right. Go up four lights to Lake Center and turn right. Turn left into the second driveway.
From Riverside and San Bernadino Counties
Take the 91 Freeway West to the 55 Freeway South. Take the 55 to the 405 Freeway North (towards Long Beach). Exit at Harbor Blvd. Turn right. Go up 4 lights to Lake Center and turn right. Turn left into the second driveway.