Live at Lafayette Theater
BADFISH, a Tribute To Sublime
is a tribute band dedicated to the music of Sublime and not to be confused with the original "Badfish" from Southern California. The group is named after a song appearing on the album 40oz. to Freedom. Formed in 2001 at the University of Rhode Island, the group's members, who were computer science majors, began playing local Rhode Island clubs and quickly began selling out shows. They continued touring the East Coast and Midwest of the U.S., becoming popular on college campuses among Sublime fans who never were able to see the band due to Bradley Nowell's 1996 death. Since then the group has done multiple national tours per year. In 2008, the band was nominated for Best Tribute Act in the Boston Music Awards.
GREEN ROOM ROCKERS
This sound is the ..Hoosier Homegrown, ..a mix of love and obsession that’s manifested itself off the banks of the Wabash River. A little ways off of US 231, 7 men have built a shrine to their common love of ..Reggae, Soul, and American roots music.. away from the civilized world. There they hone their craft day and night mixing modern and vintage sounds of Jamaica and America while always looking back to the late 60’s for inspiration. They keep to themselves, more interested in the sound of soul than the eye of the camera, but every now and again one might catch them filling bars and clubs around the Midwest with their sound. It is told that if the Pabst is cold and the moon is full, a spell falls over all those who experience their live show making feet move and sweat drip.Catch a glimpse of this modern oddity as they emerge for the first time to wander across the country.
"The Green Room Rockers have quickly become one of the local scene's hottest draws, blending first wave ska, reggae and soul music. Live, the band is energetic and quickly gets the crowd moving.".... Journal and Courier 4/27/07 - Tim Brouk
"Lafayette’s Green Room Rockers are the undisputed kings of Indiana ska, taking it back to ska’s soul and R&B roots." ....June Jenkings Heraldtimesonline.com
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