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40 Oz To Freedom Sublime Tribute @ The Foggy Goggle, Sunday River Me
Sunday River - Foggy GoggleJanuary 31, 2015 9:00 PM
97 Summit Road 3rd floor
Bethel, ME 4261
Though the seminal Southern California ska-punk band Sublime stopped performing in 1996, with the death of its lead singer/songwriter Bradley Nowell, fans of the group's music can rest easy knowing that there're tribute groups like 40 Oz To Freedom that are intent on dutifully recreating the well-known songs that Sublime became known for. With members from San Diego, the trio is able to maintain the original band's characteristic California swagger and listeners have taken to 40 Oz To Freedom's sound so well that it was awarded the San Diego Music Award for best tribute band in 2010.
Cruel Hand is hardcore band that comes from Portland Maine. They are a young band that has worked hard to make a name for themselves in the scene by relentlessly touring month after month in the US. They have quickly made a name and reputation in the East Coast music scene. Their third album titled Lock and Key released in 2011 has been met with rave reviews about the band's potential and hardcore work ethic.
Greensky Bluegrass is a bluegrass band from Kalamazoo, Michigan that was formed in 2000 as a three-piece outfit. While recording its debut album Less Than Supper in 2004, the band decided to fill its soundscape by hiring a bassist and dobro player. After the band acquired these two additional instrumentalists, it managed to anchor its jangly sound and gave its live performances depth. Greensky Bluegrass released the first volume of its live album series, All Access in 2009, followed by Volume 2 in 2010. With its refined sound, the band began to reach out to a broader audience, particularly with its fourth and most acclaimed studio album, Handguns. The effort debuted in 2011 at number three on US Bluegrass charts.