The band goes on minus the lead singer Brad Nowell . It is now known as " Long Beach dub All Stars " . Also try " RX Brandits " . For something different that flies under the radar , try the band " Rusted Root " .
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I am a big fan of Sublime. Their "tightness" is unmatched by few bands. In some of their live recordings, Bradely could change things on the fly and the others would not miss a beat. I have tried to listen to Long Beach Dub All Stars and just can't get into to them. I think I am expecting to hear Sublime but, am always disappointed. You might look in to The Super Suckers. They have the raw but tight sound like Sublime.
I haven't listened much to Sublime, but this thread prompted me to check out the "genre" again. So, I went to Pandora and created a "station" for each of the following: Sublime, Blind Melon, Pepper and The Beautifuls Girls. Then I created a "quick mix" of those 4 artist/stations.
Pandora is a sort of Internet Radio, but you choose the artist, well sort of.... Pandora uses their "music genome project" to select artist that have similar musical styles. So, if you create a station for Sublime, Pandora will play music by Sublime and similar artist. If you create a "Quick mix" it will play songs by all of the artist in the mix, plus artist similar to the ones in the mix.
It's a pretty cool way to hear new music quickly. It does sometimes get kinda repeatative, so adding more artist to your quick mix will typically cut down on the repeatition.
Thanks for the tip about Pandora. Great concept behind the website and excellent execution. I started with The Cramps and it served up The Clash, Dead Kennedy's, Sex Pistols, The Reverend Horton Heat, Violent Femmes, Tom Waits, Haskel Adkins, The Germs, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, The Meteors, Frank Black, etc.
I already know and dig all of these bands, but Pandora went one step further and served up individual songs from each artists closest to The Cramps psychobilly style. Interesting software behind that. I'm sure part is based on similar user choices, but there has to be some categorizing behind it.
On top of that, it correctly inserted bands that I'd never heard of into the station picks. Surprisingly, about were exactly what I was looking for within that genre. I am actually thinking of buying the cd's for 4-5 artists as a result which is pretty damn rare considering that I worked at a Record label for years and hate spending money on unknown acts.
This could be the future of music promotion. Great vehicle for unknown bands to get exposure.
O Dark One!,
Yep, Pandora is excellent at doing exactly what you described. I often create a "station" for an artist I see mentioned on one of the forums, and Pandora plays that artist, plus artist that play a similar type of music.
I don't know what mechanism Pandora uses, but it does categorize music by certain attributes. Here is the verbiage about the "Music Genome Project" from the Pandora site:
The Music Genome Project®