Upcoming shows you should check out
BADFISH: A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME
Thursday, November 5, Cone Denim Events Center, 117 South Elm St., 336-378-9646
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime is a tribute band dedicated to playing 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. See them with Sun Dried Vibes on November 5
Friday, November 6, Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave.
Join us for an evening of roots music reflecting the stories of the Appalachian and the Piedmont regions, both traditions and contemporary, with singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett and friends. One of the most sought-after voices in creative collaborations, she co-founded the group Polecat Creek. In recent year Laurelyn has partnered with Triad Stage’s Preston Lane on five plays featuring regional folklore and original music. Laurelyn is a frequent performer at regional music festivals such as Merlefest and has been a guest on the radio show Prairie Home Companion. She has toured with folk legend Alice Gerrard, songwriter Diana Jones, and the NC Symphony. This free show is at 7 p.m.
Friday, November 6, Ziggy’s, 170 W. 9th St.
Soul Asylum’s story begins in 1981, when three friends from Minneapolis, MN decided to form a band. Guitarist Dan Murphy, bassist Karl Mueller, and then drummer Dave Pirner began playing under the name Loud Fast Rules, with Murphy and Pirner taking turns on vocals. In 1983, Pirner moved from drums to lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and the band formerly known as Loud Fast Rules became Soul Asylum. They quickly became frontrunners of college radio and began hitting the road with a vengeance, garnering a reputation as America’s best live band. Word was spreading and so was their loyal and growing audience.
Soul Asylum followed up the success of 1992’s Grave Dancers Union with Let Your Dim Light Shine in 1995, which climbed to #6 on the Billboard 200 and featured the #1 Modern Rock track “Misery.” After releasing Candy From a Stranger in 1998, the band members wanted to concentrate on writing and took a break from recording.
Soul Asylum reconvened in 2004 to begin work on their ninth full-length album, joined by a new drummer, Michael Bland.
Sadly, shortly thereafter, Karl was diagnosed with throat cancer and passed away after finishing his work on the new album. The Silver Lining was released in 2006 and dedicated to Karl Mueller’s life and memory.
Today the heart and soul of Soul Asylum remains and they continue to produce honest and passionate rock n’ roll. Soul Asylum 2015 consists of Pirner, Michael Bland on drums, Winston Roye on bass, and Justin Sharbono on guitar. !