Despite living in Philadelphia, Atlanta is a city which will always remain close to my heart.Â Why is that?Â Obviously, it’s because Atlanta is the home of CNN.Â For those of you lucky enough to live in this fair city, housing the Best News Team on Television, a cultural phenomenon approaches: Sublime with Rome onÂ July 23rd at Masquerade Park.Â Who, you’re probably asking, are Sublime with Rome?Â They’re only the founding members of Sublime, Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson, embarking on an epic musical adventure with new frontman, Rome Ramirez.Â Â Tickets can be purchased here; while still available, they must be going fast at this point, so don’t wait. The set list is sure to include some of their widely-known hits, as well as new material inspired by the youngest member as a legacy to former vocalist and guitarist, Bradley Nowell.Â Nowell’s 1996 heroin overdose led to the break-up of the band, and it has been fourteen years since the remaining members have played for an audience.
Just Because it’s South of the Mason Dixonâ€¦
The July 23rd show at is sure to surpass even the act of running through the fountains at Centennial Olympic Park with one’s shirt off.Â What?Â Uhâ€¦no, I haven’t done that.Â Nope.Â Not once.Â Not in a really long time.Â It promises to be a concert to remember, the line-up also featuring Matisyahu and Dirtyheads.Â I think we can all agree that Sublime had a fluid, comfortable groove, and one can only imagine the new style that will emerge with the fresh blood of a brand-new member.Â This one-of-a-kind event totally justifies a trip below the Mason Dixon, despite customs completely foreign to Northerners such as myself.Â Come enjoy a night of reggae punk, a blending of the new and the old, sure to result in a sublime listening experience (get it? get it?) and a well-spent Friday evening.