Sublime tribute band performs

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 10, 2011 7:10 AM

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Sublime tribute band Secondhand Smoke will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. Admission is $10.

Members Christ Gelbuda, Graham Czach, and Brad Dickert formed the group in February 2007 in Chicago. They were inspired by the Southern California sound of the 1990s, primarily created by Sublime. This music had a reggae quality to it but still contained a rock vibe. Four years later, the trio now plays all of Sublime’s songs. The three-hour set includes nonstop dancing and energetic vocals. Together, the members have toured across the United States and the Caribbean.

The name of the band derives from Sublime’s 1997 album, which was produced one year after lead singer Bradley Nowell’s death. Sublime formed in the late 1980s in Long Beach, Calif. The group helped to establish a punk-rock movement that became popular in the mid-90s with its three studio albums.

After splitting up in 1996, the group reunited with a new singer in 2009. The new group called itself Sublime with Rome, and it still plays regularly. Secondhand Smoke tries not to perform when the original band is touring.

— by Laura Willis

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