The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does!
Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond
Barry Glibb -- lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead rhythm guitar
Mo'Royce Peterson -- lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead lead guitar
Disco Mountain Man -- lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead keyboards, lead cowbell
Andy Gibbous Waning -- lead bass, lead vocals, lead back-up vocals
The Lord Gibbeth -- lead drumss
Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond. Tragedy has changed the face of music forever. This band of flamboyant men dressed in spandex, leather and sequins, takes your favorite Bee Gees, disco and soft-rock classics and reinvents them in a Heavy Metal fashion. The result is aural ecstasy. You may enter the Tragedy experience unaware of your latent appreciation for gooey soft rock or flamboyant metal, but you shall emerge forever humbled by the greatness of Tragedy, covered in glitter and with a smile that will last for days.
Tragedy has sold out venues like Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl and Terminal 5 in their hometown of NYC, as well as those in far-away lands such as London, Glasgow, Disneyland, Austin, Boston, DC, Tampa. Festivals include Guilfest (UK, with Motorhead), Summer Breeze (Germany), Bloodstock (UK, headlining) and Hammerfest (UK, headlining). The band has appeared on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, Bruce Dickenson’s Rock Show and has received international airplay. Tragedy has released three critically acclaimed albums: We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, Humbled By Our Greatness, and their latest, Death to False Disco-Metal.
“Tragedy manage to dwell in the realm of novelty while far exceeding their worth as a concept . . . the aesthetic is somewhere in between the flamboyance of the disco-era Bee Gees and the flamboyance of mid-eighties hair metal, with some extra flamboyance thrown in for the sake of flamboyance.”
- Tiny Mix Tapes
“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies…essential listening.”
- The Sun, UK
“Everyone from Feist to Tom Jones has covered the disco hits of the Bee Gees, but perhaps no one does those gooey soft-rock numbers better than Tragedy…Shiny costumes, dramatic eye makeup and headbanging hilarity…”
- Village Voice
"The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for."
- Metal Rules
“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!”
Yellow Dubmarine: Recreating the music of the Beatles reggae style
Washington D.C. based Yellow Dubmarine blurs the lines of “tribute” with their whole heartedly original take on the beloved catalog of the boys from Liverpool. Naturally the first album that Yellow Dubmarine will tackle, released in fall 2011, is the last recorded by the Fab Four – Abbey Road, or should we say Abbey Dub…
“There was a natural vision for it,” they explain, “It is more of a concept album, and we knew it would be the perfect place to start.”
Horns where there were once voices, a slinky groove where there was once none, and a smooth mellow essence that seems to find the long lost island-roots soul of Abbey Road. It is quite simply a chance to hear the much loved classic album again…for the first time.
Voted as one of the Top 25 Albums of 2011 by Endless Boundaries Radio
“Yellow Dubmarine does a wonderful job of accomplishing their intended mission without ever resorting to clichés or taking the easy way out. Rearranging music this well known and having it come off this natural-sounding is quite a piece of work. To offer it as your debut album? That’s just crazy — crazy good, though.” – Jambands.com