10 Bands Like Sublime
While no one is exactly the same, these 10 bands like Sublime come close. The Ska/Punk/Raggae influenced Subline hit the California scene back in 1994 and spawned a new, radio friendly alternative to the post-grunge era. While many bands sound similar, there is only one Sublime.
- Slightly Stoopid. This group formed in 1995 makes the list of bands like Sublime for their admitted influence and very familiar sound. From Ocean City, California, the band has a cult like following of their own.
- Long Beach Dub All-Stars. Having two members of the original band, how can they not make the list of bands like Sublime. The 1996 death of the Sublime singer left the bassist and drummer to form this band and continue the Sublime sound.
- The Expendables. This entry on the list of bands like Sublime add their own twist to the distinctive Ska/Punk/Raggae sound. They have been referred to as the "Electronica Sublime" by music reviewers.
- Pepper. Hailing from Hawaii, this 1996 formed group makes the list of bands like Sublime. They add their own island twist to the Raggae sound, but share a fan base with other bands similar to Sublime.
- 311. Possibly the most successful group on the list of bands like Sublime. The band has broke the top 15 on the Billboard charts multiple times since their initial release in 1995
- The Dirty Heads. Maybe a bit obscure, but they definitely fit the list of bands like Sublime. Coming out of the surf culture, they mix classic Sublime sounds with sonic surf riffs.
- Passafire. This band's name is a take-off on the word "pacifier" and symbolizes them being babies in the Sublime sound. The band makes the list of bands like Sublime for keeping the sound fresh.
- Rebelution. This grassroots group makes the list of bands like Sublime. Their Raggae/Punk style appeals to Sublime fans in their hometown of Santa Barbara, California.
The Supervillians. This southern Florida group hits the list of bands like Sublime. The dread wearing musicians have a surfer attitude and a Reggae/Punk sound.
- Reel Big Fish. This final entry of bands like Sublime hit the mainstream radio back in the mid 1990s. Compared to Sublime from the beginning, the band has made a name for itself.