Long Beach Dub Allstars
The Long Beach Dub Allstars are an American band from Long Beach, California. Formed in 1997 by surviving members of Sublime along with friends, they play a unique blend of punk rock, reggae, dub, ska and hip hop. After disbanding in 2002, some members went on to form bands such as Dubcat and Long Beach Shortbus. However, the LBDA reformed in 2012 and continue to captivate audiences with their infectious sound.
With their roots firmly planted in the vibrant music scene of Southern California, the Long Beach Dub Allstars have become synonymous with their genre-bending style. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of musical influences, they effortlessly fuse together elements of punk rock energy, reggae rhythms, dub beats, ska melodies and hip hop grooves.
Following the tragic loss of Sublime's lead singer Bradley Nowell in 1996, surviving members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh decided to carry on making music together. They enlisted the help of talented musicians from various other bands to form the Long Beach Dub Allstars. This collective effort resulted in a dynamic sound that captured the essence of their hometown's eclectic music scene.