WILMINGTON — It was a hot summer day filled with music, dancing and art when the Slightly Stoopid summertime tour stopped in the Port City Aug. 6.
California-based Slightly Stoopid headlined the show with its amalgamation of rock, folk, reggae, and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk. The band released 13 albums and was originally signed by Sublime’s Bradley Nowell in the early ’90s.
The 16-song setlist included guest Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 on two of its songs. The band covered Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How it Feels” and Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower.” The seven-piece group closed out the show with a three-song encore, including a cover of the Beastie Boys’ “Intergalactic.”
Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of American ska punk band Sublime, and singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez. The reggae alt-rock group mostly performs songs by the original Sublime, fronted by Nowell until his death in 1996.
Wilson and Ramirez began performing together in 2009 under the name “Sublime” until a legal snafu with Nowell’s estate forced them to change it — hence Sublime with Rome was born the following year.
Current members include Wilson (bass), Ramirez (lead vocals, guitar), and Carlos Verdugo (drums). The trio released its first album “Blessings” in May 2019.
Sublime with Rome played all the hits, opening with “April 29, 1992,” and closing with “Santeria.”
The Movement, a reggae band based in Columbia, South Carolina, kicked things off that night, joined for a song by Chali 2na. Hip hop group Atmosphere followed. The Minneapolis duo consists of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ and producer Ant (Anthony Davis).
Below are pictures from the show, captured by Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media.
Top of the World
If You Want it
Up on a Plane
Hold it Down
You Don’t Know How it Feels
Closer to the Sun
One More Night
Sublime with Rome
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