Badfish — Sublime Tribute,
Kings & Comrades
Friday, December 22nd, 2017
at The Ardmore Music Hall
7pm Reserved Doors
7:30pm GA Doors
$20 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $15 4 pks / Reserved Available
Over the past 14 years, Pat Downes, Scott Begin, and Joel Hanks, collectively known as Badfish, have traversed borders, adopted friends, cruised highways, popped tires, loitered in parking lots, stormed clubs, blazed festivals, and raised the decibel level across their broad tour terrain. Their mission, throughout their eminent career, has remained the same: bring the awesome music and message of Sublime to their spirited fans, wherever they may be. In paying tribute to one of the most galvanizing musical acts in history, Badfish try to revive the Sublime experience by keeping faithful to their downto-earth,
punk rock attitude. Eschewing wigs and gimmicks, Badfish’s philosophy is to deliver
Sublime's music faithfully, spread good vibes, and push the envelope of performance to create a concert experience that surges with energy and originality.
Formed at the University of Rhode Island in 2001, Badfish have gone from packing fraternity basements to selling out prominent venues across the country, including House Of Blues clubs across the country, New Jersey's Starland Ballroom, Town Ballroom in Buffalo, and Revolution in Fort Lauderdale. In the process of mastering their act and multiplying their fans, Badfish have passed many milestones, including the recording of three live albums, performing with musical heroes The Wailers, and sharing the stage with members of Sublime, including saxophonists Todd Foreman and Tim Wu, and Sublime's original drummer Bud Gaugh. While they’re proud of these achievements, their focus
remains on their audience. Whether they’re playing a 50-person barroom or a raging three-day festival, Badfish strive to rock the house. No matter the size (or smell) of the venue, Badfish aim to throw a party at their shows that will bring together their eclectic listeners and conjure the thrill and the power of the music of Sublime.
**Kings & Comrades**
Philadelphia-based reggae outfit Kings & Comrades began as an acoustic duo in 2006 and has since evolved into a prominent 7-piece band, including a full horn section. With conscious original music and an authentic, soulful sound, the band aims to bring their uplifting message to the masses. The group has released two EPs and one full-length album, with the most recent release, «Get Away,» debuting at #7 on the iTunes reggae charts. In 2013, the Kings performed their biggest show to date at the California Roots Festival, where they shared the bill and a sold-out crowd with reggae giants including Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, and Matisyahu. They've also shared local stages with bands like Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, The Green, Ballyhoo, Mike Pinto, Three Legged Fox, and many more. Kings and Comrades are currently in the studio working on their second full-length album, which is due out in 2018.
Suburban Sensi formed in 2008 and quickly jumped into the local music scene mostly doing Reggae and classic rock covers as well as original songs. The band has kept evolving and has now a large arsenal of original material and covers and have played all over the Tri-State area. What was once just a group of young Dudes hanging around and jamming in a basement has evolved into a musical mission: a desire to spread good vibes and good tunes throughout, to all those Tuned In, Connected, Vibe-Friendly people around the World.
Tickets go on sale Friday 7/14 @ 12pm: bit.ly/Badfish_AMH