Sublime with Rome came to Atlanta on July 23, 2010. They played to a packed house at The Masquerade Music Park.

I was surprised to see all the young people there, teens and early twenties.  I enjoyed Sublime in 1996 when they released their multi-platinum selling  “Sublime”.  I remember driving around with my friends cranking that CD!  To see that they have since reformed with Rome Ramirez as their new singer/guitarist, I had to see it for myself.

I was blown away at how good they really were.  I had done some research before the show and read numerous reviews that were mostly negative.

All I can say is Rome has found himself and his comfort zone on stage.  He did not just stand there and sing… He moved and moved everyone in the audience. The rhythm section was rock solid.

After the show, The Backstage Beat talked to Eric Wilson (Bassist) and asked him how he felt about Rome. He told us “Rome is the next big thing.  We are excited to have him and we are looking forward to what he will do with us in the studio in September. You know he co-wrote the Dirty Heads hit song “Lay Me Down” don’t you?”  Of course we knew that Eric! ;)

Todd Forman on Sax and Keys also took some time to talk with us. Todd is very happy with the new set up and is looking forward to getting into the studio as well.  The Backstage Beat will have an exclusive taped interview with Todd up later this week.

So for now, we leave you with this…. Sublime with never be the same.  Bradley is gone.  If you are willing to embrace the new set up and Rome Ramirez, you will enjoy what they are doing.   As for The Backstage Beat, we can not wait to see what these boys kick out this fall!

Thanks to all the guys in Sublime with Rome for taking the time to talk with us and to Lisa  for the passes to cover the show!