Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

Best Shows in the Bay this week: Hozier, Arctic Monkeys, Billie Eilish and more

Best Shows in the Bay this week: Hozier, Arctic Monkeys, Billie Eilish and more

Via Hozier Another amazing slew of shows in the Bay Area this week highlighted by Hozier and Arctic Monkeys playing the Fox Theater and Bill Graham Civic, respectively. While all the Hozier and Arctic Monkeys shows are sold out, there are plenty of tickets available on resale sites, although it’ll cost ya. Same deal goes…

Weezer debuts new song “Can’t Knock the Hustle” starring Pete Wentz

Weezer debuts new song “Can’t Knock the Hustle” starring Pete Wentz

Weezer dropped some major news today. This morning on The Woody Show Rivers, Scott, and Brian debuted their brand new song “Can’t Knock the Hustle”, announced their new Black Album due out in early next year, AND announced a North American tour alongside alt-rock legends Pixies that will stop at the Oracle Arena on April…

Gary Clark Jr. residency in San Francisco, Treasure Island Music Festival, and more live shows in the Bay Area

Gary Clark Jr. residency in San Francisco, Treasure Island Music Festival, and more live shows in the Bay Area

Gary Clark Jr. is opening a week-long residency at The Fillmore, indie darlings Tennis are in town for an intimate, stripped-down show at The Chapel, European sensation Jain comes back to San Francisco for a rare visit, Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind provide a heavy dose of nostalgia, and the weekend brings the long-awaited return of the Treasure Island Music Festival with acts like Tame Impala, Lord Huron, and many more.

Comedian Kyle Kinane geeks out with Arthur on all things paranormal

Comedian Kyle Kinane geeks out with Arthur on all things paranormal

Kyle Kinane is a man of many talents. Not only is he an internationally touring headlining comedian, an actor who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, “Workaholics”, and HBO’s “Love”, he also claims to have invented science, although that one is up for debate. What’s not up for debate is Kyle’s hilarity. Kyle sat…

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Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

Sublime legacy lives on with Rome

Sublime legacy lives on with Rome


For most music lovers, there may be no feeling worse than never getting a chance to see one of your favorite bands live.

Whether it be a band before your time or a band that was gone too soon, the longing for that experience is real. For many of us who came of age in the 90’s and early 00’s, that band is Sublime.

The tragic loss of lead singer Bradley Nowell to a heroin overdose in San Francisco in 1996, two months prior to the release of their self-titled breakout album, meant that most of their devoted fan base never had the chance to connect with their music live. Rome Ramirez was one of those fans. Being only eight-years-old when Nowell passed away and Sublime disbanded, Rome, like many fans, didn’t fall in love with the band until long after. But a dream came true in 2009 when the surviving members of Sublime, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, took Rome, a then 21 year-old Fremont native, under their wing to reincarnate the band under the new name Sublime with Rome.

Over 20 years later, Sublime with Rome is working on their third album, continuing the legacy of one of the most beloved and influential bands of the last quarter century. The release of their latest single “Wicked Heart”, characterized by Eric Wilson’s signature bass grooves and Rome’s soulful delivery, brings the band back on tour in anticipation of their forthcoming album, which is due out early 2019.

A tour means a chance to experience original Sublime songs live: the band tends to play one-third hits, one-third deeper tracks, and one-third Sublime with Rome singles. For many of us who have grown up on Sublime, experiencing their sound live can be cathartic. The music seems to transcend the realm of sound and typify an entire lifestyle and mindset. Thankfully, its that legacy that lives on for a whole new generation of fans.

Catch Sublime with Rome live as they headline this year’s Concert for Kids on Thursday, December 13th at The Masonic in San Francisco.

Best Shows in the Bay this week: Hozier, Arctic Monkeys, Billie Eilish and more

Best Shows in the Bay this week: Hozier, Arctic Monkeys, Billie Eilish and more

Via Hozier Another amazing slew of shows in the Bay Area this week highlighted by Hozier and Arctic Monkeys playing the Fox Theater and Bill Graham Civic, respectively. While all the Hozier and Arctic Monkeys shows are sold out, there are plenty of tickets available on resale sites, although it’ll cost ya. Same deal goes…Continue Reading

Weezer debuts new song “Can’t Knock the Hustle” starring Pete Wentz

Weezer debuts new song “Can’t Knock the Hustle” starring Pete Wentz

Weezer dropped some major news today. This morning on The Woody Show Rivers, Scott, and Brian debuted their brand new song “Can’t Knock the Hustle”, announced their new Black Album due out in early next year, AND announced a North American tour alongside alt-rock legends Pixies that will stop at the Oracle Arena on April…Continue Reading

Gary Clark Jr. residency in San Francisco, Treasure Island Music Festival, and more live shows in the Bay Area

Gary Clark Jr. residency in San Francisco, Treasure Island Music Festival, and more live shows in the Bay Area

Gary Clark Jr. is opening a week-long residency at The Fillmore, indie darlings Tennis are in town for an intimate, stripped-down show at The Chapel, European sensation Jain comes back to San Francisco for a rare visit, Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind provide a heavy dose of nostalgia, and the weekend brings the long-awaited return of the Treasure Island Music Festival with acts like Tame Impala, Lord Huron, and many more.Continue Reading

Comedian Kyle Kinane geeks out with Arthur on all things paranormal

Comedian Kyle Kinane geeks out with Arthur on all things paranormal

Kyle Kinane is a man of many talents. Not only is he an internationally touring headlining comedian, an actor who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, “Workaholics”, and HBO’s “Love”, he also claims to have invented science, although that one is up for debate. What’s not up for debate is Kyle’s hilarity. Kyle sat…Continue Reading