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Sublime With Rome will be joined by Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and Bleeker for a performance Wednesday, July 27, at Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys.
It will be a general admission show, with chairs only allowed in the lawn area.
Sublime With Rome features Rome Ramirez on vocals and guitar, Eric Wilson on bass, and Josh Freese on drums.
The band’s last studio album, “Sirens,” is the follow up to its 2011 debut, “Yours Truly.”
“Sirens” includes the jam “House Party” and features Dirty Heads on the title track.
“This was a song where the drums and synths and beat that I did were for Mickey Avalon and I liked it so much that I decided to keep it and save it for Sublime With Rome,” Ramirez said in a statement. “I had a random idea and asked Jared [Watson] to hop on the track, even though it’s not what they do! They are gangster and they can handle anything.”
Then there’s “Skankin,” which is a Fishbone song that Sublime used to cover in their own way. It was an unrecorded fan favorite that sounds like an old demo.
“We’re covering Sublime covering Fishbone,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez added that he is most interested in writing music that is honest.
Wilson summed up how “Sirens” is such an important record for the band.
“I’m able to play music for the love of music, just like I did back then,” he said. “I am so fortunate to still be able to do it.”
The group also performs songs by the original Sublime, which was fronted by Bradley Nowell until his death in 1996. Sublime classics include “Santeria” and “What I Got.”
Meanwhile, Huntington Beach-based Dirty Heads recently released a new self-titled album.
That album — currently one of the most popular on iTunes — includes the songs “That’s All I Need,” “Feeling Good” and “Oxygen.”
Dirty Heads’ evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and was manifested on 2014’s album “Sound of Change.” On that album, the band linked up with Grammy Award-winning producer Supa Dups (Nina Sky, Bruno Mars), Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $ign), Niles (of hip-hop duo, The Cataracs), Ward 21 (311, Major Lazer reggae collaborators) and longtime friend and collaborator Ramirez.
Vocalist and guitarist Dustin Bushnell said he is constantly looking to connect the dots between the live show with the album tracks — often mentally mapping out the live elements as the songs are being recorded.
Dirty Heads have racked up many miles bringing that live experience to fans across the globe for the past decade.
The band’s breakout 2008 album “Any Port in a Storm” included the chart-topping hit “Lay Me Down,” which features Ramirez. The track had an extended run at No. 1 on the Billboard alternative songs chart, laying a solid foundation for their follow-up sophomore album “Cabin By The Sea,” which was released in 2012.
Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album “Home Phantoms Of Summer,” allowing time to develop “Sound of Change.”
“The world is always changing political and social outlooks and on a broader scale, look at the changes within yourself,” frontman Jared Watson said of that album’s title track. “The song is about embracing the change life is going to bring no matter what, because that change is inevitable.”
San Diego-based reggae band Tribal Seeds and Toronto-based alternative band Bleeker will open Wednesday’s show at Ironstone.
Advance tickets are $40 for lawn seats and $65 for the general admission bowl. Tickets will be $10 more the day of the show.
For more information and tickets, visit ironstoneamphitheatre.net.
• What: Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, and Bleeker.
• When: Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.
• Where: Ironstone Amphitheatre, 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys.
• Tickets: $40 lawn, $65 general admission bowl.
• Info: ironstoneamphitheatre.net