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—Strictly Original Stylee—

Established in 1998, the BADFISH crew continues to carry the torch of SoCal’s reggae-dub community. Not to be confused with the Sublime tribute act, these rudebwoys blend the Santa Ana streets with Jamaica’s island riddims to paint an original picture of West Coast lifestyle and culture. Having played alongside The Wailers, Barrington Levy, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Half Pint, Ky-mani Marley, Eek-A-Mouse, Rome, The Dirty Heads and many more, Badfish sits in its rightful place among the genre’s best.

Badfish’s debut record SOUNDBWOY KILLAS was recently re-released in Japan by SURFROCK INTERNATIONAL. The album has been climbing sales charts overseas and helped spread the regional Cali buzz worldwide. This ignited lead vocalist RUBEN SALAZAR aka MR. RUB-A-DUB to enlist the help of East Coast emcee JERZ and a host of veteran musicians to take Badfish’s signature brand of reggae and hiphop to the next level.

The response has been overwhelming. Everyone from the skate/surf/snow scene to the internet bloggers are hyped on the high-energy shows and hungry for Badfish’s long awaited STRICTLY ORIGINAL EP. Fanzine has already dubbed the lead single “ROB U BLIND” a “destined classic” and named Badfish’s second release among the most anticipated albums of the year. Be sure to check the “Badfish Crew” websites for album release party info and shows near you. Stay Irie!

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  • TzedakahSound

    @Cheeser341 slowly but surely their allowing for changes.. the cover band has it's own page, this is the original Badfish

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Cheeser341

    TzedakahSound, I realized that too, should be notified

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • TzedakahSound

    you guys realize that the music here is not the Sublime tribute act right? .. the tunes are the original Badfish from SoCal

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
  • sativafreak02 Sublime with Rome: LIVE in Bako! Check it out!

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Perfecteye18

    Just saw em in jville, sick shit.

    16 Nov 2010 Reply

    Much love to the Badfish crew. I've seen ya'll 3x here in Tempe, AZ. To anyone that hasn't had the chance, it's worth double the face value of the ticket. HIGHLY recommended.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • uncut06

    I love you guys so much, I've seen you twice already for the past two years. I can't wait to make it three. You guys help keep Sublime alive!

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
  • alvicious

    I saw these guys play at a rally for klansmen.

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • TRBreakz

    lol about sublime.

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • YoWaddup76

    seen them twice. I love them. If you get a chance, GOOOOO.

    21 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Whobutsb

    Badfish is the best thing to a live Sublime show! Thank you guys for keeping Sublime alive and rocking!

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • itend

    I don't think these guys get enough credit for keeping the sound of Sublime alive!

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • benlosasso

    You guys and State Radio together in RI on October 26th, I'm there

    3 Oct 2008 Reply
  • CephalicChaz

    Alright! I'm somebodies top listener! You guys rock!

    10 Dec 2006 Reply

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