Doin’ Time at Strummer’s: Tribute band shows Fresno how Long Beach reggae ska is done

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Chris Martin, frontman of Doin’ Time, a Sublime tribute band.

Story By: Jasmine Yoro Bowles, Arts & Entertainment Editor

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Doin’ Time, a tribute to Sublime, graced Strummer’s stage on Saturday night.

The Long Beach natives headlined and showcased a variety of Sublime’s best songs with local supporting bands One oz. and Wally Don’t Bite.

Local band One oz. kicked off the show with their epic reggae-ska, followed by local hard rock band Wally Don’t Bite; even throwing in an awesome Black Sabbath cover.

Unfortunately, even though the music was great, the majority of the crowd were unenthused as many lingered around their bar tables and sitting off to the sides.

Another small downside would be when Doin’ Time’s front man lost himself now and then, but he managed to get right back in with no problem; and it was still a great show at the end of the night.

It must be some considerably big shoes to fill being a Sublime tribute band, and they did the late Sublime frontman’s material some justice.

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