"The hardest part about being in a Sublime tribute band is remembering all the lyrics," says Dane Scott, front man for 40 Ounces to Freedom. "Sometimes [Sublime singer] Bradley Nowell rapped so fast, it's hard to tell what he was saying."
Formed in 2007, the 40 Ouncers have already racked up some memorable moments.
"One night in Arizona, over the course of the show, the crowd bought us a total of 13 Jäger shots. Each. That's our signature drink. At Soho Santa Barbara, they actually sold out of Jäger before we were even done playing. At the end of the night, it looked like a war zone in there, with all the empty shot glasses and beer bottles everywhere. Even in the bathrooms."
At 28, Scott is the youngest member of the band.
"Everyone else is thirtysomething," he says, "which is more the age group that was around when Sublime was big. Younger guys my age tend to like [the music] just 'cause it's got a reggae groove with big fat bass lines."
40 Ounces to Freedom appears Wednesday, November 26, at Winstons in O.B.