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"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.

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jdogg33 Nov. 26, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m.

40 oz. is the s***.... See these guys, they kill it, I'll be at Winston's tonight!


troy Nov. 26, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m.

I remember that night in Arizona. It was glorious. Jerry so hot, Dane making me steamy. If only I could of got you guys to make out. Maybe I should have bought you all 20 shots, maybe toinght? One can dream, right?


Jay Allen Sanford Nov. 26, 2008 @ 12:27 p.m.


Sublime singer Bradley Nowell was 28 when he died in May 1996, from a reported accidental heroin overdose. If given the chance to contact Nowell’s spirit, what would 40 Ouncer Dane Scott want to tell him? “I guess I would say thanks for the tunes, and I'm sorry you left the world so young age. You definitely had a lot of great music to write, but you never had the chance to finish what you started.”


shizzyfinn Nov. 26, 2008 @ 1:05 p.m.

So glad i saw this post. Hadn't figured out what to do tonight (one of the biggest bar nights of the year) but Sublime tribute at Winston's fits the bill perfectly. Nothing like rocking out at a concert where you know all the words!

Speaking of which, if dudes need any help figuring out Sublime lyrics, lemme know, I have been obsessed since the early 90s, so I think I've got 'em all down. And some of them sure are poetic beauty. "Every day I wake up just a little bit more, feelin' like a dog without a yard, 'cause that's just how we are." Word.


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