Live Nation and The Fillmore present Sublime with Rome
The Fillmore Minneapolis is a stunning new venue in the North Loop area of downtown Minneapolis, just northwest of Target Field. Comfortably open, and yet intimate, and with superb acoustics, it was the perfect setting for Sublime with Rome to make a return to the Twin Cities music scene.
First up with a hometown show were Minneapolis musicians Jon Wayne and the Pain, an electronic-reggae-rock 4-piece. Known around the Midwest and beyond for their high energy blend of electronic beats, reggae, funk, and rock, their distinctive energy filled set had the crowd smiling and dancing under the Fillmore’s black light chandeliers and gorgeous lighting. Saxophonist Weston Schick was hypnotizing with his soulful melodies, and bassist Chuckie Torgerson and drummer Teeto Miller provided a funky reggae beats to support Jon Wayne’s edgy and thoughtful vocals. Their energy and message were a perfect opening to the night.
Sublime with Rome opened up their set with “Smoke Two Joints”, and the crowd was instantly energized with the liveliness and love of Rome’s performance. Throughout the set, there was a mix of original Sublime favorites (“Wrong Way”, “Garden Grove”, and “Bad Fish” to name a few), Sublime with Rome songs including “Blackout” and “Panic”, and other fun covers, including the Grateful Dead’s “Scarlett Begonias”. Original Sublime bassist Eric Wilson’s quiet smile reflected the love and vitality that they still bring to the stage. Rome’s joyful stage presence as they closed the night with Sublime classics “What I Got” and “Santeria” perfectly closed a night of love-filled music and energy.