Sublime with Rome: Summertime Tour

Written by on July 28, 2023

On Friday, July 21st, Sublime with Rome brought the Summertime Tour to Houston, along with Atmosphere and Slightly Stoopid at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.


Atmosphere, a Rapper (Slug) and Producer (Ant) Duo, came on stage full of excitement and energy, ready to put their best performance yet. On a high rise were two DJ’s with screens showcasing graphics that resembled the meaning of the lyrics. The rapper frequently engaged with the crowd, stopping to briefly share the meaning and titles of each song.

This might be the best day of my life. That’s all I’m trying to say.


Some of the songs performed included “Okay,” “Shoulda Known,” and “God loves ugly” as well as their latest single, “Body Pillow,” released only a month ago. The Duo has been performing and making music together since the late 90s and have put out over two dozen studio albums. Check out their latest album, So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously.

Slightly Stoopid

Slightly Stoopid, an eclectic band, kept the crowd on their feet with their Raggae-inspired beats and live instruments. The full band included Kyle McDonald (lead singer), Miles Doughty (guitarist, vocals), Ryan “Rymo” Moran (drummer) Oguer “OG” Ocon (percussionist) Daniel “Dela” Delacruz (saxophonist), Paul Wolstencroft (keyboardist), and Andy Geib (trumpet and trombonist). The crowd sang along to every word as the band continued to leave the crowd wanting more. Several songs that were played throughout the night came from their older music including, “Top of the World,” “Officer” and “No Cocaine.” Chali 2na, a rapper and painter, was brought for several songs of off their last album release Everyday Life, Everyday People (2018). This band made sure to leave the crowd more than ready for the headliner, Sublime with Rome.

Sublime with Rome

Sublime with Rome, a ska alternative rock band from California formed by Formed by Rome Ramirez and Eric Wilson, came out on stage and the crowd went wild. Ramirez went straight into several songs from the classic album 40 Oz. to Freedom, (under their previous name, Sublime) including, “Smoke two joints,” “You better listen,” “April 29, 1992 ” and “What Happened.”

Best job in the whole world! Thank you guys.

Rome Ramirez

Ramirez’s excitement on stage was truly unmatched. Wilson, dressed in just overalls and a crazy hat showcasing his tattoos, shredded the bass as Ramirez and the rest of the band members played along side him. The crowd sang along to each one, loving every second of the performance. The bands high energy and intricate light show kept the audience’s attention the entire time. Fans were screaming the lyrics and dancing along to the beat, finishing of the night with their most famous single, “Santeria.” The Houston stop on the Summertime tour was a flawless event that hopefully returns very soon. Keep an eye out for a rumored new Sublime with Rome album coming out later this year!

  • Alina Velasquez

    I'm a Junior Graphic Design major at the University of Houston. I am also the Graphic Design Officer of BAMSA as well as a Photo Editor for Coog Radio. I enjoy art in all of its forms and love discovering new music. Photography and Design have been passions of mine for several years.

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