The influence of ’90s ska/reggae heroes Sublime seems to know no end.
Take Wednesday night, for example, at the Domino Room in Bend. That’s where three alt-reggae-pop-rock bands made up of 20ish- to 30ish-something white dudes will set up for the night to invoke the ghost of Brad Nowell.
This travelling chill-fest has a name: the Heatseekers Tour. And so do the bands: Pacific Dub is from Huntington Beach, Calif., Iration formed in Isla Vista, Calif., just outside Santa Barbara, and Passafire is proof that Nowell’s shadow stretches all the way to Savannah, Ga.
Each dresses up a bouncy, no-worries reggae groove with passable pop melodies and occasional alt-rock guitars and irresistible vibe.
If this is your kind of thing, bring your flip-flops and be prepared to jump in with both feet.
Iration, with Passafire and Pacific Dub; 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, doors open 8 p.m.; $15 plus fees in advance at www.bendticket.com, www.ticketweb.com and Ranch Records (541-389-6116) in Bend, $18 at the door; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.jmaxproductions.net.