OAR (Photo courtesy the artist)
LAW Records, in conjunction with The Nowell Family Foundation, are due to release a very special compilation, The House That Bradley Built, on Sept. 4. The new compilation features never-before-released acoustic covers from the catalogue of Bradley Nowell’s band Sublime performed by 20+ bands.
From that compilation, today’s Song of the Day is Rockville roots rockers OAR’s cover of “Badfish,” which hails from Sublime’s first album, 40oz. to Freedom (1992).
OAR performs at The Anthem on Dec. 15, 2018. (Photo by Shantel M. Breen)
OAR lead singer Marc Roberge shouted, “It’s not going to rain on our parade,” changing up the lyrics a bit when performing their second song for the evening, “About Mr. Brown.” And so, while it may have been pouring outside, the mood inside The Anthem was bright as a summer’s day last weekend. The band’s tour, Just Like Paradise, included 12 shows, ending with this show at The Anthem.
OAR (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Vocalist Marc Roberge and drummer Chris Culos founded OAR (short for Of a Revolution) in Rockville, Maryland, more than 20 years ago. And now the gents and their bandmates are storming The Anthem in their biggest hometown show ever on Saturday, Dec. 15.