In 1996, America lost one of it’s loudest voices when Bradley Nowell of Sublime died of a heroine overdose. His death marked the end of Sublime’s career, but their music never died. Hits like Santeria and What I Got remained some of the most iconic ska-punk/reggae songs.

Today, Sublime’s reputation lives on in Badfish, the most successful Sublime tribute band around. Badfish formed in 2001 and quickly fostered it’s own fan base. They have sold out shows in prominent venues across the country, and on Thursday, July 31 they will bring the noise to Dreamland in Oak Bluffs.

“Badfish are synonymous with Sublime now, if you want to see Sublime you are going to see Badfish,” said Brian Mital of Nectar’s Presents, which is producing the show. “It is hard to think about summer on MV without a visit by Badfish.”

While Badfish are a tribute band, and only play covers of Sublime songs, they bring their own style and edge to the music. Rather than simply playing exact replicas of Sublime’s hits, they aim to bring something new to the table.

The show will start at 9 p.m. with an opening set from Crooked Coast, a genre-spanning band from Cape Cod who sing about themes that will be familiar to anyone who has spent time on the Cape or Martha’s Vineyard.