Even nearly 15 years after his death, the legacy of Sublime singer Bradley Nowell permeates the musical ecosystem in a number of surprising ways. While many styles and genres have come and gone over the years, Sublime's pot-fueled white-boy reggae-rock has never really gone out of fashion, with either subtle hints or blatant lifts seen in Jack Johnson, the Dirty Heads, and various other frat-house staples over the past decade and a half. There will always be a new high school sophomore looking for some tunes to accompany his inaugural viewing of Up in Smoke.
San Diego's Slightly Stoopid isn't just of that same mold; the band was actually discovered by Nowell out of high school, and its self-titled debut was released on the late singer's Skunk Records. When one band was ending, another was just beginning, with Slightly Stoopid picking up some of Sublime's slack — albeit on a much more underground basis. Despite never being on a major label, it's steadily built a fan base and played pretty much every major festival. It helps to have friends with common goals. Slightly Stoopid will be joined on its "Cauzin' Vapors: Legalize It 2010" tour later this summer by Cypress "Hits From the Bong" Hill.