I was skeptical as to how good Sublime could be without Brad, so I skipped going to see them both times that they came through with Rome, but I might check them out the next time they're in town if you recommend it.
I'd definitely check them out if I were you. I am a big Sublime fan, and even though their best material was definitely written by Brad, Rome is doing a fine job as his replacement. He doesn't try to be Brad, or act like him in anyway, he's just paying a tribute to the man and doing his own thing, and that guy is really tallented. I really like their last album, "Yours Truly". Only bummer is that Bud left the band, so Eric is the only original member left. But Josh Freese is on the drums, so that isn't a problem at all, at least for me. The guy is a beast!