Posted in movies | music | tour dates on October 4, 2011

Fishbone circa 1985
Fishbone

"From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Telling it like it is, the iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, a story about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one.

At the heart of the film's story is lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher who show how they keep the band rolling out of pride, desperation and love for their art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging Punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past.

Featuring interviews with Flea, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Perry Farrell, Branford Marsalis, George Clinton, Tim Robbins, Gogol Bordello, ?uestlove, and others, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE traces the band's history, influence, and struggle as individualistic, genre-blending artists up against an unforgiving music industry that threatens to pass them by.

Everyday Sunshine, named after arguably their biggest single, will make its NYC premiere at the ReRun Theater from 10/7 - 10/13, spreading like a virus through the fall and into the new year. The 10/7 - 10/9 showings will feature appearances from filmmakers Chris Metzler and Lev Anderson, as well as Fishbone's Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher. Tickets are on sale. A full listing of cities/venues hosting Everyday Sunshine is HERE.

Angelo will also be playing a show at Bowery Electric on 10/9 "with The RBC plus Dan Bailey and Living Rhythm, Hahn Solo from Dub is A Weapon."

Fishbone have a new EP, New Crazy Glue, due on 10/11/11. Catch the punk-funk crew on the road in October/November, including at Brooklyn Bowl on 11/13. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.

Fishbone are also listed in the credits of Tim Armstrong's new musical web series.

Film trailer, tour dates, and some videos below...

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"EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE" - documentary trailer

Fishbone - Everyday Sunshine

Fishbone - Party At Ground Zero

Fishbone - Ma And Pa

Fishbone - V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F.

Fishbone - Fight The Youth

FISHBONE - 2011 TOUR DATES
Oct 18 Amoeba Music Hollywood Los Angeles, CA
Oct 20 Bootleg Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 25 Trees Dallas, TX
Oct 27 Emo's Austin, TX
Oct 30 Voodoo Festival New Orleans, LA
Nov 01 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Nov 02 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Nov 03 Double Down Live Gainesville, FL
Nov 04 Jannus Landing St Petersburg, FL
Nov 05 The Social Orlando, FL
Nov 06 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 08 Tremont Music Hall/The Casbah Charlotte, NC
Nov 09 Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
Nov 12 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Nov 13 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
Dec 07 The Firebird St Louis, MO

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Comments (11)

One of the best live bands of the 80s......used to play some great shows with the Chili Peppers at the ritz. That was many moons ago though......anyone seen themrecently?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 9:14 PM

A Sunday night slot at Brooklyn bowl should tell you something

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 10:52 PM

I used to love these guys 20 years ago..

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 9:18 AM

Fishbone is red hot!!!

9:14: I saw them last year at (le) Poisson and at Irving Plaza earlier then. Irving was a great show, but the LPR one was too short.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 10:18 AM

best and most slept on band, people don't realize how much music was influenced by fishbone.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 3:11 PM

so what if they're playing a "sunday night slot at Brooklyn bowl"?

all that means is that snarky, anonymous-posting BV readers like you would rather worship the latest trendioid group of poseurs instead of paying respect to some serious musical soldiers.

these guys are living legends, get your ass out to see them

Posted by dave | October 5, 2011 5:02 PM

Well 5:02, if people want to remain oblivious to great, lasting music in favor of hip, white music made by white people that were influenced by other white people not influenced by black music, let em. Fuck em. Who needs them.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 5:22 PM

The problem with Fishbone was that while they were an amazing live band, they lacked good songwriting/pop sensibility, particularly in their material after 'Truth and Soul'. They also fell victim to a major label not knowing how to properly market them. If their live shows are anything like what they were back in the late '80's (and I'm sure they are), I HIGHLY recommend that people go see them at Brooklyn Bowl.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2011 11:43 AM

Fishbone and the Rbc sounds sick**

Posted by bill | October 7, 2011 12:52 AM

5:02 and 5:22, what the fuck are you talking about? what does a sunday night slot have anything to do with anything either of you dolts said? fucking idiots, crawl back into your holes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 13, 2011 10:08 AM

It just means they rocked the house in Philly on Saturday. Sorry Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2011 8:34 AM

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