Fishbone circa 1985
"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.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.
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.
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...
"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