Ages: 18+ (Note: there is a $5 surcharge if under-21)
Tickets: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought‐provoking, humorous social commentary with FISHBONE’s frenzied, up‐tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.
Now in their 25th year of composing, creating, recording, releasing and performing original music together, mass critical appeal appears to be returning to the band, fueled by their critically acclaimed full‐length feature documentary; Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the film earned LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice Award at the Los Angeles Film Fest in 2010, has been called “effortlessly Entertaining” (Variety), “Brilliant and Groundbreaking” (Pop Matters), and hailed as “more than a documentary about rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a documentary about the American spirit and one that shows the life of one of its most influential creative forces.” (Encore Magazine)
Band Website: www.fishbone.net
You are going to want to make sure you get here early for this one and catch one of our favorites: Banooba. Those of you who have seen them know what you are in for and those who haven’t are surely in for a pleasant surprise!
They’ve been compared to everyone from Steely Dan, The Spin Doctors, and Blind Mellon to Incubus, Umphreys McGee and The Allman Brothers, but Banooba will soon be the standard of comparison. Taking cues from all of their influences – including funk, jazz, reggae and rock – Banooba is the latest hybrid to successfully incorporate all of these elements into their own signature sound.
Over the years, Banooba has developed and become known for their high-energy live performance which is guaranteed to keep you moving all night long. “Banooba’s music is catchy and dynamic, moving from tight, progressive passages to the most infectious, pop rock choruses known to humanity” says John Pfeiffer of The Aquarian Weekly.
Band Website: www.banooba.net
Skeletons in the Piano front man Eli Hargrave will perform a solo set to open the show