LIVE: Fishbone, Everyday Sunshine Screening with HR of Bad Brains, Lincoln Theatre
by Winston "Stone" Ford
All photos by Jati Lindsay. PLEASE SUPPORT.
Fishbone is considered one of the most pioneering bands of the 80s and 90s. Thankfully, the band is getting the documentary treatment (is this a trend?) with the premere of Everyday Sunshine and a nationwide screening and discussion of the band and the film. In addition, the Lincon Theatre stop of the tour got a little treat, with the band doing a live performance with none other than H.R. of Bad Brains. Check it.
More information about Everyday Sunshine:
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.