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Angelo Moore: On Fishbone, Solo Projects, and Lawsuits

A 2010 documentary, "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone," made it abundantly clear that despite the accolades, the Los Angeles band Fishbone never achieved the high level of success of bands like No Doubt, Jane's Addiction, and Sublime — who…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Interrupters</i> and More Free Films Screening at Oakland City Hall This Month

The Interrupters and More Free Films Screening at Oakland City Hall This Month

Oakland City Hall's Black History Film Series continues tonight with The Interrupters, a 2011 documentary about a few brave individuals' hardcore efforts to curb inner city violence. Though it was shot in Chicago, the trailer shows a landscape that could…
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Music, All Shook Down Chris Metzler on His Fishbone Doc <i>Everyday Sunshine</i>, Which Plays Tonight at the Roxie

Chris Metzler on His Fishbone Doc Everyday Sunshine, Which Plays Tonight at the Roxie

Opening tonight at the Roxie is Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, a documentary about the highly-regarded -- if somewhat forgotten -- punk-funk band from Los Angeles. After years on the road, traveling between festivals, the film is finally…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Filmmaker Chris Metzler Brings Fishbone Back to S.F. With <i>Everyday Sunshine</i>

Filmmaker Chris Metzler Brings Fishbone Back to S.F. With Everyday Sunshine

Chris Metzler fits in perfectly in the eclectic documentary circles of his adopted S.F. home, even if he hasn't shed his L.A. roots. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, the high-energy follow-up to Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Ain't Got No Alibi

You Ain't Got No Alibi

"They should have been the band that went way beyond any of us who were influenced by them," says Primus' Les Claypool about groundbreaking African-American band Fishbone in the documentary Everyday Sunshine. The film, co-directed by Lev Anderson and Chris…
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Music, All Shook Down Our SXSW Party: Wu-Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Wild Flag, and More

Our SXSW Party: Wu-Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Wild Flag, and More

And so we join the SXSW deluge: Village Voice Media, the parent company of SF Weekly, and Frank 151 yesterday announced the details of our annual SXSW party: We'll deign to spare you any unfortunate lyrical references to the Wu-Tang…
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Calendar, Night&Day Still Stuck in Your Throat

Still Stuck in Your Throat

Los Angeles rock band Fishbone had a hell of a heyday in the late 1980s and early '90s — because Fishbone rules. Even if (you're soul-dead and) you don't like ska, funk, punk, or metal, you will instantly like Fishbone…
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Music, Hear This Crime pays: OG San Francisco "punks" offer rare live appearance

Crime pays: OG San Francisco "punks" offer rare live appearance

Fishbone is the quintessential hyphenated combo. From its inception in 1979, the spazztastic Los Angeles septet has been mashing genres, pioneering a ska-punk-thrash-funk sound that's as fresh, feral, and nutty as ever. Yet mainstream success has long been elusive for…
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