Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
Having been together in one form or another for over 30 years, it's amazing that Fishbone is still bringing high-energy, genre-bending funk/punk/rock/ska as hard as they were in their late ‘80s heyday.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone starts with enviable energy and maintains its pace throughout Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler's engaging, enlightening documentary. Periodic voiceover narration by Laurence Fishburne relates relevant history, describing the racial segregation of 1979 LA and subsequent busing that brought the original six band members together.
I purposely didn't refresh myself on the music of Fishbone before I went to the concert this Monday to the City Museum to catch the set. I decided to go armed only with my own memories of what the band and their music was like in the late ‘80s, and seeing that I hadn't heard the 2007 release, or their latest live album -- these memories were from a long, long time ago -- when In Your Face became stuck in my car's cassette player and every morning commute to school was a forced Fishbone marathon.