It's been 25 years and Fishbone are still doing it their own way, which is any way they can. Combining funk, punk, ska, soul, and attitude for days Fishbone was part of the early L.A. alternative movement along with groups like Janes Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their potent blend of energy, wil'out excitement, and frantic (yet thought-provoking) lyricism, courtesy of freak-out machine Angelo Moore, made them standouts and brought them a bit of success. They always remained underground heroes though, and that is the mark of a great band. One that straddles the line between legitimacy and mainstream appeal all while staying true to who you are.
Tonight, Fishbone lay's it all down at Nietszches along with Buffalo's own Wolf Tickets and B-side Basterds ($25, 9pm). More than likely they will have their new, critically-acclaimed documentary in tow, Everday Sunshine, which is gathering rave reviews, so pick it up if you have a chance. Now is the time to learn what Fishbone is all about. Live it, love it, feel it.