Fishbone Documentary Everyday Sunshine, Tonight & Tomorrow at 14 Pews

What? How in the hell did I just hear about this? sigh. Stumbled across a little note on FB this afternoon about a screening tonight & tomorrow (Wed., October 26th & Thurs., October 27th, obviously) at 14 Pews of a documentary about one of the most incredible bands I’ve ever witnessed live, the legendary Fishbone.

Granted, I’ve drifted away from the Fishbone camp in recent years, but they defined a big chunk of my college-aged life, especially 1988’s Truth and Soul — friends and I would go berserk in our crappy little dorm rooms to “Ma and Pa,” “Bonin’ in the Boneyard,” and “Mighty Long Way,” in particular, as well as “Everyday Sunshine” and “Sunless Saturday,” off 1991’s The Reality of My Surroundings.

The band kinda lost me with the next release, Give a Monkey a Brain and He’ll Swear He’s the Center of the Universe — although I got muddier than I’ve ever been before or since slamming to “Swim” in the pit at that year’s Lollapalooza — but it wasn’t really their fault, considering. I was just moving away from funk and ska at that point, getting into more emo-y, indie-rock-y music and leaving the other stuff behind.

I still find myself going back to those early albums, though, even now, in spite of being pretty out-of-the-loop about anything since Monkey. So I’m happy as hell to see the news about Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, which follows the band from its early days up to now, with all the nakedness, drama, sweatiness, horns, criminal charges, and everything else.

Check out the trailer here:

“Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” – documentary trailer from Tilapia Film on Vimeo.

Frankly, it looks pretty great to me. These guys need to come back, in a big way… It’s trippy seeing these guys older and maybe wiser, not to mention their peers, people folks like Flea and Les Claypool; makes me long for the Good Old Days, even knowing they weren’t always that Good.

At any rate, hit 14 Pews800 Aurora; you may know the place as the former home of the Aurora Picture Show — today or tomorrow and watch the whole thing. Tickets are a measly $10, and I’m assuming seating’s limited, so get ’em now…


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