With the classic early 80s lineup now firmly in place, Fishbone is on a mission to reclaim its rightful spot among the rock-n-roll elite.
2018 is proving to be the year of a major comeback for Fishbone with a full calendar of scheduled dates for the U.S. and abroad. Highlights include performances at the Back To The Beach Festival in Huntington Beach, CA, Beer X Festival in San Diego, the Palladium in Worcester, MA with The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, the Fuji Rock Festival in Yuzawa, Japan, as well as an appearance at Punk Rock Bowling in historic downtown Las Vegas. Many U.S. club shows and a European tour have also been added.
“It's absolutely unreal, at this stage of the game,” stated bassist and founding member, Norwood Fisher, “to be reunited as brothers and bandmates! The band feels as if it’s almost firing better than ever. We're all equally excited to get on the grind and bring this energy to the stage for those that have supported us throughout our career, the Whirl’d Wide Familyhood.”
Founded in 1979, Fishbone quickly claimed their spot at the table with their 1983 self titled release that included fan favorites like “Party at Ground Zero” and “Ugly”, and then followed that up in 1988 with their groundbreaking, critically acclaimed full length “Truth and Soul” album which featured the track “Freddie’s Dead”, the band’s first big hit on MTV.
Since then, Fishbone has gone on to release 9 more albums garnering major radio airplay and has made multiple appearances in various movies as well as performing live on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ show. In 2010, a documentary written and directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, and narrated by actor Laurence Fishburn, entitled “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone”, was released and premiered at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.
“I just want to say thank you to all of the Fishbone soldiers for donating their hearts and souls for the preservation of our band’s legacy in an OG Fishbone Classic Manifestation,” stated front man, Angelo Moore, “For me and for you.”
The Oxymorons take the stage with a mix of the hottest new songs, the best of the old, and their award-winning originals, giving audiences a night of hip-shaking New Orleans funk, soulful blues, Americana roots, classic rock, and cutting-edge guitar driven songs to entertain like no other.
Combining seasoned musicianship and soaring vocals, this seriously-fun eight-piece band has been playing local venues since 1989, including the Black Cat, State Theatre, Velvet Lounge, Clyde's, Lewie's, and the legendary Bayou. They've played Adams Morgan Day, the Great Falls Summer Concert Series, Counter-Inaugural Balls, and countless benefits, weddings, and private parties.
The Oxymorons are two bands in one - capable of reeling off favorite party tunes spanning three decades and well-crafted originals in the rock, funk and blues veins. Songs from their two original CDs have received airplay on local radio stations and were selected for two Washington Area Music Association local music CDs.
Their funkily eclectic cover list includes songs by the Neville Brothers, John Hiatt, Elvis Costello, the Beatles, Macy Gray, Fiona Apple, the Pretenders, Foo Fighters, Al Green, and Bruce Springsteen. With male and female vocals, two guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, congas, and blues harp, the 'Moronz have the versatility to please any crowd.