Category Archives: Ska

Watch Angelo Moore Go Through Each Song Of Fishbone’s Truth and Soul

Twenty-nine years ago this month Fishbone released Truth and Soul. At the time they were budding punk funk ska band resistant to stereotypes about Black bands that shaped record company’s marketing plans for Black music. Truth and Soul went against the usual expectations of a Black band because Fishbone shamelessly plays multi genres with a mostly punk base. The album is influenced by everyone from Iggy Pop to Curtis Mayfield. Today Fishbone is still against being pigeon-holed and have achieved the status of respected OG Afropunk founders. Frontman and saxophonist Angelo Moore spoke with Riot Fest on the origins of Truth and Soul. Fishbone is on the road right now and Moore has also been making music with The Brand New Step.


Afropunk Announces Lineup For 12th Annual NYC Festival


Afropunk has announced the lineup for this year’s 12th annual festival in NYC. Ice Cube, Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Saul Williams, The Internet, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces are some of the acts on the roster. The festival will take place August 27th & 28th at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. Tickets can be purchased here.


Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher Getting Unstuck For 2015

Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher talk about Fishbone’s Intrinsically Intertwined and what it’s like to be veteran punk innovators. They also talk about the recent lawsuit against the band from a concert-goer who was injured in the mosh pit.


Fishbone-Ma And Pa Live At Coachella

Fishbone took it back to their Truth and Soul days with “Ma and Pa” at Coachella this year. And they announced their new Intrinsically Inclined EP, which is available for pre-order before the official April 22nd release date.


Throwback: Fishbone-Slick Nick You Devil You


“Slick Nick, You Devil You” is Fishbone’s Xmas parody of the Santa Claus myth from their 1987 It’s A Wonderful Life EP. Santa is a tattoo-having, Jack Daniels-spilling bum who fell over the Xmas tree and gets immortalized by Black punk rockers. The video for “It’s A Wonderful Life” was a meme for alternative rock fans in the ’80’s because of the black and white images of the band woven together with scenes from Frank Capra’s film of the same name. The EP was short at 4 songs but their punk funk nucleus was fully formed and their awareness of the somber side of a Reaganesque world produced one of the most original Xmas albums ever.