Johnny Popcorn’s Totem 2.0 is the answer to Totem Pole that was released last year. The Totem 2.0 EP comes out officially on January 1st and can be streamed now. The video for “Cold World” is an eye-catching colorful visualizer.
Category Archives: Ska
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.
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.