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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.


Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step-Gratitude

Angelo Moore steps away from his legendary Fishbone crew to make a  new album with his The Brand New Step band. “Gratitude” is from his forthcoming sophomore effort, Centuries Of Heat on Ropeadope Records. In 2013, he released the soulful and reflective Sacrifice and unveiled music not nearly as frenetic as his Fishbone catalog. Centuries Of Heat will be released on June 10th.


Fishbone Raises Money For Legal Fund


Punk funk pioneers Fishbone are raising money to defend themselves against a re-opened lawsuit that was won against them last year. Kimberly Myers attended a 2010 show and lost consciousness after lead singer Angelo Moore crowd-dived and landed on her. Myers suffered a broken skull, collarbone and claims to have lupus from her injuries. She won a $1.4 million dollar judgement and Moore was ordered to pay an additional $250,000 in punitive damages. Moore has been crowd-diving since the ’80’s and the band has has one other lawsuit because of the practice. The judge felt that Moore, who said that “People want to be on edge when they go to a Fishbone show” had no signs of remorse after the incident. As any Fishbone fan knows, the band never made it big or got rich so it’s not surprising they are having a fundraiser to pay for another attorney. To give to the Fishbone legal defense fund go to their FundRazer page.


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Flying Lotus, You’re Dead


Fishbone’s YahooLive Concert

Last night Fishbone’s concert at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City was available via YahooLive. You can watch the archived concert in full on the Yahoo site.