Sparks/Reno, Nev. – Founding members of L.A.’s modern alternative rock scene, the band Fishbone built its reputation on over-the-top live gigs. See this original group of alt-rockers in the Celebrity Showroom, October 30, at John Ascuaga's Nugget.
Fishbone lives up to their legend as a group that bridges the gap between the funk of George Clinton and the blare of Rush; a hybrid fusion where Led Zeppelin and Sly Stone dance to a frenetic ska beat that fuel's the alternative thrust of acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction and No Doubt. The band was formed in 1979 in the ghettos of South Central Los Angeles. From their childhood together in the hardcore South Central Los Angeles wasteland to years of forced school-bused integration, Fishbone's influences were kaleidoscopic and never-ending.
Fishbone first gained attention with their unique live concerts, earning a reputation as one of the most original bands in the alternative genre. Their unique stew of different styles, mixed with hectic energy and pounding rhythms, were a huge influence on the funk/rock/metal/rap genre that would become popular in the 1990s.
Live audiences around the world have been surrendering to the band's stage flash and magical rhythms with uninterrupted regularity. Such passionate devotion is not lost on Fishbone, who refer to their friends on the road as "The Familyhood." Fishbone's dedicated fan base is, for the most part, happy to travel down whatever musical path the musicians pursue.
The current line up (Norwood Fisher, Angelo Moore, John Steward, Dre Gipson , Rocky George, and John McKnight) released their 8th record in 20 years, "Still Stuck in Your Throat" in March, 2007. This lineup has steered Fishbone into a unique Jazzy/Gospel feel that has to be seen live to understand how a band could be considered "jazzy/ska/gospel/punk-rock/reggae" to quote Angelo Moore when asked to describe Fishbone's newest direction.
Fishbone plays one night, Oct. 30, in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $18 and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com.
Dinner and show packages are available. “Do the Nugget Tonight!”