Smash Magazine presents ska/rock/funk legends, Fishbone, on Sunday, March 1 at Backstage Bar & Billiards with opening act, The Untouchables.
Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, Fishbone has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated.
Fishbone has toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with Fishbone’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.
Fishbone’s newest musical adventure Intrinsically Intertwined (2014) is available through iTunes and other digital outlets. The current member line-up includes original members Angelo Moore aka Dr. Madd Vibe (vocals/sax/theramin), Norwood Fisher (bass/vocals), Dirty Walt (trumpet, vocals), as well as Rocky George (guitar), Paul Hampton (keyboards/vocals), John Steward (drums), and Jay Armant (trombone, vocals). Visit www.fishbone.net for more information.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21 in advance, $25 day of show, plus any service charges. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.smashmagazine.com or www.ticketfly.com. The show is 21+ with valid ID.
Backstage Bar & Billiards or “Triple B,” is part upscale billiards lounge and part rock ‘n’ roll museum and homage to subculture. The venue, located at 601 E. Fremont. St. in downtown Las Vegas, features some of the world’s biggest DJs, live musical acts and is often considered to be one of Vegas’ best spots to play some pool and have a brew. For more information, please visit www.backstagebarandbilliards.com.