Slightly Stoopid, one of southern California’s favorite Reggae infused party bands, brought a marathon jam to the Ventura Fairgrounds, Friday, October 9. The show was part of the Concerts in Your Car series, which brought a full season of shows to the outdoor venue. In addition to Slightly Stoopid, other highlights over the summer included Cypress Hill, Sublime, Snoop Dog, Tower of Power, Los Lobos, and Fitz and The Tantrums.
Angelo Moore of Fishbone and his project Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (Ropeadope Records) has teamed up with Bay Area producer Jim Greer (Foster the People, Geographer, Rondo Brothers) and legendary West Coast MC Del The Funky Homosapien and put together a fight-the-power funk anthem called Rebellion.
Also featured on the track are Claude Coleman Jr on drums (Ween) and “Hash” Ashish Vyas on bass guitar (Thievery Corporation).
Last year, when Warped Tour founder and organizer Kevin Lyman announced that the year’s cross-country tour would be its last, supporters flocked from far and wide to take part in the end of an era. The sun had set on the festival that had helped put musical acts such as blink-182, Katy Perry, and Green Day on the map, and it was a bittersweet moment for all.
On Monday, June 6, Bernie Sanders reached out to California voters in San Francisco with a message urging action in the California primary election the following day. Supporting this message was a fired-up and artistic mixture of politicians, social activists and the musical guests including Dave Matthews and Oakland, CA based Fantastic Negrito.
The 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes announces their initial line-up, keeping their track record – for nearly two decades as the premier music, arts and camping festival in the Northeast.
Legendary ska-punk-funk rockers FISHBONE will be heading out again for The World's Most Powerful Adhesive Tour starting August 24 with 30+ cities across the US including Hermosa Beach, Portland, Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Tempe, Las Vegas and many more stops; then landing back in Southern Cali to finish their tour at Yost Theater in Santa Ana, with special guests to C-Money & The Players (members of Slightly Stoopid).
When Fishbone first emerged from California, no other band sounded or looked like them, and the weight of their innovative and iconic presence is still being felt decades later. Coinciding with the group’s 25th anniversary, filmmakers Lev Anderson & Chris Metzler have directed a compelling new documentary, narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is both a fascinating and brutally honest look at the band’s history for longtime fans, as well as a perfect entry point for newcomers.