Music Notes: Hooked on Fish Bone

by Editorial

Legendary band screens documentary and performs at Lincoln Theatre (for free).
By Michael M. Clements

The band Fish Bone. Photo by John Scarpati.

Washington is getting a taste of fish and I for one will be eating – but I’m talking music, not food. The influential jazz, funk, punk band Fish Bone will be screening its documentary film, Everyday Sunshine, and then performing afterwards at the Lincoln Theatre. The film, narrated by Laurence Fishburne, follows the story of the band, from their meteoric rise in popularity to its subsequent implosion as well as how they influenced so many bands that went on to become global stars despite never “making it” themselves. Mike Watt, Questlove, Ice-T, Perry Ferrell, Flea, and more are interviewed in it.

The filmmakers, and Angelo and Norwood from the band, are in Washington tonight Friday 11/11/11,  for a 7 p.m. screening of the film at Lincoln Theater, followed by a Q&A with band members, and a live performance at 9 p.m.


The film had its World Premiere at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, and went on to screen at SXSW Film & Music festival, among many others, and recently opened in New York and Los Angeles. The Washington D.C. theatrical premiere is in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, the band recently released their much-anticipated album ‘Crazy Glue’.

This event is free but requires a ticket for admittance; limit 2 per person. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Lincoln Theatre Box Office on a first-come, first-serve basis day of event Noon until performance. For more information call, 202-328-6000 or 202-633-0070.

The band Fish Bone. Photo by Jeff Farsai.

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