Legendary in the history of (so-called) Black Rock, Fishbone started their twenty five-year long professional career in Los Angeles's burgeoning, illustrious Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous, social commentary with Fishbone brethren’s frenzied, up-tempo music and a frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history. Moore is renowned as one of the very best live showmen; Gwen Stefani of platinum-selling Ska/Pop band No Doubt sites Moore as her idol.
Fishbone has been composing, creating, recording, releasing and performing original music for over two decades. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, The Dead Kennedys and many more.
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.
Still a relative secret in the worlds of Pop and Rock music Fishbone has released numerous innovative, clever, genre-bending, cult-classic albums like 'Fishbone', 'Truth and Soul', 'The Reality of My Surroundings' and 'Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx'. Fishbone lives up to their legend as "THE" group to bridge 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, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and No Doubt.
Midwest Avengers is the premiere Headbanger Hip Hop crew out of Saint Louis Missouri. After winning the Riverfront Times Music Award for "Best Hip Hop" for 2007 and 2008 (as well as "Local Album of the Year" for 2007), Midwest Avengers have set their sites on bringing their organic hip hop/rock sound to the masses.