Fueled by Lagunitas
OXYMORRONS, Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality, DJ Monk-One (Wax Poetics) spinning before and between
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
This event is 21 and over
With the classic early 80s lineup now firmly in place, Fishbone is on a mission to reclaim its rightful spot among the rock-n-roll elite.
2018 is proving to be the year of a major comeback for Fishbone with a full calendar of scheduled dates for the U.S. and abroad. Highlights include performances at the Back To The Beach Festival in Huntington Beach, CA, Beer X Festival in San Diego, the Palladium in Worcester, MA with The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, the Fuji Rock Festival in Yuzawa, Japan, as well as an appearance at Punk Rock Bowling in historic downtown Las Vegas. Many U.S. club shows and a European tour have also been added.
“It's absolutely unreal, at this stage of the game,” stated bassist and founding member, Norwood Fisher, “to be reunited as brothers and bandmates! The band feels as if it’s almost firing better than ever. We're all equally excited to get on the grind and bring this energy to the stage for those that have supported us throughout our career, the Whirl’d Wide Familyhood.”
Founded in 1979, Fishbone quickly claimed their spot at the table with their 1983 self titled release that included fan favorites like “Party at Ground Zero” and “Ugly”, and then followed that up in 1988 with their groundbreaking, critically acclaimed full length “Truth and Soul” album which featured the track “Freddie’s Dead”, the band’s first big hit on MTV.
Since then, Fishbone has gone on to release 9 more albums garnering major radio airplay and has made multiple appearances in various movies as well as performing live on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ show. In 2010, a documentary written and directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, and narrated by actor Laurence Fishburn, entitled “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone”, was released and premiered at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.
“I just want to say thank you to all of the Fishbone soldiers for donating their hearts and souls for the preservation of our band’s legacy in an OG Fishbone Classic Manifestation,” stated front man, Angelo Moore, “For me and for you.”
Hell bent on changing the perception of "urban" music, Oxymorrons have cultivated a signature sound that seamlessly blends hip-hop and rock. The philosophy of these Genre-Benders is to be unapologetically them selves. Oxymorrons began as a collaboration between Queens-bred brothers, Kami and Demi, who joined forces to cultivate a sound that modern music can no longer turn its back on.
After playing and touring with other groups, the brothers decided it was time to set the New York scene ablaze with their sonic creations. The lineup expanded with the addition of staple drummer Matty Mayz, whose blistering talent along side extraordinary bassist Joe Jordan, phenomenal guitarist Adam November, and an outstanding new comer Jafe Paulino on guitar/keys have all become intricate parts of the band.
The potent mixture of the band’s sharp-witted lyrics over mesmerizing music has inspired collaborations with artist like Travie McCoy, Saba, Sam Gongol (Marian Hill), Maxine Ashley (Pharrell/I am OTHER) and Wynter Gordon. In addition the bands magnificent live show has made them one of those bands that everyone seems to have heard of. They’ve toured with and opened for the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Gym Class Heroes, Burno Mars, Waka Flocka, Rihanna, Danny Brown, Ludacris and more.
They’ve Found synergy in brand partnerships with Dr Martens, Rocawear, Microsoft, Taco Bell, RedBull and beyond. Oxymorrons larger than life songs have been used in ads for ABC’s ‘The Mayor’, Converse Chuck Taylor 2, and featured on ESPN’s First Take. Over the years the band has received co-signs from Ebro Darden's Beats 1, Sway Calloway, The Fader, Consequence of Sound, UPROXX, Hype Beast, MTV, and more. They also use their growing platform to give back to causes they support including the Jed Foundation, Hip-Hop Hacks and LGBTQ organizations like the True Colors foundation.
With a new project in the works and a seemingly endless accolades, Oxymorrons have proven to be an act worth watching. Stay Tuned and Come Rage!!!
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality
Multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. Yerawadekar creates propulsive new flavors with his Low Mentality project, delivering personal and uplifting original songs suitable for dancefloors, car stereos and headphones worldwide. The group plays organically cultivated styles drawing from Nikhil’s wide range of experiences, from his formative years as a teenage hip-hop junkie in Queens, NY, to later in his life when he found himself working closely with artists such as Hailu Mergia (Awesome Tapes From Africa), Zap Mama, Tony Allen, Cedric “Im” Brooks and Khaira Arby, and performing all over the world with Antibalas and collaborators such as Santigold, Sharon Jones,
Billy Gibbons, Nels Cline and Esperanza Spalding.
The hidden intersections between these broad-ranging musical vibrations are reflected in Low Mentality’s debut album Everything Lasts Forever, released April 2016 on 3rd Generation Recordings, with its lead single “Six Shooter AKA The History Of Dance” (featuring Kendra Morris) reaching over a million plays on Spotify. The band’s music has been featured as Song Of The Day on KEXP and KUT, and continues to be discovered by vinyl lovers and connoisseurs of funky, heartfelt and interesting
music across the globe.
Low Mentality starts off the year 2018 with a new lineup featuring Mayteana Morales (Pimps Of Joytime), Carter Yasutake (Midnight Magic, LCD Soundsystem), Jeremy Wilms (Chin Chin) and Andy Bauer (Twin Shadow), bringing you a new organic live show concept for the mind, body and soul.
Please ignore end time listed. We look forward to having you at Brooklyn Bowl!