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.”

12 Cents for Marvin

It’s rare for a band to have a dramatic artistic impact and dedicated fan base over two decades. However, the eight-member group 12 Cents for Marvin has done just that, all within the college town of Fort Collins, Colorado. Better known as “12 Cents” by their fans, the band consists of talented, finely-tuned members that each supply a distinctive spark to their musical machine.

Front man Tom Werge describes his gifted cohorts not just simply as a band, but more akin to a “close-knit family.” Individually, each of the “cylinders” in “12 Cents” brings their dynamic passions and personality into the group’s compositions and performances. The result is a high-grade blend of ska-infused pop, rock, and reggae. Their listeners are captivated and gravitate to their upbeat fun-filled groove.

Outside of Colorado, one may view 12 Cents for Marvin as “just another ska band,” until they press “PLAY.” Then you can hear their two decades of dedication that elevates them, just as the city of Fort Collins, one mile higher than many other bands. “12 Cents” formed in 1996 while the founding musicians were attending Colorado State University

“We met a colorful street panhandler, his name was Marvin, and he always attempted to collect 12 cents from every passerby,” explains Werge. One day after passing Marvin, and giving him twelve cents, they realized it was the perfect name. Marvin captured the personal and idiosyncratic nature of each of their muses.

One of the unexpected things you’ll find regarding 12 Cents for Marvin is that they each have successful professional careers outside of the music industry. By day, front man Tom Werge runs his own law firm, yet at night, Tom’s talents are his on-stage vocals and performance on the valve trombone with the band’s horn section, Co-founder Hilary Freeman is not only an exceptional bassist but also a mathematics instructor at CSU.

Guitarist Nik Levinsky pursued a career in web design, and when Soren Daugaard isn’t at his drums he’s improving processes at New Belgium Brewing. Gifted trumpeter Greta Cornett is a director of live music and co-creator of the Fort Collins Music Experiment festival. John Giordenengo plays on the slide trombone and is the founder of a nonprofit that focuses on wildlands restoration. Phuong Nguyen is a middle school band director, as well as the band’s tenor saxophone player. Keyboardist Sean Jaster maintains a presence at CSU as the assistant director of Upward Bound. Tom explains, “With 12 Cents for Marvin, our sum is greater than our parts.” This synergistic effect builds a distinct edginess to the 12 cents sound.

12 Cents for Marvin pulls influences from acts such as The Specials, Fishbone, Reel Big Fish, Magic!, No Doubt, and Sublime. Individually, each member is a creative catalyst, sparking their sound and style. Werge offers his ska groove, while Hilary brings her classic rock appeal. Nik delivers a glint of hip-hop and Soren brings his roots reggae influence. Greta contributes a splash of indie rock, John and Phuong add the funk with their horns, and last, but not least, Sean mixes in the spice of soul. The collision of these genres increases 12 Cents’ drive to push forward creatively.

Since their formation in 1996, 12 Cents for Marvin has released five full-length albums. They include; Yellow Raincoat (1998), King of the Ring (2000), Change (2005), and The B-Load (2007.) 2016 marks their latest release, “It’s Not Over,” which stays true to their trademark energetic flair and blistering horn section. 12 Cents can be found on such compilations as “Still Standing” (2003, Megalith Records) and “Fort Collins Rocks, Vol. 3” (2005, Hapi-Skratch Records.) 12 Cents for Marvin has performed with A-List acts such as The Skatalites, The English Beat, The Sugar Hill Gang, The Specials, The Fray, Fishbone, and a multitude of others. The band has earned first place in Colorado’s Scene Magazine’s “Battle of the Bands,” and were named “Best Band” in the region several years in the row.

12 Cents for Marvin strives to produce music that everyone, at almost any age, can appreciate. A product of a college town, the band now aspires to represent Colorado and spread their ska style to the world. This band is one well-oiled machine, they are an eight-cylinder ska engine, perfectly timed, working together. To feel the energy, the price of admission is only 12 Cents to Marvin.

Latin Ska Band from Denver Colorado

Combining traditional and contemporary Latin ska, Roka Hueka is a band with members originating from Mexico, El Salvador, and the US. Singer Andres Gonzalez brought his love for energetic ska from Chihuahua, Mexico to Colorado. Finding time from his job as a construction worker, he formed one of Denver’s only Latin Ska groups in the fall of 2013.

Seasoned Bassist Ric Urrutia has played with political Latin-fusion/hip-hop act Debajo del Agua since 2006. He has also collaborated with Roka Hueka drummer Blake Pendergrass performing with local hip-hop artists. Rounding out Roka Hueka are the jazz-trained horn section. Trombonist Hansen Millison has played music since age 10 in concert band, marching band, jazz band, youth orchestra, pit orchestra, and a Middle Eastern music ensemble, currently is going for a music and psychology double major at CU boulder. In the pursuing of a trombone performance degree with a jazz emphasis. and trumpet player Matt Wikolak is studying music at CU Boulder and has shared the stage with nationally renowned musicians including Dave Douglas, Art Lande, and Paa Kow.

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