New in Theaters:
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
It’s nice of course for a pioneering band like Fishbone to have the likes of Gwen Stefani (No Doubt), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), ?uestlove (The Roots), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), and Ice-T (Ice-T) singing their praises in this bittersweet documentary. One person after another comes forward to testify to how the band’s dynamic mixture of ska-funk and punk, and blazingly intense live shows inspired them all and convinced them that this was destined to be one of the great bands of our time. The problem is that the breakthrough never happened. As pleasant as the encomiums are, they don’t pay the rent. This leads singer and lead visionary Angelo Moore — reduced to living with his mother — to muse on the irony of “living a lifestyle of famous but not rich”…
Everyday Sunshine is playing now in limited release. You can read my full review at filmcritic.com.