Fishbone was in Toronto as part of the line-up for the 2015 edition of The Toronto Urban Roots Festival. They got this particular gig as part of the Club Bonus Series. It provides an opportunity for festival-goers and others to see some fantastic festival acts on our local club stages. It's a very cool part of a very cool festival.
On this particular Thursday night, the crowd was warmed up by Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire and my new favourite band, Sate. Check out those pics, if you will. Fishbone hit the stage to a very enthusiastic crowd who were definitely amped to see this legendary band. And Fishbone delivered. Their huge setlist (picture below) spanned over two dozen tunes and about two hours of performance. They delivered heaps of groove, tight horn hooks, hard rocking tunes and even unique instrumental nuances like the appearance of the Theremin. They kept the energy level high, demonstrating the talent, musicianship and showmanship that we all knew we'd experience.
Much like my post on Sate, this post is on Fishbone's Horseshoe show only. I also shot them at the TURF outdoor festival at Fort York. Those pics will follow in a bit...
"Question of Life"
"I Wish I Had A Date"
"Ma and Pa"
Main set closer "Sunless Saturday"
"Party at Ground Zero"