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Don’t eat the yellow snow

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Special to the DailyFishbone plays Vail's 8150 tonight at 10.

Spawned by an unruly posse in an L.A. junior high over 20 years ago, Fishbone is still alive and kicking. They perform as part of the Yellow Snow Tour, which stops at Vail’s 8150 today at 10 p.m.

Like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone helped Southern California bust out of New Wave hair bands and into a whole new world of noise.

The self-proclaimed “Boners,” according to the group’s hyper-kinetic, elastic-voiced singer Angelo Moore, “started out in the music room playin’ Bootsy, Rick James and Led Zeppelin covers and we just stuck together. We’d go over to Wood’s mom’s house and play in the bedroom, banging on pots and pans and whatever.”

Fishbone has played under other names, like Megatron. But that led to shared stages with metal bands – an odd companion for the funky ska they were laying down.

But being on the road, whooping it up and making fun of pop music is a particular strength of the group. Which is why they’re still out there, 25 years later. In addition to a concert with Fishbone, OPM and Bargain Music, Teton Gravity Research’s newest film, “High Life,” will be shown. And, as always, swag will be abundant. For more information on the show, visit

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