TEXT & PHOTOS BY GREG KELLY
The second annual Phunksgiving came to The Capitol Theater with a lively crowd and the bands to back it up. Getting there a couple of minutes before Fishbone’s set, I reflected on some of the times I saw this great band in the past. I know the group can bring it and this show was no different. The band started out with “Freddie’s Dead” and went through a catalogue of great songs from their thirty-plus year history. Angelo Moore jumped around the stage and into the crowd just like it was Lollapalooza 1993 (the first time I had the pleasure of seeing them). Fishbone has not lost the energy and intensity of their shows.
A short break and Dumpstaphunk took the stage. The last time I saw this band was in a small bar in Colorado and they rocked the house. To see them on a big stage with professional lighting added a whole new twist. The crowd ate it up and the band gave a great performance. Definitely on of the funkiest bands I’ve seen to date. Don’t let them pass by your town without checking them out.