When: Fri., Feb. 22, 9 p.m. 2013
It’s never as profitable to be ahead of the curve as atop it: This is an axiom Fishbone knows too well. Since the mid-’80s, their trailblazing stylistic mash-ups have mixed everything—ska, funk, new wave, punk, metal, jazz—while presaging the more adventurous and unpredictable tastes of the iPod generation. Their blend of hard rock and rap influenced countless acts a decade later, but by then, Fishbone’s star had lost its luster. After five albums in 10 years, output slowed to just two LPs in the last 17 years. Crazy Glue, a lively 2011 EP, demonstrated they still have it, something to which anyone who’s seen them live will readily attest. The Mike Dillon Band and Attila & the Huns open.