With big summer tours over and outdoor venues closed for the season, the late fall and winter is often a slow time for concertgoers. However, there are quite a few great shows to choose from this Friday. Must be something about 11/11/11.
Free Fishbone Documentary Screening and Concert
Where: Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW, Washington, DC
When: 7 p.m.
Info: Check out Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, which tells the story of a band that has been fusing ska, reggae, ragtime, funk, rock, metal, pop and punk together to form a truly unique sound for 25 years. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, and featuring interviews with Flea, Tim Robbins, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T and more, the movie chronicles the struggles of a black band trying to make it in a white-dominated industry. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the movie's directors and members of the band as well as a performance from Fishbone!
Kenton Dunson at the 8x10
Where: The 8x10, 10 E. Cross Street, Baltimore
When: Doors at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m.
Info: Kenton Dunson puts on a highly refined live hip-hop show. He plays guitar, keyboards, raps and sings with a super tight band behind him. The flawless musicianship coupled with introspective lyrics makes it hard to look away from the stage.
Psycho Killers (Talking Heads Tribute) at the Recher Theatre
Where: Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Towson
When: 8 p.m. doors
Info: The Psycho Killers band is a group of Baltimore-area musicians that have played in various other groups over the years. They come together to put on a one-of-a-kind show that truly keeps the Talking Heads’ music alive. They’ve covered Stop Making Sense, the band’s epic live album, in its entirety, complete with backup singers and costume changes.
Go see some live music!