Mike Dillon Band and Fishbone
February 24, 2013
Last week, I was at one of my favorite venues in town, Brooklyn Bowl to catch the Mike Dillon Band and the legendary Fishbone. Of course, I wound up having so much fun that I didn’t take formal notes – but I did make some really quick notes (and mental notes) of my initial impressions, and I took some pretty good photos. But before the photos let me say these few things …
The Mike Dillion Bandplayed a set of freaked out acid jazz that had elements of punk rock, psycho-billy, hip hop that kicked ass and took names. Paraphrasing (well sort of) their label Royal Potato Family Records’ Twitter accounted called it, “jazz that punched you right between the eyes, and man that’s an accurate description of their live sound. Just watching the members of the band thrash and stomp about the stage seemed to to put the Brooklyn Bowl crowd into a frenzy. And the coolest moment was their blistering, seemingly drugged rendition of the Stooges "1969"
The legendary Fishbone was as their fans often chant during their sets, "Red Hot.” I’ve been to Brooklyn Bowl for roughly 30 shows or so over the last couple of years, and it was the first time that I saw a crowd mosh and crowd surf as vigorously at the venue. Of course, they played every major song and some minor ones too. Several people stage dove including a couple of guys in the band, someone in their entourage – and the trombonist from the Mike Dillon Band. Fucking incredible.
Mike Dillon Band
As you can tell, this guy was having a helluva time crowd surfing.
These two ladies were just about to crowd surf!
This dude was rocking out even harder than everyone else. And i managed to get this awesome photo.
For these photos and the rest of the photos from this incredible night of music check out the Flickr set here: