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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Reviews

January 10, 2012
It's a hearty, thoughtful, smartly assembled, vaguely complete documentary about a rock band that, even by the standards of out-there musical acts, seemed out there both in the mid-1980s and even now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 5, 2012
It's a movie about what it's like to almost make it in the music business, but not really, not quite. It's about coming close and watching it slip away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2011
What makes this better than the usual Behind the Music-style doc is the frankness of its subjects and the fun way the filmmakers intersperse Fat Albert-style animation to tell their story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2011
Even as a hagiography, though, it's pretty interesting.
November 17, 2011
[It] isn't the happiest movie about a band you'll ever see, but it is one of the more entertaining, and thanks to directors Lev Anderson and Christ Metzler, one of the most original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2011
It seems telling just how many other musicians were willing to participate in the documentary to attest to the outfit's influence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 7, 2011
It all comes together for a rollicking chronicle of verve and nerve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 7, 2011
Sharp, insightful look at the ups and downs of one of L.A.'s most influential alternative bands.
October 6, 2011
The group's influence - attested to by members of No Doubt, the Peppers and Jane's Addiction, among many others - is indisputable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 6, 2011
Directors Chris Metzler and Lev Anderson seem to have considered several different approaches for their film and settled on all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 5, 2011
Effortlessly entertaining.
October 5, 2011
There's just enough uncut truth and soul in Fishbone's story to keep die-hard Boneheads skankin' to the beat, even if it's just for nostalgia's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2011
Packed with fantastic performance footage, it solidly makes the case that, throughout the '80s and early '90s, Fishbone was one of rock's best live acts ever -- furiously energetic, innovative, leaping multiple genres in a single song.
October 3, 2011
Many bands have a might-have-been story, but few have a story that reflects such rich and paradoxical ideas.
August 26, 2011
Those of us lucky enough to have seen the punk, funk and ska band in a sweaty nightclub might have borrowed a different title: "Party at Ground Zero."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4