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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Showing at the Laemmle Sunset

FishbowlLA was lucky enough to check out a VIP screening of Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler‘s film Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone last night at the Bootleg Theater. The film made its debut last year at the LA Film Festival, but since Anderson and Metzler are releasing it themselves, it’s only making its way to a general audience a year later. The film opens tonight in LA at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

Everyday Sunshine, if you haven’t heard, is the story of the great LA band Fishbone–of their stunted rise and multiple near collapses over their 25-year history. The filmmakers followed the band for nearly three years, and were even able to land interviews with former guitarist Kendall Jones--who left the band in 1993 to join an alleged religious cult and hadn’t been seen or heard from since.

The band’s two surviving original members Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher were in attendance last night for a Q&A after the film. Front man Moore had by far the best line of the night: “I’ve tried to sell out a bunch of times. It didn’t work. It doesn’t work. So you might as well just be yourself.”

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Last Night: LA Times Magazine‘s ‘Rock Style’ Party

The LA Times Magazine threw its second annual “Rock Style” party last night, poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel, in honor of the release of its June fashion issue. Fishbowl LA was in attendance, and, let’s just say, if there were any other journalists there they were doing their best to disguise themselves as extremely well-dressed and attractive people.

Cee Lo Green of “Fuck You” fame was supposed to perform, but bailed in favor of Jay Sean. Macy’s also put on a fashion show–the first this Fishie had ever seen in person. Waaaay more camel toe than he was expecting. Good times!

A few photos after the jump.

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Over the Weekend: Gary Leonard Photo Firesale

Longtime LA photojournalist Gary Leonard celebrated his 60th birthday last Friday night at his gallery “Take My Picture Gary Leonard.” The place was packed. In the narrow confines of the gallery, it was basically impossible to move from one end of the room to the next. Your best hope to talk to anyone was to spin in circles and say “hi” to the person next to you. Those definitely in attendance: photographer Kevin Scanlon, Slake man-about-town Craig Gaines and LA Weekly‘s Erica Zora Wrightson. There were no doubt other journos of note sandwiched in the back of the room somewhere, but we suffered a mild crowd-induced panic attack and had to go outside to catch our breath.

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Over the Weekend: Good Magazine Fundraiser for CicLAvia

Fishbowl LA made an appearance at Good magazine’s fundraiser for cicLAvia over the weekend. Well worth the trip. On an absolutely stunning Saturday afternoon, a few hundred people found their way to the new Atwater Crossing performance space, where–for the tax-deductible price of $20–there was an open beer and wine bar, free yoga, music by Very Be Careful among others and…dodgeball. Not sure how throwing balls at the faces of small children correlates with expanding social consciousness and community, but we had a good time nonetheless.

The goal of the event was to raise $10,000 to help cicLAvia shut down 7.5 miles of LA streets this coming April. Based on the head count, it looks like Good hit their mark. We’re still waiting to hear back about the exact amount raised.

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