Harlow's 40th Anniversary Series

Fishbone

Son Rompe Pera & JER

All Ages
Tuesday, December 13
Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm
$33 ADV - $38 DOS

$33 Advance – $38 Day of Show
This Event is All Ages
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Fishbone

Fishbone is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1979, that plays a fusion of ska, punk, funk, metal, reggae, and soul. AllMusic has described the group as “one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late ’80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a sizable cult following.”

Fishbone achieved their greatest commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s with hits such as ‘PARTY AT GROUND ZERO’, ‘UGLY’, ‘SUNLESS SATURDAY’, ‘EVERYDAY SUNSHINE’ and many more. With their hyperactive, self-conscious diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a sizable cult following upon being signed to Columbia Records in 1984. Since that point Fishbone toured the world headlining shows, festivals and leaving people stunned and still one of the best shows ever seen.

Combining equal parts of deep funk, high-energy punk, and frantic ska, Fishbone remains as one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands ever created. With a new EP recorded produced by Fat Mike of NOFX and coming out on Fat Wreck Chords later in 2022, Fishbone is getting ready to reclaim their live touring throne, leave the audience wanting more, thinking more, influencing younger bands, and paving the foundation and legacy they have been laying for decades.

Son Rompe Pera

Mexico City’s Son Rompe Pera began performing at local events alongside their father when they were kids, accompanying him on the traditional Mexican marimba. Today, they are at the forefront of the contemporary international cumbia scene, as they take what they learned in their youth to new heights and push the marimba to its limits. Their absolutely unique blend of sounds comes as the result of a typical youthful rebellion, when as teenagers they left behind their marimba upbringing and began to play in various punk and psychobilly bands. Now they´ve come full circle, incorporating the marimba together with their rock influences, giving it a new twist never before seen.

The live shows of this garage-cumbia-marimba-punk band (the only band of its kind in the world) never disappoint, and always manage to fill the dance floor with a sweaty mess of dancing fans. Their authenticity shines through as they give their modern interpretations of Mexican, Peruvian, and Colombian classics, as well as their own original material and some surprise covers. The contrast of the traditional marimba with their youthful attitude and street sense connects the audience to the past while they dance into the future. They have toured the United States twice with such luminaries as PANTEON ROCOCO and are slated for many international festivals in the coming year.

The band released their debut LP in March 2020 on the international cult label AYA Records (subsidiary of the legendary electro-cumbia label ZZK Records) right as the Covid-19 pandemic hit, making it impossible to tour behind what many have called one of the best records of last year. Their last live show was at the iconic Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City, where they performed alongside the Chilean cumbia superstars Chico Trujillo (whose lead singer produced their album), and then of course their tours in the US, Europe, and Mexico were all cancelled. But the global lockdown didn’t stop them from growing their fanbase, as they were present in virtual events like Mole de Mayo in Chicago and the World Music Institute´s end-of-year celebration, as well as online festivals in Ecuador, Italy, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia.

With their name growing bit by bit, they were invited to do an “at home” session of Live on KEXP, the ultra-viral live performances from the prestigious Seattle radio station, as well as being selected as an official band at the 2020 WOMEX international music conference.

SRP have currently released two projects: “Bootleg Cumbia Vol. 1”, the 5-song EP from their Live on KEXP (at home) session (available only through Bandcamp), as well as a new collaboration (out August 6th) on the track “Ay! Ke Cumbión” by the iconic Mexican riot grrrl Ali Gua Gua (Los Ultrasonicos, Las Kumbia Queers) for her upcoming album Menos Pause, which also features one of the fiercest next-generation rappers in Latin America, Mare Advertencia Lirika. Also, a new album will be released in October. One of the most interesting young bands to emerge from Latin America, a Son Rompe Pera show is a must-see for fans of all ages who want to spice up their summer with some cumbia punk!

JER

JER is a fresh new take on the sound of ska punk. Jeremy’s inspiration comes from many ska bands old and new, such as Kill Lincoln, Bruce Lee Band, Hepcat, The Skatalites, and Fishbone. While most Ska-Punk bands drive their “Punk” sound from the 90s pop punk style, JER seeks inspiration from modern “indie” punk bands such as Jeff Rosenstock, Pup, Illuminati Hotties, Bad Moves, and the Beths.