BANYAN (ft. members of Janes' Addiction, Fishbone, KDTU) w/s/g Cheap Skates
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre, Prohibition Herb Present, & SKA Brewing Present
BANYAN w/s/g Cheap Skates
NO COVID PROTOCOLS FOR THIS CONCERT
Led by Stephen Perkins on drums (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros) and trumpet master Willie Waldman, Banyan is an alternative-rock supergroup that also features bassist Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and guitarist Bryan Jordan (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe).
Stephen Perkins is an American musician and songwriter. A drummer and percussionist, he currently plays with Jane's Addiction and Hellride. Following the dissolution of Jane's Addiction, Perkins continued to play with frontman Perry Farrell in the rock band Porno for Pyros.
Willie Waldman working as an engineer at Death Row Studios, helped Waldman get his first rap gig, playing Trumpet on a track from a Snoop Doggy Dog album. That job led to several others, and as a result, Waldman's trumpet can be heard on albums by Warren G., Sublime, Tupac Shakur, Jodeci, Salt & Pepa, and the Eastsidaz.
Norwood Fisher, a co-founder of the heavy-hitting rock institution Fishbone, John Norwood Fisher is one bad mother funker who has been breaking down barriers and innovating the sound waves of funk, punk, soul, metal, reggae, and ska music since 1979. Fishbone's seven full-length albums and slew of live records and EPs have steered the course of alternative music for over three decades, and a lot of that can be attributed to the funky and percussive slapping and finger work that has become Norwood's trademark.
Brian Jordan has graced the stage and been featured with many legendary musicians, including James Brown, Dave Matthews, Bernie Worrell, The Allman Brothers Band, Ray Manzerik, Buddy Miles, George Porter, Jr., and many more. Brian currently plays guitar with The B-Side Players, as well performs as acoustic duo with Karlos Paez of The B-Side Players. In addition, Brian works as session guitarist, bassist and producer. As leader of the "Brian Jordan Band", Brian brings a unique and heavily charged sound to live audiences across the U.S. Former projects include 12 years (1999 - 2011) as guitarist for the high-energy funk/jazz band, "Karl Denson's Tiny Universe"
Cheap Skates As the sun set across the San Diego skyline, screeching guitars, thumping bass, crashing ride cymbals, floating keys and voices spiting verses echoed across the neighborhood. In a tiny shed where six people gathered frequently, amps screamed, wires tangled, and laughter pierced. Those long jam sessions that bled into the night was the beginning of a special journey, the birth of Cheap Skates. Since its inception in 2019, Cheap Skates has not stopped those improvisations. Split across San Diego, Cheap Skates consists of guitarists Domenic Spino and Brendan Collins, bassist Kaitlyn Alair