You can have your Lollapalooza's and your H.O.R.D.E.'s, but just remember that
neither of those standard-issue rock festivals will traffic in the barely-legal
trade known as "Nuttmeg Music."
Fishbone's Norwood Fisher, as he warned in
these very pages a few months ago, will be taking his roving, roaming
P-Funk-inspired funk circus on the road from mid-April through early June with
a line-up of bands that includes everyone from ska upkeepers the Skeletones to
the reformed Thelonious Monster.
Nuttstalk '97, which will feature DJ sets
in-between bands, finds Fisher sharing the stage with Joi, Weapon of Choice,
Super 8, former Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante, the Street Walkin'
Cheetas and, of course, the peace de resistance, the supergroup Trulio
This time around Trulio, whose past shows have included cameos
from George Clinton, Flea and N'Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) alongside a
band with a membership that fluctuates between 20 and 38 members, will include
three members of Fishbone, three ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers and past and current
members of Weapon of Choice, Spearhead, the Untouchables, Super 8, Circle Jerks
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