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'Zilla Wine and Tunes Pairing

The two essential elements of the CORKZILLA experience – Wine and music – in a pairing. Our signature feature will continue in 2013, but we've decided to take a break from the grind of producing thoughtful pairings on a monthly basis. Please look for an archive page highlighting our pairings from the past coming soon. Cheers!

What We're Listening to

Keith Richards, "Crosseyed Heart," Republic Records

Gary Clark Jr., "The Story of Sonny Boy Slim," Warner Brothers Records

Warren Haynes Featuring Railroad Earth, "Ashes and Dust," Concord Records

Jason Isbell, "Something More Than Free," Southeastern Records

Phish, "Live Bait Vol. 11" (free digital download)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Chasing Yesterday," Sour Mash Records

Neil Young, "On the Beach," Reprise Records

Massive Attack, "Protection," Circa Records

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Black Messiah," RCA Records

Brokedown in Bakersfield, "Live!," Little Sur Records

Ryan Adams, "Ryan Adams," Pax-Am Records

Rich Robinson, "The Ceaseless Sight," The End Records

Jack White, "Lazaretto," Third Man Records

The Wayne Shorter Quartet, "Without a Net," Blue Note Records

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Fishbone Documentary - Party at Ground Zero!

Here’s a quick note from CORKZILLA about a recently viewed documentary about Fishbone, a seminal ska/punk/funk ensemble from Los Angeles that influenced numerous contemporary bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers even as they did not experience the same runaway success. It’s a band close to the ‘Zilla’s heart so we wanted to let our readers know about this stellar look at the band’s rise and fall.

The film, “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone,” shows just how the band’s democratic approach, strong personalities and myriad of musical influences torpedoed any chances of the massive success many expected for them. It’s interesting from a musical perspective, but also serves as an allegory for how we can all handle our relationships and friendships with those who are close to us. Check it out! And if you’re in the Bay Area, you can check the still-touring Fishbone at the Independent tomorrow night.

As far as what wine to pair with a Fishbone song, that’s a tough call and a post for a different day. A trailer for the film can be viewed below:


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