"The opening act, Year of the Dragon, with members of Fishbone were amazing...."
“BAD BRAINS + H2O + YEAR OF THE DRAGON @ THE FONDA THEATRE December 3rd, 2012”
“Bad Brains – H2O – Year of the Dragon – at The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA December 1, 2012 ”
“Bad Brains and Year of Dragon at The Observatory, November 29, 2012 REVIEW”
“...I cut out of there right after their set and headed to check out this fucking kick-ass band, Year of the Dragon at this very strange club that had three really tiny floors and the smallest stages I've seen in awhile. The place was cramped, and packed, but man the band, which was a metal, Fishbone-ish type of quartet from Cali, was really heavy and had a serious groove.”
“Blunt Force Karma is an interesting album. It isn't brilliant throughout, but it does have some very big moments. Not everyone is going to love it but it is definitely worth an investigation if you like music that spans several genres. Year Of The Dragon are officially my new favourite funk/soul/metal/rap fusion group!”
“The first full-length album from Year of the Dragon - formed from the ashes of ska-punk legends Fishbone by Dirty Walt and Spacey T, joined by Rodcore. Name-dropping aside however, the new record is ostensibly a concept album about the methods and practices of indie, or as Rodcore puts it, "an allegorical indictment of the way the film and music industries are at a creative standstill, recycling ideas and not creating anything really new and exciting".”