Thursday, January 27, 2005

Kerrang review of Living Colour Live at CBGB's 19/12/89

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Proof that not all Funk Metal sucked

Come the late 80's, heavy metal was easy to categorise either you
were a glammed-up hair rocker, or a thrash metal titan. Then Living
Colour emerged with a bold third way that blended metal, funk, rap
and jazz (along with a bit of social commentary). In 1989, flushed
with the success of their classic debut, `Vivid', and a Rolling
s=Stones stadium tour, the group returned to their birthplace, New
York's CBGB's, for a surprise gig. Mixing favourites with tracks
that would appear a year later on `Times Up' Living Colour are on
fire throughout, saluing their roots with a fierce cover of the Bad
Brains' Sailin On',as well as such RATM prototypes as `Cult of
Personality' and `Pride'.

Down Load Cult of Personality
For Fans of RATM, Bad Brains

Kerrang reviewer Greg Prato
thanks darren

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Living Colour - Live From CBGBs

“Live at CBGBs” kicks off with, what else, “Cult of Personality,” the song that earned Living Colour the blip on the radar it so rightfully enjoyed. The rendition heard here is surprisingly ragged, even if there are some solid ‘80s metal shrieking vocals thrown in in the bridge. Fortunately, as the set goes on, the band tightens, and by the time it reaches “Middle Man,” things are in fine form.

The bluesy and therefore aptly titled “Soldier's Blues” is the highlight of the set, because it's not often that you hear such a straightforward blues song injected with so much distortion and Rob Halford-esque screams. The gospel intro of “Open Letter to a Landlord” is a departure from the album version, and throws even more flavor into the set, in which genres are mere playthings.

While “Live at CBGBs” isn't a terribly good career retrospective, it's a good portrait of a band that, for a time, could talk right down to earth in a language that everybody could understand.

B+

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Vernon Reid dates in NYC - this week

Fri, Jan 28, 2005 BAM & Vernon Reid Poetry Project

Danny Simmons & BAM present Def Poetry Plugged In
Vernon Reid Poetry Project featuring Sonia Sanchez
Ursula Rucker
with special guests Karen Gibson Roc and Fluid, Sydnee Stewart, and Maritri & Tantra
Hosted by Reg E. Gaines
Curated by Kamilah Forbes
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Jan 28 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20, 25

Sat, Jan 29, 2005 @ Tonic, NYC

8:30pm Harriet Tubman plus Vernon Reid and Masque plus Dave Fiuczynski's KiF
$25, $20 in advance TICKETWEB

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Friday, January 21st, 2005
from Will Calhoun's site

"A Galaxy of Rock Stars"

Performances by:
Nuno Bettencourt and his new project Population 1
Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale
Sonik Elementz (featuring members of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Yes, & Chicago, as well as Dave Kerzner, Larry Ortega, Neal Zaza and Ricky Lawson).

All Star Jam with Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch, Will Calhoun, T.M. Stevens, Jon Anderson, Gary Cherone, Perry Farrell, Jordan Rudess, Michael Anthony, Warren DeMartini, Doug Adito, Hugo Ferreira, and many special surprise guests.

The Galaxy Theatre
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA (7 miles from the convention center)
6pm Doors
7:30pm Showtimes

Passes for "A Galaxy of Rock Stars" can be picked up at Dean Markley Strings (booth #5710), IK Multimedia (booth #6620), and Sabine (booth #6276) and others.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

LIVING COLOUR - Live from CBGB's
(Epic/Legacy)***


Released online last October but only now available in retail stores, this Living Colour live album is part of a Legacy Records series called Live From the Vaults . The other two titles in the series are Soul Asylum's After the Flood: Live from the Grand Forks Prom and Toad the Wet Sprocket's Welcome Home: Live at the Arlington Theater . Given that neither Soul Asylum nor Toad were particularly good live acts, the Living Colour title is the best of the three.

This concert, recorded at CBGB in 1989, mostly features songs from the band's debut. But it also includes tracks from its second album (not yet released at the time), a Bad Brains cover and two songs not found on any studio recording. The show begins with the hard rocking hit “Cult of Personality” and follows a pretty direct trajectory until “Funny Vibe,” a tune that lets the band's terrific rhythm section (bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun) stretch out. Even then-new songs such as “Information Overload” and “Pride” sound well-rehearsed and tight. And that's the great thing about Living Colour — as much as it had a political agenda, musical dynamics and fierce jams never took a backseat.

*blog note - rhythm section should say Muzz Skillings

Thursday, January 13, 2005

VERNON REID dates w/ Yohimbe Brothers, Masque and Poetry

Fri, Jan 14, 2005 - Yohimbe Brothers @ Downtown Farmingdale, NY
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 - Yohimbe Brothers @ Tribeca Rock New York, NY

Thur, Jan 20, 2005 - appearing @ Artists For Tsunami Relief

Fri, Jan 28, 2005 BAM & Vernon Reid Poetry Project

Danny Simmons & BAM present Def Poetry Plugged In
Vernon Reid Poetry Project featuring Sonia Sanchez
Ursula Rucker
with special guests Karen Gibson Roc and Fluid, Sydnee Stewart, and Maritri & Tantra
Hosted by Reg E. Gaines
Curated by Kamilah Forbes
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Jan 28 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20, 25

Sat, Jan 29, 2005 @ Tonic, NYC

8:30pm Harriet Tubman plus Vernon Reid and Masque plus Dave Fiuczynski's KiF
$25, $20 in advance TICKETWEB

Fri, April 1, 2005 - Yohimbe Brothers @ Banlieues Bleues Festival, France

Sun, April 24, 2005 @ Tri C Jazz festival in Cleveland, OH
TONIGHT!!! YOHIMBE BROTHERS @ Tritone in Philadelphia, PA

Thirsty Ear Records - Order Yohimbe Brothers Tao of Yo

Vernon Reid : Guitars
DJ Logic : Turntables

1. Shine For Me
2. The Secret Frequency
3. More From Life
4. Shape 4
5. Noh Rio
6. TV
7. Thirty Spokes
8. Unimportance
9. No Pistolas
10. Overcoming
11. Anchor
12. Shape 1
13. Perfect Traveler

The Tao of Yo is the Yohimbe Brothers' second record together and their partnership has evolved into an assault of sounds and styles that defy genre. They have crafted a musical tour de force employing guitar and DJ work into a cohesive and monumental package of riffs and beats. Inherent in this package is a thought provoking collage of ideas and visions that engage the listener, and question the conventions of modern thought, as well as the conventions of music itself. This album also contains a very clear political undertone, so it's timely and fitting that this record should come during this supercharged election year. Added to the mix is an essential group of guest vocalists (Latasha Nevada Diggs, Taylor McFerren) and rappers (Traz, Bos Omega) who have contributed their own unique vision and sensibilities to bring this project to the next level. The end result is nothing short of explosive. The team at good and evil had no small part in this listening experience, incorporating a real sense of cohesion to this very thoughtful and diverse album.

Yohimbe Brothers - Tao of Yo REMIXES LP

Side A
1. More From Life (The Boolean Mix)
2. No Pistolas (Album Mix)

Side B
1.HDTV (The Ski Mix)
2. Thirty Spokes (Delivery Service Tribute Mix)

This 12" is taken from the album “The Tao of Yo” the Yohimbe Brothers second record together. Clearly, the partnership of Vernon Reid and DJ Logic has evolved into an assault of sounds and styles that defy genre. They have crafted a musical tour de force, employing guitar and DJ work into a cohesive and monumental package of riffs and beats.

Combining the stellar production values of DJ Logic and GoodandEvil, “The Remixes” is a laser sharp retooling of this dancehall modern classic. Its sure to shake the dance floor with a sound and sensibility rarely heard. Changing gears Thirty Spokes features a laid back hip-hop groove complimented by the rarely heard acoustic guitar of Vernon Reid.
Pop Matters review of Tao Of Yo

"This album is a remarkable audio journey that begs for a change of consciousness, both on the creative and political forefront." Sounds elegant, articulate, intelligent, intriguing and considered, doesn't it? Possibly the work of some intellectual, jazz loving Japanese siblings who have decided to contextualise their virtuoso musicianship by using samplers to interpolate the opinions and theories of people from all over the globe concerning the zeitgeist and the advantages and drawbacks of our contemporary forms of expression. And it's coming out on Thirsty Ear because, well, you know -- they're big on the whole groundbreaking, boundary-pushing weird jazz front. It'll probably be multi-layered and rewarding, and contain moments of striking beauty alongside movements where the musicians will apparently be attempting to murder their instruments at differing, random tempos over a catatonia-inducing bass line. Matthew Shipp, that workaholic keyboard whiz, will be involved somehow; he'll probably have met them whilst collaborating with some obscure alt-rap group based in Kyoto . . .

And so on, yes, but nope, as David Foster Wallace might say if slightly inebriated. Ignoring the habitually overblown, hyperbolic press description, this second album by the hands of guitarist Vernon Reid and dark, menacing modern jazz composer/turntablist DJ Logic still feels rough, unfinished, and slightly hapless, as if thrown together in a hurry and then put out with a grudging frown. Knowing that the record "was completed while DJ Logic was busy in the labs with his highly anticipated third album" does nothing to dispel the impression that this is a collection of tracks the two messed around with, in the studio with some friends, and then decided -- with a shrug -- to publish: a misshapen vanity project by somebody whose ego wasn't quite big enough to prevent them from getting bored with the idea themselves.

What this results in is a 13-track-long mishmash of styles based around Reid's playing guitar (from Spanish fret work and strumming to full blown, Slash-lying-drunk-in-a-gutter dirty histrionics) over Logic's habitually bruising, bare beats and sample collages, with some obligatory scratching thrown in. And then there are the guests, who are many, varied, mostly unknown, and who feature on every single track -- which, as I need hardly point out, doesn't really create an impression of considered cohesion. Around a third of the tracks are two-minutes long or shorter, "Shape 1" and "Shape 4" being little more than slightly differing juxtapositions of some strumming, a few background samples, and what might be irregular tap-dancing. Ok, so it's a good thing they weren't any longer, but why put them on at all? Having nothing to say is hardly creative or political, and there's certainly nothing new about incorporating found sounds.

Also on offer are the strange afrobeat/electroclash of opener "Shine For Me", with its underproduced female refrain of "thumbelina lip service wonton", the varying tempo nu-metal dirge of instrumental "The Secret Frequency", and the guitar-solos-over-frenzied-breakbeats/drumming of the Praxis-like "Unimportance", none of which are especially diverting. Better are the tracks with MCs, whether Traz making good for more annoying female vocals over the massive bass surges of "More From Life" ("In 2000 my hood tried to rock the vote / Only to see the president we elected / Get rejected / They say I'm wrong / For trying to sell this dope / But if Micky D's ain't hiring / Then why the f*ck should I still hope? It's like they purposefully force us to put a rope / Around our throats: / To them / Economic equality's just a joke"); Taylor Mcferrin deconstructing the psychology of the relationship between familiar newsreader and audience on "Anchor"; and Bos Omega, whose surreal, angry imagery and Mike Ladd-evoking voice elevate the brash, obvious riffs of "TV" slightly. Best of all is "No Pistolas", with India.Arie guitarist Ricky Quinones, that comes off like Marc Anthony attempting reggae, backed by a massive bass pulse, handclaps, and a satisfyingly OTT guitar wig-out from Reid; again it's a bit of a mess, but being slightly shambolic never hurt reggae, and it ends up just being colourfully odd.

If anything, I have less idea now what "the tao of yo" is meant to be than before I heard this record. I suspect that they just thought it was a smart title, and don't have any real idea, either. It shows.

— 15 October 2004

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Living Colour in Argentina Pics - June 2001

thanks mr.pain
Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish and Bernie Worrell @ SLAMDANCE

Closing Night Party (Friday, January 28 at 9:30pm)
what: Party
when: Friday, January 28 at 9:30pm
where: Suede
description: Our huge, post-awards bash. Prince Paul (Handsome Boy Modeling School, producer: De La Soul) will perform a live DJ set at Suede. Headlining will be hip hop / funk pioneers: Bernie Worrell (founding member of P-Funk, subject of Slamdance 2005 documentary short, STRANGER: BERNIE WORRELL ON EARTH), Will Calhoun (world class drummer, credits include Living Color, BB King, Wayne Shorter), & bassist Doug Wimbish (resident bassist for Sugar Hill Records, Bronx, NY).

Admission is free with an All Access Pass. Otherwise, tickets are $30 per person.

Monday, January 10, 2005

THIS WEEK!!! - Yohimbe Brothers Tour Dates

Thursday, Jan. 13 @ Tritone - Philadelphia, PA Virtuous Tickets
Friday, Jan. 14 Downtown Farmingdale, LI Ticketmaster
Saturday, Jan. 15 Tribeca Rock, NYC musictoday TICKETS

Sunday, January 09, 2005

LIVING COLOUR, "LIVE AT CBGB'S TUESDAY 12/19/89" (EPIC/LEGACY) ***


Guitar wizard Vernon Reid and his three bandmates were at their peak for this 1989 home-court gig. Living Colour's politically charged funk-rock has a real edge to it here, upholding the standards of black rock pioneers Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, et al.

The band plays four songs from its 1988 debut disc, including the single "Cult of Personality." In addition, there are six tunes from the second Living Colour LP, which hadn't been released yet and elicit little audience response. There's also a cover of Bad Brains' "Sailin' On" and two previously unreleased Living Colour songs. Complete with liner notes by Greg Tate, "Live at CBGB's" is a must-have for hard-core fans and a good introduction for the uninitiated.

Jeff Johnson

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Yohimbe Brothers - Tao Of Yo (review)

Guitarist Vernon Reid and DJ Logic released their first album on Rope a Dope in 2002, but their particular blend of rock, jazz fusion, electronica, and hip hop seems tailor-made to Thirsty Ear's Blue Series. On their second outing, The Tao of Yo, the Yohimbe Brothers join forces with Chris Castagno and Danny Blume, also known as GoodandEvil, a production team oft-used in the series. This collaboration yields a record which is powerful, eclectic, soulful, and stirring.

Reid has long involved political commentary in his music, and The Tao is no exception. Songs like "TV," "Words They Choose," and "More from Life" espouse casting a suspicious eye both at our government and the propagandizing of network media apparatuses. Guest turns by vocalists and rappers Latasha Nevada Diggs, Shantyman, Taylor McFerrin, Bos Omega, Traz, and Ricky Quinones assure that the narrators vary throughout the album, even if their message remains similar.

Of course, whether or not you are sympathetic to their viewpoint, there is no denying the force of Reid and Logic's formidable musical powers. Reid's guitar-god prowess remains undiminished; he is able to craft a funky and hard rhythm guitar groove on "TV" that would effortlessly fit in as part of his Living Colour oeuvre, while "The Secret Frequency" features incandescent solo fireworks. Logic's turntablism is consummately tasteful, mixing solid beats with singular textural flair. Even when the canvass is somewhat minimally constructed, as on "Words They Choose," all of the rhythmic essentials are present and placed with tremendous care. Tao of Yo creates message-filled music that truly resonates. - Christian Carey

Yohimbe Brothers - The Tao Of Yo (Thirsty Ear)

by Adam Hill
22 October 2004

What to make of this lively farrago, ranging from hip-hop to Latin pop to glam metal? Well, if you heard the Yohimbe Brothers previous outing, Front End Lifter, then you will not be surprised by the party mix sensibility that dispenses with any notion of cohesion. But will you be disappointed? That depends.

The Yohimbe Brothers are Vernon Reid and DJ Logic, both veterans of a NYC scene that thrives on a restless experimentalism with genres, which has made the idea of jazz players working with turntablists and rappers seem commonplace. And so it makes sense that this new recording appears on Thirsty Ear.

DJ Logic has done some fabulous work under his own name, as well as adding some charge to records by Medeski, Martin, and Wood. Vernon Reid of course is best known for his group Living Colour.

Logic work's on this new Yohimbe Brothers release seems to lack freshness; there's nothing exceptional in his beats or collaging of riffs, and while he has shown on many occasions how well he works with jazz players, working with a guitarist whose style is mostly informed by heavy metal is not a great match.

Vernon Reid is simply not a very interesting guitarist; his leads and solos are the stale stuff that, because they come off loud and fast, fools a lot of people with mullets into believing it's masterly. (Note to Vernon: spend some serious alone time listening to Sonny Sharrock on the headphones).

Most of the cuts feature vocals and/or raps, and many have a political edge to them. The best, by far, is "More From Life", which cleverly catalogs the injustices perpetrated by those "party people in the GOP" while scolding the voluntarily disenfranchised to "put the blunt down and pay attention to the town". The worst is "No Pistolas", a four-minute irritation in the form of a Latino pop song that seems absolutely ripe for a melodramatically silly video on Mexican MTV.

All in all, you really have to like hip-hop and DJ mashes to enjoy this release. There's nothing resembling jazz here (not a bad thing), though there are plenty of DJ Logic's funky-chunky beats. It's mostly fun, but nothing radically new.
Will Calhoun this weekend
Saturday, January 8th, 2005

Will Calhoun with Don Byron and The Symphony Space Adventurers Orchestra, "The Greatest Hits" (music of EWF, Sugar Hill Gang, Stravinsky, etc).

Don Byron and the Symphony Space Adventurers Orchestra

Contrasting Brilliance 5th Anniversary Concert: The Greatest Hits Featuring special guests Master Gee, Big Bank Hank and Wonder Mike from the Sugar Hill Gang.

The first half of this concert will feature Byron and his intrepid ensemble revisiting the composers that he has contrasted over the years – the brilliance of Sly Stone, Henry Mancini, Igor Stravinsky, and Herb Alpert and Earth Wind & Fire. The second half will be an uninterrupted celebration of SugarHill Records, the label that introduced rap music to the world.

The SugarHill Gang, comprised of Big Bank Hank, Wonder Mike, and Master Gee, made hip-hop history when they recorded the single "Rapper's Delight," released in 1979. The song is largely credited as being the first rap radio hit, exposing the masses for the first time to an art form that would eventually sit at the heart of today's pop culture. The multi-platinum seller is widely known as hip-hop's breakthrough single and paved the way for the mainstream success of rap music in the 1980’s.

Other Sugar Hill Gang hits include "8th Wonder" and "Apache" in the mid-80’s, and 1999’s Jump on it, a rap album for children.

“And so, ladies and gentlemen… the Symphony Space Adventurers Orchestra! In this band, our roots are in both jazz and classical, with these two musics as the basic framework for the musicianship we expect from the players. We approach the American sound from many angles. We’ve studied the Bay Area funk of Sly Stone, the Bronx–New Jersey rap of SugarHill Records, the manicured pseudo-Latin pop of Herb Alpert, the seminal cartoony compositions of Raymond Scott, the lush harmonic world of Henry Mancini, the complex jazz-driven world of Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire, and the beautifully controlled dissonance of Stravinsky. This is the music that has shaped our environment, the music that Americans hear internally in their inner soundtrack. This is the music that we call on emotionally, when we are happy, sad, sexy, goofy, frightened. Other countries have other musics. This is ours. For our orchestra—and, I would bet, for much of our audience—Sly, SugarHill, and Herb Alpert may be the music closest to our sense of the American canon.”
- Don Byron

Tickets: $28/$23; Members $23/$18; Seniors, Students, 6 Tix $25/$20
Venue: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
8pm w/ intermission

INFO
Tickets

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Sat, Jan 29, 2005 @ Tonic, NYC

8:30pm Harriet Tubman plus Vernon Reid and Masque plus Dave Fiuczynski's KiF
$25, $20 in advance

Harriet Tubman: With Melvin Gibbs (bass guitar), Brandon Ross (guitar) & J.T. Lewis (drums). A meltdown of rock-hard drumming, ultradeep bass, and soaring streams of guitar leaves mouths agape and minds streaming. A meeting of three intense musical personalities whose individual brilliance and collective experience includes work with Herbie Hancock, Lou Reed, Cassandra Wilson, Sonny Sharrock, Vernon Reid, Caetano Veloso, Henry Rollins, Muhal Richard Abrams and Henry Threadgill.

Vernon Reid and Masque:

Dave Fiuczynski's KiF: Eastern-Exotica, Western Exstatica – an Arabeo-funk-jazz group featuring cellist Rufus Cappadocia. The Fuze is a guitar man with “chops up the wazoo... and a surplus of fire and intensity.” — Guitar Player
Second Time Around - Living Colour

Live at CBGB's Tuesday 12/19/89 (Epic/Legacy)

Technically, this review belongs up above with the new releases since Live at CBGB's Tuesday 12/19/89 hasn't been issued before. But the performance took place 15 years ago and could have been pressed and sold around that time if Living Colour had scored commercial success equal to their critical conquests.

Guitarist Vernon Reid was already a highly regarded instrumentalist and a newsmaker as the founding member of the Black Rock Coalition when he formed Living Colour. With Corey Glover singing, Muzz Skillings on bass, and Will Calhoun playing drums, the band recorded an electrifying debut, Vivid, in 1988, and for a year or two they grabbed attention everywhere. Living Colour had solid support in heavy rock circles where an all-black band was, um, unusual; their jazz and funk influences attracted downtown hipsters and Mick Jagger too, who asked them to open for the Stones when the band toured the United States.

Live captures Living Colour at a time when the excitement was in the air, and if anyone doubts the band's claim to fame, this casually terrific performance answers all questions. They built the set around four tunes from Vivid that were, in varying degrees, deeply personal and politically progressive: "Cult of Personality" (which begins with a sound bite from Malcolm X), "Funny Vibe," "Open Letter (to a Landlord)," and "Middle Man." "Cult of Personality" is loaded up with flashy, over-the-top playing that never undermines the ensemble. Skillings and Calhoun have chops to spare, but in no more than a minute, it's clear that it's Reid's playing – not color and not politics – that made Living Colour exceptional. His guitar is tastefully aggressive and full of surprises that incorporate a bewildering array of influences without being dominated by any of them.

Newcomers to Living Colour probably should start listening with Vivid rather than this album. Fans, on the other hand, should make sure to pick up this disc. The band shared a perspective that was singular and exciting, and made a unique contribution to rock. They didn't change the course of the music, but they certainly added depth and dimension, and they're waiting for you on Live at CBGB's. (J.H. Tompkins)
Metal Band Living Colour Ignores Color Barriers

By Chris Regal
Published: Saturday, December 4, 2004

Living Colour was one of the most cutting edge bands of the late 1980s, especially within the metal scene. While their music was not particularly unique, the band itself broke stereotypes and racial walls all over the country by being one of the earliest all African-American heavy metal bands.

Sony Legacy has released a live concert recording from the band, titled "Live from CBGB." The album, which is currently available only for online purchase but has a retail release date in January, is a recording taken from one of Living Colour's performances at the famed CBGB club in New York, the group offers many different styles. The album was recorded in 1989, at the peak of Living Colour's popularity. They delivered a blistering hour-long set for, as described in the liner notes, a predominantly black crowd, despite the "white" nature of the club or the band itself.

Regardless of racial boundaries, Living Colour brought a big helping of rock and roll to the club that night 15 years ago. The set opened with the Top 20 single "Cult of Personality," in which the band played one of its more "metal" sounding songs. From there, the band ventured into an array of songs with heavy influences ranging from blues to punk rock, jazz and metal. The band showcased its diversity, jumping from the funky "Love Rears Its Ugly Head" right into a blues track, "Soldier's Blues" at one point in the set. "Solace of You" sounds as if it would better fit a beach setting, complete with Hawaiian shirts and frozen drinks with little umbrellas in them. "Sailin' On," is a great cover from fellow black rockers Bad Brains. The song is located almost exactly in the middle of the set and is a barrage of old-school hardcore beats with lightning quick soloing from guitarist Vernon Reid.

Living Colour was a very well-rounded band, something which was seldom seen in rock bands of the 1980s. Diversity among songs showcases the band's song-writing talents, while vocalist Corey Glover is the perfect match for every style they offer. Vernon Reid may be one of the most under-rated guitarists of all time, as he can easily switch gears from producing Jimi Hendrix-style sounds to rapid-fire metal solos a la Kerry King of Slayer and then move to B.B. King-style blues.

The only criticism of this record is not of the band itself or songs on it but, rather, of the sound quality. Like any live recording, instruments are not always in perfect proportion with one another. On many tracks, the drums are far too loud, drowning out the rest of the band, and Reid's guitar just is not loud enough for a guitar-based band.

Still, the band's talents shine through, as the band plays a very tight set and Glover's vocals never fall flat. This disk is highly recommended to fans of metal, blues, and even pop, as it incorporates a little bit of everything

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Yohimbe Brothers January 2005 Tour Dates

Thursday, Jan. 13 @ Tritone - Philadelphia, PA Virtuous Tickets
Friday, Jan. 14 Downtown Farmingdale, LI Ticketmaster
Saturday, Jan. 15 Tribeca Rock, NYC musictoday TICKETS

Details for the Philadelphia show
THE YOHIMBE BROTHERS + MOQITA
Plus a special opening solo set by DJ LOGIC
Thursday, January 13th - 9pm
At TRITONE, 1510 South Street, 215-545-0475
Tickets: $15 available online
thanks phillymusic