Monday, December 25, 2006

Vernon Reid and Masque @ Tonic - 12/29/06

Fri, Dec 29 , 2006 - Tonic, New York, NY
A Night of Pure Guitar w/ Favored Nations Artists: Dave Weiner plus Rob Balducci plus Vernon Reid and Masque - $15

RIP James Brown - the godfather of soul

To live in a world without JB!

The World will never see his like again.... Yeah Prince, you heard me!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Living Colour @ Porgy and Bess - 12-12-06 audience recording

This is the Porgy and Bess show @ Vienna, Austria, happy holidays!
(click title/link for download to start)

from Dennis Diamond, guitar tech, Nov. 11, 2003- "the band is now allowing audio recordings for trade only. If any recordings are found on Ebay, this will cease. However, I know that's not the case here! I do encourage you to report any and all recordings sold on Ebay immediately; we appreciate it! Please remember that it's audio recording and still pictures w/o flash ONLY! Any video cameras found will be confiscated without prior clearance. "

From Vernon Reid, June 23, 2006 - "....Also I was thinking of letting folks know that I'm cool with taping Masque shows strictly by live taping guidelines (non-commercial trading is okay, no selling, etc.)"

Friday, December 22, 2006

Vernon Reid and Masque European Tour Feb 2007

dates subject to change, no confirmation on venue yet

Feb-01 VIENNA(A)
Feb-02 INNSBRUCK(A)
Feb-03 RIED(A)
Feb-04 Austria(tba)
Feb-05 off
Feb-06 VELDEN(A)
Feb-07 Austria(tba)
Feb-08 PASSAU(D)
Feb-09 DORNBIRN(A)
Feb-10 MINDEN(D)
Feb-11 AMSTERDAM(NL) @ Bimhuis
Feb-12 off
Feb-13 HANNOVER(D)
Feb-14 BREMEN(D) tbc
Feb-15 PARIS(F)
Feb-16 BERLIN(D)
Feb-17 BERLIN(D)
Feb-18 LEIPZIG(D) tbc
Feb-19 to Feb-24 CZ,HUN will be announced next week

Monday, December 18, 2006

12/17/06 setlist @ Ancienne Belgique - Brussels

Thank you Steve H!

Power of Soul
Type
Middle Man
Funny Vibe
In Your Name
Sacred Ground
Glamour
Go Away
Bless Those
Ignorance
Flying
Auslander
Drum Solo
Love Rears
Time's up
---
Cult
Solace
Crosstown Traffic

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Living Colour draws fresh inspiration from solo pursuits

By Darrell Jónsson
For The Prague Post
December 13th, 2006

f Living Colour were placed in a time machine and taken back to the slick mid-1960s, it's unlikely the band would make it past the reception desk at Barry Gordy's Motown offices. Sure, they're African-American musicians. But, even if they charmed their way inside, when they started wheeling in multiple stacks of Marshall amplifiers, security would be quick to evict them.

No matter. By the time the infectious guitar riff of their first hit, "Cult of Personality," was racing up the charts and positioning them for their first Grammy, this New York City band had clearly dispelled the notion of metal-flavored rock being a strictly suburban, lily-white party. And, in other respects, Living Colour was part of an effort every bit as groundbreaking as Gordy's Motown label.

The band started out as part of a New York City community known as the Black Rock Coalition, the aims of which included breaking down racial barriers in the music industry. According to William Calhoun, one of the founding members of Living Colour, this effort pulled together "some great talented people who were ready for a change ... musicians, lawyers, radio station DJs, club owners and journalists."
Living Colour

In the case of Living Colour, the various iterations of the band since then have echoed worldwide, from Mick Jagger's catwalk prance to Pharoah Sanders' wizened jazz gaze. Riding the brief wave of the band's late-'80s and early-'90s mainstream splash, Living Colour's members have ventured into extracurricular projects as diverse as film, experimental rock, world music and jazz.

Guitarist Vernon Reid has produced records for Salif Keita and James Blood Ulmer while also taking his rightful place working alongside Carlos Santana and Jack Bruce. Reid has also split his time fronting a band he calls Mistaken Identity while doing film soundtrack work.

Lead singer Corey Glover recorded the eclectic solo CD Hymns in 1998 and pursued an acting career that recently found him cast as Judas in a stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Bassist Doug Wimbish has been busy in London with the experimental dub champions Tackhead, while lending his journeyman bass-playing skills to latter-day recordings of the Rolling Stones.

Meanwhile, drummer Calhoun has been jamming with virtual reality inventor Jaron Lanier on high-tech video, and driving around the outback of Morocco looking for new sights and sounds. In 2005 Calhoun put away his traveling shoes and settled into Ornette Coleman's Harmolodic studios long enough to gather Pharoah Sanders, Mos Def, Naná Vasconcelos and others to extend the jazz tradition on his solo CD Native Lands (on Germany's Enja label).

Asked what effect all this divergent activity will have on the band's live performances, Calhoun says, "It has created a wider sonic vision for Living Colour. We have more colors to add to our existing sonic colors." Onstage now, he says, the band is "experimenting with rock, electronics, ambience, grooves and indigenous sounds."

Still, fans looking forward to singing along with some of their old favorites are likely to find plenty of recognizable hooks among the surprises. "We like to perform our material with an open mind, [but] we don't want to misrepresent the songs," Calhoun says. "However, we do improvise on the tempo, chord changes, melodies and arrangements."

A good indication of what the upcoming Prague performance will sound like seems to fall somewhere between the band's trip-metal read of the Beatles' "Tommorrow Never Knows" on its most recent studio CD, Cøllideoscope, and the lightning set on the 2005 release Live at CBGB's, recorded at New York City's recently closed temple of punk in December 1989.

Together or apart, through all the exciting hits and even more inspiring misses, Living Colour's ongoing priority will likely remain what Calhoun describes as "to create honest music that inspires us all. Everything else will happen after we are inspired."

Darrell Jónsson can be reached at info@praguepost.com

Living Colour
When: Dec. 18 at 8
Where: Retro Music Hall
Tickets: 550 Kč (till Dec. 17), 600 Kč (on Dec. 18) through Ticketpro, Ticketstream and Ticketportal; 660 Kč at the door

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tour dates and Estragon Setlist and pics

Dec 14 2006 BHF. Langendreer Bochum
Dec 15 2006 013 The Choice Tilburg
also a Master Class w/ Doug Wimbish. Doors open @ 5:30/17:30pm
Dec 16 2006 Patronaat Haarlem
Dec 17 2006 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Dec 18 2006 Retro Music Hall Prague

Hi there Pino's here as always just returned from Bologna to see the guys..... :) here is the set list

Memories
Type
Middle Man
Funny Vibe
In Your Name
Sacred Ground
Landlord
Glamour
Go Away
Blss Those
Ignorance
Flying
Postman
Auslander
Love Rears
Time's up
---
Cult
Tomorrow never knows (medley What's your favourite)
Solace

My Living Colour photos @ Estragon - Bologna, Italy

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Living Colour - 12-12-06 Porgy and Bess setlist

Memories Can't Wait
Type/Israelites
Middle Man
Funny Vibe
Sacred Ground
Open Letter to a Landlord
Glamour Boys
Go Away
Bless Those
Ignorance Is Bliss
Flying
drum solo
Love Rears It's Ugly Head
Time's Up
Cult of Personality
Crosstown Traffic/Favorite Color

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Living Colour December European tour 2006

Dec 12 2006 Porgy Vienna
Dec 13 2006 Estragon Bologna
Dec 14 2006 BHF. Langendreer Bochum
Dec 15 2006 013 The Choice Tilburg
also a Master Class w/ Doug Wimbish. Doors open @ 5:30/17:30pm
Dec 16 2006 Patronaat Haarlem
Dec 17 2006 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Dec 18 2006 Retro Music Hall Prague

Will Calhoun - Drumwave Tour Dates

Will Calhoun - Drumwave Tour Dates

The Drumwave Tour is Will Calhoun's solo Electronic/Acoustic, Ambient/Visual Performance Tour. Expect to see and hear a wide range of the Calhoun arsenal in this mesmerizing performance, including an eclectic array of electronics, drums, and indigenous flutes, with arresting visuals. This is not a Drum Clinic tour with Q&A, etc; it is a full-on Performance Tour. Typical performances are two 45 minute sets, check listings for other specifics. Enjoy!

Mon 12/04/06 - Berlin, GERMANY @ A-Trane
Tue 12/05/06 - Hannover, GERMANY @ Enercity Expo
Wed 12/06/06 - Halle, GERMANY @ Objekt 5
Thu 12/07/06 - Dresden, GERMANY @ Jazzclub Neue Tonne
Fri 12/08/06 - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA @ Treibhaus
Sat 12/09/06 - Enns, AUSTRIA @ Kulturzentrum Zuckerfabrik
Sun 12/10/06 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Reigen

As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Corey Glover's December Jesus Christ Superstar schedule

December 2, 2006
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall

December 3, 2006
Melbourne, FL
King Center for the Performing Arts

December 5-10, 2006
Cleveland, OH
Playhouse Square Center

December 21-31, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate Theatre

Friday, November 24, 2006

small note from Vernon Reid

I'm heading to New Orleans to record the next James Blood Ulmer Blues project record and I'm a bit challenged about the direction that it goes in...I'm going to be playing in an impromptu radio tribute to Hendrix VERY EARLY this coming Saturday on WKCR 89.9 fm (the same station that we did the live Masque broadcast)...I've been up all night working on some animation/video art stuff for Artificial Africa and some music too...There's a band/sound-system called British Intelligence that is a current fav...go check out their Myspace and get their free downloadable mix-tape...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Doug Wimbish Clinic Schedule

Nov 16 2006 8:00P Bass Clinic @ Musik Schmidt Frankfurt
Nov 17 2006 8:00P Bass Clinic @ Soundland Fellbach
Nov 18 2006 8:00P Masterclass @ Fun Music School St Wendel
Nov 19 2006 8:00P Masterclass @ Mario's Music Store St Wendel
Nov 20 2006 8:00P Bass Clinic @ Just Guitars & Basses Hamburg
Nov 21 2006 8:00P Bass Clinic @ Musik Service Berlin
Nov 22 2006 8:00P Bass Clinic @ Soundhaus Luebeck

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Will Calhoun's Native Lands @ Blue Note, NYC

Saturday, November 18th, 12:30am.
Will Calhoun's Native Lands Experience @ Blue note

FEATURING:

Will Calhoun, drums, loops, indigenous percussion
Marcus Strickland, saxophones
Corey Wilkes, trumpet
Orrin Evans, piano
John Benitez, bass



Will Calhoun will hold a drum clinic at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) 2006 in Austin, Texas. Clinic begins at 11am. Click here for more details.


Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Will Calhoun will hold a drum clinic at Ellis Drum Shop in St. Paul, Minnesota. Clinic begins at 5pm.

Ellis Drum Shop
524 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Phone: 651.603.0848

A Night of Pure Guitar - Vernon Reid and Masque

Fri, Dec 29, 2005 @ Tonic - New York, New York

A Night of Pure Guitar w/ Favored Nations Artists: Dave Weiner plus Rob Balducci plus Vernon Reid and Masque $15

Dave Weiner: Favored Nations Dave Weiner was hand selected at the age of 22 to join Steve Vai’s band and has been touring and recording with the guitar legend ever since; playing roughly 350 shows in 45 countries on 5 continents. Dave’s debut cd, “Shove The Sun Aside” was released worldwide in 2005 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. Dave’s packing the stage with a jaw-dropping 5-piece line up featuring Chris Maute on bass, Mike Kernicky on drums and Clay McElwee and Sam Serinsky on additional guitars.

Rob Balducci: Soaring melody lines, strong driving leads and a killer tone are what come to mind when people hear the name Rob Balducci. Rob has toured internationally in support of his three Favored Nations releases: Balance, Mantra and The Color Of Light. Rob’s well-crafted songs define versatility and take the audience on an emotional journey. Rob’s band is a power trio featuring Ethan Meixsell on bass and Veronica Bellino on drums.

Vernon Reid and Masque: Both a guitarist and a composer Vernon is a true artist, one whose work is forever in progress, from his formative years on the downtown New York jazz/funk/punk scene with the Decoding Society, to his leadership of the pioneering platinum rock band Living Colour, to his collaborations with creative spirits ranging from guitarist Carlos Santana, to African singer Salif Keita to choreographers Bill T. Jones and Donald Byrd.

Will Calhoun Drum Clinic - Austin, TX

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

Will Calhoun will hold a drum clinic at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) 2006 in Austin, Texas. Clinic begins at 11am. Click here for more details.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Living Colour European Tour December 2006

Dec 12 2006 Porgy Vienna
Dec 13 2006 Estragon Bologna
Dec 14 2006 BHF. Langendreer Bochum
Dec 15 2006 013 The Choice Tilburg
Dec 16 2006 Patronaat Haarlem
Dec 17 2006 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Dec 18 2006 Retro Music Hall Prague

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Will Calhoun - Drumwave Tour Dates

Will Calhoun - Drumwave Tour Dates

The Drumwave Tour is Will Calhoun's solo Electronic/Acoustic, Ambient/Visual Performance Tour. Expect to see and hear a wide range of the Calhoun arsenal in this mesmerizing performance, including an eclectic array of electronics, drums, and indigenous flutes, with arresting visuals. This is not a Drum Clinic tour with Q&A, etc; it is a full-on Performance Tour. Typical performances are two 45 minute sets, check listings for other specifics. Enjoy!

Mon 12/04/06 - Berlin, GERMANY @ A-Tran
Tue 12/05/06 - Hannover, GERMANY @ Inner City Expo
Wed 12/06/06 - Halle, GERMANY @ Objekt 5
Thu 12/07/06 - Dresden, GERMANY @ Tonne
Fri 12/08/06 - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA @ Treibhaus
Sat 12/09/06 - Enns, AUSTRIA @ Zuckerfabrik
Sun 12/10/06 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Reigen

As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!

Doug Wimbish European Bass Clinics

November 13, 2006
Music Hug, Zürich, Switzerland, tbc

November 14, 2006
Musik Produktiv, Switzerland, Niederlenz, tbc

November 15, 2006
Rock Shop, Karlsruhe, Germany

November 16, 2006
Musik Schmidt, Frankfurt, Germany

November, 17, 2006
Soundland, Fellbach, Germany

November 18, 2006
Masterclass at Fun Music School and Mario's Music Store, St Wendel, Germany

November 19, 2006
Masterclass at Fun Music School and Mario's Music Store, St Wendel, Germany

November 20, 2006
Just Guitars & Basses, Hamburg, Germany tbc

November 21, 2006
Musik Service, Berlin, Germany

November 22, 2006
Soundhaus, Luebeck, Germany

November 23, 2006
Denmark, tbc

November 24, 2006
Denmark, tbc

Little Axe tour ( w/ Doug Wimbish)

October 31, 2006
Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
http://www.spiritof66.be/

November 01, 2006
Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany

November 02, 2006
B.Hof, Munich, Germany

November 03, 2006
Festival, Maribor, Slovenia

November 04, 2006
Reigen Fest, Vienna, Austria

November 05, 2006
Posthof, Linz, Austria
http://www.posthof.at/

November 06, 2006
Treibhaus, Innsbruck, Austria
http://www.treibhaus.at/

November 08, 2006
K.I.K, Ried, Austria
http://www.kik-ried.com/

November 09, 2006
Inox, Baden, Germany
http://www.inox-music-club.ch/

November 10, 2006
Mokka, Thun , Switzerland
http://www.mokka.ch/sites/home/home.html

November 11, 2006
Musik Produktiv, Ibbenbüren, Germany

November 12, 2006
Albani, Winterthurn, Switzerland
http://www.albani.ch/

Monday, October 23, 2006

Will Calhoun October 2006 England Clinics

Mon 10/23/06 - Newcastle Drum Centre Clinic
Tue 10/24/06 - Manchester Drum Centre Clinic
Wed 10/25/06 - Drumfest Northampton
Thu 10/26/06 - Masterclass @ The Institute London
Fri 10/27/06 - Masterclass @ Brighton Institute of Modern Music
Sat 10/28/06 - Masterclass @ Only 1 Music Cardiff
Sun 10/29/06 - Drumfest Birmingham
Mon 10/30/06 - Appearance at KORG UK

As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm clinic dates, times and details!

James Blood Ulmer w/ Memphis Blood feat. Vernon Reid on Tour now

2006/10/26 Theatre Monsigny - Boulogne-sur-Mer (France)
2006/10/27 Dom Omladine - Belgrade (Serbia)
2006/10/28 Deutsches Jazz Festival - Frankfurt (Germany)
2006/10/31 Porgy & Bess - Vienna (Austria)
2006/11/03 Zagreb Jazz Festival - Zagreb (Croatia)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Corey Glover in Jesus Christ Superstar (dates/venues)

Roanoke, VA
Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
October 26, 2006

Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern Univ. Performing Arts Cntr.
October 31, 2006

Monroe/Tallulah, LA
Impresario's Choice -- Monroe Civic Centre
November 4, 2006

Shreveport, LA
Strand Theatre
November 6, 2006

Niceville, FL
Okaloosa Walton College
November 8, 2006

Columbia, SC
The Ira & Nancy Koger Center for the Arts (USC)
Nov. 10-11, 2006

Abilene, TX
Abilene Civic Center
November 13, 2006

Corpus Christi, TX
American Bank Center - Selena Auditorium
November 14, 2006

Orange, TX
Lutcher Theatre for the Performing Arts
November 17, 2006

Galveston, TX
The Grand 1894 Opera House
November 18, 2006

Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge River Center (LSU)
November 19, 2006

West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center
Nov. 21-23, 2006

Gainesville, FL
University of Florida Performing Arts
November 24, 2006

Sarasota, FL
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Nov. 25-26, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

A just-right Judas - Rocker Corey Glover steps into big shoes in 'Superstar'

By Rich Copley
HERALD-LEADER CULTURE WRITER

If you were looking for the blueprint for the metal rock band Living Colour, you might have turned your eyes on Jimi Hendrix, the Clash or even Rush.

And when Corey Glover and Vernon Reid formed Living Colour -- which hit it big in 1988 with the album Vivid -- their frontman- guitarist relationship had obvious comparisons to Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page or the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

But to Jesus and Judas?

"I loved the movie of Jesus Christ Superstar," Glover, 41, says. "I watched it practically my entire life, and it affected me very deeply."

In particular, he looked up to Carl Anderson, who played Judas in the 1973 film, based on the hit concept album and Broadway version of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera.

"Judas seemed like the juiciest role, and Carl Anderson's performance really influenced my concept of a rock singer, particularly a black rock singer," Glover says.

Indeed, Anderson is nearly synonymous with the role, even having sung it when a Superstar tour rolled through Louisville in 2003.

Anderson died in 2004, leaving the question of who would play Christ's betrayer on the latest tour, which is at the Lexington Opera House this weekend.

The producers' eyes eventually turned to Glover.

"It's a daunting task," Glover said of stepping into Anderson's sandals, particularly performing opposite the Jesus he saw in the movie, Ted Neeley.

"That freaks me out every single day," Glover says. "It's excellent. He's an amazing performer."

Likewise, Neeley says.

"It was the most devastating thing," Neeley says of the death of his co-star in the movie and numerous stage productions. "There was no one more special. He was the greatest singer in the world, and he and I were dear friends all of our lives.

"This is the first time I have started any production of this piece without Carl's involvement."

Neeley says he and the producers spent more than a year auditioning and interviewing candidates to play Judas before finding Glover.

"He is absolutely wonderful," Neeley says. "He has faced the challenge of being compared to Carl everywhere we go and done a wonderful job."

It's a good job to have, even though Living Colour is still a going concern for Glover.

"I have no idea how this happened," Glover says, "but this is an amazing experience doing something I have dreamed of all my life."

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Living Colour December 2006 European Tour

Dec 12 2006 Porgy Vienna
Dec 13 2006 Estragon Bologna
Dec 14 2006 BHF. Langendreer Bochum
Dec 15 2006 013 The Choice Tilburg
Dec 16 2006 Patronaat Haarlem
Dec 17 2006 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Dec 18 2006 Retro Music Hall Prague

Will Calhoun October 2006 Clinics


Tue 10/17/06 - CAT Club in BORDEAUX, France at 8:30pm.
Wed 10/18/06 - CIAM, 35 Rie Leyteire BORDEAUX, France at 4:00pm

Will Calhoun October 2006 England Clinics

Sun 10/22/06 - Drumfest event 1 Birmingham
Mon 10/23/06 - Clinic (details TBA)
Tue 10/24/06 - Clinic (details TBA)
Wed 10/25/06 - Drumfest event 2 Northampton
Thu 10/26/06 - Clinic @ The Institute London
Fri 10/27/06 - Clinic @ The Drum Centre Plymouth
Sun 10/29/06 - Drumfest event 3 Brentwood

As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm clinic dates, times and details!

Will Calhoun's "Native Lands" performance at The CAT Club

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Will Calhoun's "Native Lands" performance at The CAT Club in BORDEAUX, France - Two 60 minute sets.

The Native Lands Band
Will Calhoun: Drums, loops, indigenous percussion
Greg Osby: Alto Sax
Corey Wilkes: Trumpet
Orrin Evans: Piano, Keyboard
Mark Kelly: Bass

CAT Club address: 24 rue de la Faïencerie 33000 Bordeaux
Phone: 05 53 39 87 74

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Living Colour December 2006 European Tour

Dec 12 2006 Porgy Vienna
Dec 13 2006 Estragon Bologna
Dec 14 2006 BHF. Langendreer Bochum
Dec 15 2006 013 The Choice Tilburg
Dec 16 2006 Patronaat Haarlem
Dec 17 2006 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Dec 18 2006 Retro Music Hall Prague

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Rock opera ‘Superstar’ boasts a super cast



"...If anyone can be said to own a role, it’s Neeley. Yet his first appearance was subdued and colorless, especially compared to what has come before: Corey Glover as Judas Iscariot, performing “Heaven on their Mind.” A member of the Grammy Award-winning band Living Colour, Glover owned the stage from the start, his charisma shimmering over the audience, and it never let up.

A musical interpretation of the last week in Christ’s life, the Stranahan production of Jesus Christ Superstar started out seeming to be Glover’s show, not Neeley’s, but the latter hasn’t played the role more than 2,000 times without learning how to handle an audience. Glover’s power burst out on the opening number. Neeley’s power slowly grew until the actors’ ultimate confrontation becomes a stunning piece of theater..."

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Sunday, October 8th, 2006 - 10-11pm : Vernon Reid and Masque

Vernon Reid and Masque w/ special guest DJ LOGIC perform live on WKCR 89.9 FM radio in NYC! 10p-11pm

'Superstar' comes full circle



"...For the production coming to the Stranahan, Corey Glover of the rock group Living Colour plays Judas, and Rea-Briskin is generous with her praise.

"He is great. Corey basically was weaned on the movie soundtrack, so he came into [the play] very aware of who both Ted and Carl were, and he, I think, felt a little bit of an allegiance to them. It was like, 'you guys are the bible in terms of the soundtrack, and I want to be true to that and honor that.'..."

Corey Glover in Jesus Christ Superstar October dates

Pembroke, NC
Givens Performing Arts Center
October 2, 2006

Wilkesboro, NC
The Walker Center
October 3, 2006

Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre
October 5 - 8, 2006

London, Ontario, Canada
John Labatt Centre
October 11-12, 2006

Mansfield, OH Renaissance Theatre
October 15, 2006

Lexington, KY
Lexington Opera House
October 20-22, 2006

Roanoke, VA
Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
October 26, 2006

Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern Univ. Performing Arts Cntr.
October 31, 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Living Colour : Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun and Muzz Skillings perform

(taken from Vernon's myspace blog, click title/link)

Last night something truly extraordinary happened; for the 1st time in 17 years, Living Colour played with Muzz Skillings on bass. The occasion was a private party the iconic master drummer/mentor-musician Jack DeJohnette threw for his lovely wife Lydia. Doug was unable to come back from London for the event, and an unusual opportunity presented itself. Doug, Will, and Corey were all supportive of my intention to ask Muzz to perform with us again. Muzz, to my pleasant surprise said yes! His departure from the band was painful and not without a certain amount of acrimony. As we've seen each other over the years a gradual softening of attitudes has occured, leading to this possibility. I'm very thankful that Doug (Wimbish) completely understood and encouraged this; all too often that the healing of hurtful rifts between friends and family isn't possible; the past keeps us locked in place, looping unchangeable events with predictable results.

We played Middle Man, Cult Of Pesonality, and other songs from Living Colour's first 2 records, Vivid and Times Up. It was great; unforced and unsentimental-no Oprahesque crying-on-cue-for-camera moments. Just funky rough-house Rock and Roll. Everyone had fun. Jack and Lydia were both very happy (as were Minya and Farah, their lovely daughters). One gig can't heal everything, but it can go a long way...

Peace,

Vernon

Vernon Reid and Masque on WKCR 89.9FM

Sunday, October 8th, 2006, Vernon Reid and Masque w/ DJ LOGIC perform live on WKCR 89.9 FM radio in NYC! 10p-11pm

Click HERE to listen

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Will Calhoun Sept/Oct 2006 Canada Clinics

Thu 9/28/06 - Clinic @ Axe Music Calgary (Steinway Concert Hall - 152, 6999 - 11th Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S1) www.axemusic.com [6:30PM]

Fri 9/29/06 - Clinic @ Axe Music Edmonton (John L Haar Theatre - Grant MacEwan College, Centre for the Arts Campus, 10045 - 156 St, Edmonton, AB T5P 2P7) www.axemusic.com [7:00PM]

Sat 9/30/06 - Clinic @ Just Drums Toronto (Just Drums - 5431 Yonge St., Toronto, ON, M2N 5R6) www.justdrums.com [2:00PM]

Sun 10/01/06 - Clinic @ Drum Bazar Montreal (Theatre Plaza - 6505 St-Hubert, Montreal, QC) www.drumbazar.qc.ca [7:30PM]

Monday, September 18, 2006

Little Axe Fall 2006 European Tour

October 28, 2006
tba, Frankfurt, Germany

October 29, 2006
tba, Tilburg, Germany

October 30, 2006
Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
http://www.botanique.be

October 31, 2006
Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
http://www.spiritof66.be/

November 01, 2006
Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany

November 02, 2006
B.Hof, Munich, Germany

November 03, 2006
Festival, Maribor, Slovenia

November 04, 2006
Reigen Fest, Vienna, Austria

November 05, 2006
Posthof, Linz, Austria
http://www.posthof.at/

November 06. 2006
Treibhaus, Innsbruck, - Austria
http://www.treibhaus.at/

November 10, 2006
Mokka, Thun , Switzerland
http://www.mokka.ch/sites/home/home.html

November 11, 2006
Musik Produktiv, Ibbenbüren, Germany

November 12, 2006
tba, Winterthurn, Switzerland

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Another note from Vernon Reid

vernon reid sent us a note @ the blog w/ some tasty bits...enjoy!

My video for Mistaken Identity(!) is being offered for sale as content at Google video by Sony!

Mistaken Identity Video

the video is directed by Charles Stone, Drumline, The Wassup commercials, Mr. 3000

A documentary I scored, Twelve Disciples Of Nelson Mandela, directed by Thomas Allen Harris is showing this tuesday the 19th, on PBS

The original line-up of LC will be playing a short set for a private party in Woodstock, NY(only 8 tunes, but significant nonetheless.... Doug is going to be stuck in europe, and I took the opportunity to ask Muzz...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Living Colour "special edition" video on myspace

filmed by a fan, acknowledges that it's not the best video...Living Colour in Netherlands, w/ Doug Pinnick on vocals, Aug. 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

'Superstar' hits almighty heights (Corey Glover news)

It may have been divine inspiration to sign up Ted Neeley to play the lead once again in what's being billed as the farewell tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar."

On opening night Friday, Neeley seemed a bit wan and tired in the first half, but inhabited the inspiring role with immense power in the second half to thrilling effect.

This version of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera is exceptionally well done, and the opening-night crowd loved its Neeley. When he first appeared onstage in his simple white robe, the audience greeted him with applause. But in the first half, when Jesus is riding high among his energetic disciples, Neeley was overshadowed by Corey Glover, who commanded the stage with his combined strong vocals and smoldering intensity in the difficult role of Judas.

Glover's performance was consistently first-rate, as he swung from self-righteous criticism of Jesus' relationship with Mary Magdalene in "Strange Thing Mystifying" to tortured crisis in "Damned for All Time."

(click title/link to read entire review)

Corey Glover and Vernon Reid on The Tourbus (2004/2005)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Will Calhoun September 9-13th, 2006 France Appearances and Clinic dates

Will Calhoun September 9-13th, 2006 France Appearances and Clinic dates

Will Calhoun will appear in the Mapex booth at the Paris EXPO trade show, several times per day from Saturday, September 9th, throught Tuesday, September 12th. Click here for Map of Paris Expo Parte De Versailles

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Will perfroms a clinic at Le Dracir, in Lille, France, at 8pm.



As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm clinic dates, times and details!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Corey Glover in Jesus Christ Superstar (September dates)

Buffalo, NY
Center for the Arts, Mainstage Theater
Sept. 8 - 13, 2006

Saginaw, MI
The Dow Event Center (The Dow. v )
Sept. 16 - 17, 2006

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Centre in the Square
Sept. 18 - 19, 2006

Champaign, IL
Assembly Hall Star Theatre
September 21, 2006

East Lansing, MI
Wharton Center For Performing Arts
Sept. 22 - 24, 2006

Utica, NY
The Stanley Performing Arts Center
Sept. 26 - 27, 2006

Newport News, VA
Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall ,
Sept. 29-30, 2006

9/13 - Christian Marclay: Graffiti Composition at MoMA (w/ Vernon Reid and other guests)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Tell Me (w/ Corey Glover)


When a new production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starts its run on Sept. 8 at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts, Living Colour's Corey Glover, 42, will hit the stage as Judas.

The musical runs through Sept. 13 in the center's Mainstage Theatre. Tickets cost $25 to $45 and are available at the box office or through Ticketmaster. Call 645-ARTS for more information.

Glover spoke by phone from technical rehearsals at the UB North Campus earlier this week.

How is musical theater different from singing with the band?

This is real work. [Laughs.] It's very intense. Performing with Living Colour is more emotion-based; we share the responsibility of making people understand what is going on. With this kind of operatic show, your focus is different. It's on you, and not just to entertain. You have to make the audience get what you are saying, through words and enunciation. Plus, you have to remember where you are going.

Growing up in Brooklyn, did you picture yourself doing Broadway shows?

Yes. This is exactly what I've always wanted to do. When I got into the band, I realized, "I can do this." That made the transition to musical theater easier. And I always wanted to do this particular show. I saw the movie in the '70s, and it showed me that "rock musicals" existed.

"Jesus Christ Superstar," written in 1968, was Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's first blockbuster. Do you think it's still applicable?

Yes, the story is timeless. Back then, it was revolutionary; no one had mixed musical theater and popular music. Now this show - along with "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Hair" - is the standard to which newer musicals are compared.

Have you met Tim Rice or Sir Andrew?

No, never. But I think that since this is the last time that Ted [Neeley, reprising his lead role from the 1973 film] is doing it, one or both of them will show up along the way.

You were only 20 when you joined Living Colour - have you changed as an artist since then?

I have changed, because the world has changed around me. When I first started out, this was all brand new and exciting. Now is now: I'm married with kids, and all I'm really concerned about is trying to as good a job as I possibly can. And to keep doing it; the more I can, the better I get.

You mentioned the show being timeless: How can it be done over and over, without growing tired?

The Passion Play can be done so many different ways. It's really about how people deal with each other, how things become history. That is what we work at: the interaction between people.

- Jana Eisenberg, Special to The News

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

James Blood Ulmer and the Memphis blues Band featuring Vernon Reid

Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson will be joined by a number of fellow actors, as well as musicians, for the performance event "August Wilson and the Blues," which will be held at Battery Park's Castle Clinton National Monument on Saturday, September 9th at 7 PM. The show, which will be directed by Santiago-Hudson, is free.

Joining the actor, who is currently directing Signature Theatre Company's production of Wilson's Seven Guitars, will be actors Rosalyn Coleman, Ebony Jo-Ann, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Bill Sims Jr., and Keith Randolph Smith, as well as musicians James "Blood" Ulmer and the Memphis Blues Band featuring Vernon Reid. The cast will perform excerpts from Seven Guitars and other Wilson works.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who passed away last October, is known for his ten-play chronicle of the African-American experience in the twentieth century; the cycle also includes such plays as Fences, The Piano Lesson and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Signature will also present Two Trains Running (starting in November) and King Hedley II (starting in February) as part of its Wilson celebration season.

Seven Guitars, with original music by Sims, stars Kevin Carroll, Cassandra Freeman, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Brenda Pressley, Lance Reddick, Roslyn Ruff, and Charles Weldon.

"August Wilson and the Blues" will be presented both as part of Signature's Wilson celebration and the River to River Festival.

Santiago-Hudson won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of Seven Guitars. Other New York appearances include Gem of the Ocean, Jelly's Last Jam, and the one man-show Lackawanna Blues (he also appeared in the film version). Other films include The Devil's Advocate and Shaft, and he has appeared on "Law and Order" and "The West Wing."

Visit www.signaturetheatre.org or call 212-244-PLAY for more information.

An Esoteric Night—A Benefit Concert for Tom Terrell

On September 11, Giant Step will host “An Esoteric Night—A Benefit Concert for Tom Terrell” at the Canal Room in Brooklyn. Ndegeocello, Angelique Kidjo, and Living Colour founder Vernon Reid are among those scheduled to perform.

Terrell, a stapple in the music industry since the early eighties, was diagnosed with cancer this Summer. Like many in the music business, Terrell does not have health insurance. To alleviate the burden of mounting medical bills, Giant Step is donating 100% of the proceeds from this event to The Tom Terrell Benefit Fund.

Terrell is not a household name, but the Ft. Greene veteran has left his mark. He has deejayed at clubs and on radio stations, appeared as a commentator for NPR, and contributed to a host of publications, including VIBE.

For ticket information, check out giantstepstore.net.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Vernon Reid!



much respect from the blog, many thank yous for your music and keeping us informed of whats going on! Happy Birthday V!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

note from Vernon Reid and Living Colour "special edition"

We're in Budapest, Hungary and so far it's been great. I have renewed respect for both Doug Pinnick and Corey Glover... Doug is awesome with a lean feral presence and power with a very different take on the songs. We also do King's X's Looking For Love. Having said that I do miss Corey. These are his songs...We don't do Glamour Boys or Landlord. No Point. Doug's take on Love Rears is fresh though! Corey's passion and power in the LC context is not replaceable. But that was never the point of this. It was at Corey's suggestion that we looked for someone to fill in for these conflict shows and it was my idea to ask Doug Pinnick. King's X is arguably the best band we ever toured wit, and Doug Pinnick is an incredible vocalist and bassist. It's honor to share the stage with him.....All in All a great experience Doug's take's on Go Away and Ignorance Is Bliss rival Corey's in their power. The fans have been wonderful as well. All the shows have been fun. We had an outrageous show in Amsterdam at the Paradiso! Looking forward to this show today at the Sziget fest on the same as Iggy Pop and Prodigy....!



Love, Peace, and Release,


Vern

Living Colour special edition photos @ Sage Club

Message from Doug Pinnick courtesy of Kings X Online board

Taken from message boards at http://www.kingsxonline.com/main.html

So far things are getting better for me, yeah I was a bit nervouse, LOL! (panic attacks!) actually..LOL! the first show was a warm up in Berlin, I did my best, it was OK I guess, in Dresden germany was a bit difficult, I havent fronted an band since I was 19..LOL! and its hard to work a crowd when they dont speak english, LOL! Amsterdam? I had a blast!! I felt more comfy there and I knew the words better, its hard to own someone elses words, but hey! I am up for the challenge, Zoetermeer,I realy felt almost totally comfortable...we drove all night and all day to Budapest to tomorrows show at a festival with Iggy Pop and Prodegy... the rock goes on, and this has been a wonderful experience for me so far,.. I stopped smokng weed for this tour and after years of smoking my voice is gettng back to normal, the way it was before i started smoking in 1987..( I still eat brownies thoug LOL!) .I never realized how much smoking fucks your voice...I am so glad I got this gig and was I stopped, singing is fun again and the passion is returning..I love doing one r the other (bass or vocals) and I this has helped me to concentrate on singing, this has been so
good for me! thank you LC!!!! yeah bootlegs?! the soundman is recording all the shows, we plan on putting them up for download (at least thats what Will said.. so you guys will get to hear something..I now I will have them all and you know me, I cant keep nothing to myself, LOL! .thanks for your love and support...may the goove be with you....dUg. ps, for give my bad spelling....

setlist Boerderij (Zoetermeer) reviews

thanks rene!

Middle Man
Memories Can't Wait
Type
Funny Vibe
Go Away
Looking for Love (King's X)
Flying
Sacred Ground
Leave it Alone
Ignorance is Bliss
Will's Solo (War on poverty??)
Love Rears it's Ugly Head
Time's Up
Cult of Personality
------------------------
Either Way
Crosstown Traffic

This gig was even better than Paradiso's. Everybody seemed in a good mood. Vernon was joking continuously, culminating in a Crosstown Traffic improvisation. Guess he waited for an Hummer tour bus ;-) However, the crowd was a bit mild - maybe the magic of the Paradiso venue was missed, or people were tired or had a stiff neck from the previous show! BTW: Middle Man seems spelled with Vernon breaking a string, after Doug's mic problems...

Martin's review
Middle man
Memories
Type
Funny Vibe
Go Away
Looking for Love (kings x)
Flying (12 minute version with all 3 solo's)
Sacred Ground
Leave it Alone
Ignorance
Love Rears
Time's Up
Cult
encore
Bless Those (Doug Wimbish song. FANTATSTIC!! Metal Bleus with a cool Sugar Hill Baseline!!)
Cross Town Traffic (Hendrix with a real band!! Great Version)
Zoetermeer will not see a better performance of any band this year!!


Best Regards,
Martin

I was unfamiliar of any of Kings X material, but was treated to a rapid and inspiring education by Mr Doug Pinnick as all were.If any at all were disappointed with the abscence of Corey Glover, they soon forgot their anxieties as Mr Pinnick gave his whole heart. Those who were priveleged to make his acquaintance were met with a warm, gracious and wise soul!!! Mr Pinnick, market your face cream because you are no where near your 56 years!!!
SET LIST

Middle man
Memories
Type(GREAT!! Always love Mr Reid's reggaefied end)
Funny Vibe
Go Away(Perfectly matched with Mr Pinnick's vocal range and full of prescence)
Looking for Love (A Kings X number that fitted perfectly in LC's repertoire)
Flying (Played slower, more feeling and amazing solos from Dougalow, Reid and Calhoun)
Sacred Ground(It was sacred!!!)
Leave it Alone
Ignorance
Love Rears
Time's Up
Cult
Encore
Bless Those (Dougalow song. BRILLIANT!!!! Grungy and wholesome bass, very much a cool Sugar Hill Baseline!!)
Cross Town Traffic (Hendrix would be applauding!! Excellently done!!)

In all, we were reminded of why Dougalow(Mr Wimbish), Will Calhoun and Vernon Reid are A REAL BAND, that get's better if that is at all possible. After the show, they mingled and shared their experiences, musicianship and love. Most well celebrated musicians would not give us mere mortals the time of day, but they did!!

Best Regards

Angela

Monday, August 14, 2006

Living Colour special edition European Tour

Corey Glover joined Jesus Christ Superstar for an extensive tour playing Judas.

In his absence, Living Colour will be fronted by noneless than Dug Pinnick of King's X on vocals.

August 15 - BUDAPEST(HUN) - Sziget Festival
August 16 - WIEN(A) - Reigen Jazz Club
August 17 - WINTERTHUR(CH) - Salzhaus
August 18 - HODOKVAS(SVK) - Rock Festival
August 19 - TRUTNOV(CZ) - Open Air Festival
August 20 - DORTMUND(D) - Domizil

Corey Glover/Vice and WimBash review

Corey Glover and Vice review and WIMBASH REVIEW courtesy of Dr. Brookenstein Baby Baba!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Living Colour Paradiso setlist

thanks rene!!

Middle Man
Memories Can't Wait
Type
Funny Vibe (hooked with fuzzy guitar sound :-)
Go Away
Looking for Love (King's X)
Flying (Doug W. "singing"/"talking" through his bass)
Sacred Ground
Leave it Alone
Ignorance is Bliss
Will's Solo
Love Rears it's Ugly Head (dedicated to Vernon's family & Corey)
Cult of Personality
------------------------
Time's Up
Either Way (?? New song from Doug)
note - it's called Bless Those

Doug P. had a tough start - firstly he (accidentally?!) broke the mic-stand, next during Middle man, his mic got disconnected :-( During the show, he grew. Although Doug had to check lyrics from time-to-time, he had the exposure of a front man and I got the impression he was enjoying the show very much. It was good to see the support of the other band members. But with Corey's absence, the threesome had even more space for excellent improvisations and solos :-)

Peace, René

Friday, August 11, 2006

Reviews or setlists?

Any fans out there checking out Living Colour w/ Doug Pinnick, please feel free to send us your reviews or setlists of the shows. LivingColourInfo@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Living Colour August European Tour 2006

Corey Glover joined Jesus Christ Superstar for an extensive tour playing Judas.

In his absence, Living Colour will be fronted by noneless than Dug Pinnick of King's X on vocals.

August 10 - BERLIN(D) - SAGE Club
August 11 - DRESDEN(D) - Tante JU
August 12 - AMSTERDAM(NL) - Paradiso
August 13 - ZOETERMEER(NL) - Boerderij
August 15 - BUDAPEST(HUN) - Sziget Festival
August 16 - WIEN(A) - Reigen Jazz Club
August 17 - WINTERTHUR(CH) - Salzhaus
August 18 - HODOKVAS(SVK) - Rock Festival
August 19 - TRUTNOV(CZ) - Open Air Festival
August 20 - DORTMUND(D) - Domizil

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Living Colour August 2006 Europe Tour

Corey Glover joined Jesus Christ Superstar for an extensive tour playing Judas.

In his absence, Living Colour will be fronted by noneless than Dug Pinnick of King's X on vocals.

10. August BERLIN(D) - SAGE Club
11. August DRESDEN(D) - Tante JU
12. August AMSTERDAM(NL) - Paradiso
13. August ZOETERMEER(NL) - Boerderij
15. August BUDAPEST(HUN) - Sziget Festival
16. August WIEN(A) - Reigen Jazz Club
17. August WINTERTHUR(CH) - Salzhaus
18. August HODOKVAS(SVK) - Rock Festival
19. August TRUTNOV(CZ) - Open Air Festival
20. August DORTMUND(D) - Domizil

Doug Wimbish Clinic 2001

This is a clinic Doug Wimbish gave at the 2001 Montreux Jazz Fest.

thanks sam!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Vernon Reid in Guitar One

The Guitar One issue with Vernon’s CDROM and print lesson is September and should now be on the newsstands.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Corey Glover as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar!

as previously posted on june 5th

September 8 - 13, 2006
Buffalo, NY
Center for the Arts

September 16 - 17, 2006
Saginaw, MI
The Dow Event Center (The Dowv.)

September 22 - 24, 2006
East Lansing, MI
Wharton Center For Performing Arts

September 26 - 27, 2006
Utica, NY
The Stanley Performing Arts Center

October 5 - 8, 2006
Toledo, OH
Stranahan Theatre

October 31, 2006
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University Performing
Arts Center

November 4, 2006
Monroe, LA
Monroe Civic Center (Impresario’s Choice)

November 10 - 11, 2006
Columbia, SC
The Ira & Nancy Koger Center For The Arts
(USC)

November 14, 2006
Corpus Christi, TX
American Bank Center - Selena Auditorium

November 18, 2006
Galveston, TX
The Grand 1894 Opera House

November 19, 2006
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge River Center (LSU)

November 24, 2006
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida Performing Arts

December 2, 2006
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall

December 4 - 10, 2006
Cleveland, OH
Playhouse Square Center

January 8, 2007
Mason City , IA
North Iowa Area Community College

January 10, 2007
Cedar Rapids, IA
Paramount Theatre

January 14, 2007
Cedar Falls, IA
Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

January 19 - 21, 2007
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA
TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre


January 26 - 28, 2007
Reno, NV
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

January 29, 2007
Bakersfield, CA
Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention
Center

February 6 - 11, 2007
Salt Lake City, UT
Kingsbury Hall

February 13 - 14, 2007
Colorado Springs, CO
Pikes Peak Center

February 22, 2007
Farmington, NM
Farm. Civic Center Foundation for the
Performing Arts

February 24 - 25, 2007
San Diego, CA
California Center For The Arts, Escondido

Feb. 27 - March 1, 2007
Eugene, OR
Hult Center For The Performing Arts

March 5, 2007
Medford, OR
Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater

March 9 - 11, 2007
Cerritos, CA
Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
(CCPA)

March 13 - 18, 2007
Thousand Oaks, CA
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

March 20 - 25, 2007
Phoenix, AZ
The Orpheum Theatre

March 26 - 27, 2007
Mesa, AZ
Mesa Arts Center

March 29, 2007
El Paso, TX
Historic Plaza Theatre

March 30 - April 1, 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Popejoy Hall - Center for the Arts

April 12, 2007
Lowell, MA
Lowell Memorial Auditorium

April 13, 2007
Springfield, MA
Springfield Symphony Hall

April 17 - 22, 2007
Dayton, OH
Schuster Center (Victoria Theatres)

April 23, 2007
Owensboro, KY
RiverPark Centre

April 24, 2007
Evansville, IN
The Center

April 25, 2007
Fort Wayne, IN
Embassy Theatre

May 3, 2007
York, PA
Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

May 4, 2007
Greenvale, NY
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

May 5, 2007
New Brunswick, NJ
State Theatre

May 8 - 13, 2007
Greenville, SC
The Peace Center

May 18 - 20, 2007
Baltimore, MD
Lyric Opera House

May 30, 2007
Fargo, ND
Fargodome

May 31, 2007
Sioux City, IA
Sioux City Orpheum

June 1 - 3, 2007
Omaha, NE
Slosburg Hall - Orpheum Theater

James Blood Ulmer w/ Vernon Reid

The Following is James Blood Ulmer dates in Europe..Vernon Reid is playing on noted dates :
21/07/06 Les Nuits du Sud - Vence (France) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
22/07/06 7tet Stromovka Park - Praha (Czech Republic) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
25/07/06 La Palma - Roma (Italy) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
27/07/06 Festival Blues Passion - Cognac (France) -- Solo
28/07/06 Festival Blues Passion - Cognac (France) -- Trio
29/07/06 Festival Blues Passion - Cognac (France) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
30/07/06 Festival Mimi - Ile du Frioul (France) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
23/10/06 Teatro Manzoni - Milano (France) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
26/10/06 Theatre Monsigny - Boulogne sur Mer (France) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
27/10/06 Dom Omladine - Belgrade (Serbia) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid
28/10/06 German Jazz Festival - Frankfurt (Germany) -- Septet feat. Vernon Reid

Happy Birthday WILL CALHOUN!

Love and Respect

Friday, July 21, 2006

Will Calhoun performing on WBAI tonight

Will Calhoun will be appearing and performing variously between 10pm to midnight during Andrea Clarke's "Sister From Another Planet" show on WBAI 99.5 FM (NYC), in support of the station's fundraising drive. Tune and and please support this fantastic radio station.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Note from Vernon Reid

we recieved an email from Vernon Reid and he gave us this tidbit of info regarding the upcoming European August 2006 tour w/ Doug Pinnick and reminded us that Corey Glover has a dual career...

"...As far as LC with Dug...It's a weird situation to be in but 2 things up front should be made clear:

1) This is ONLY the result of a dual career scheduling conflict...call it dueling contracts... And Jesus Christ Superstar won!

2) Corey is THE lead singer of LC

3) Dug's coming through is an example of the kind of unity that used to exist between bands before we all became egotistical insurgent militias....He's gonna be great.

4) There will be a new record next year..."

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Living Colour featuring Doug Pinnick from King's X August Europe Tour 2006

Corey Glover joined Jesus Christ Superstar for an extensive tour playing Judas.

In his absence, Living Colour will be fronted by noneless than Dug Pinnick of King's X on vocals.

10. August BERLIN(D) - SAGE Club
11. August DRESDEN(D) - Tante JU
12. August AMSTERDAM(NL) - Paradiso
13. August ZOETERMEER(NL) - Boerderij
15. August BUDAPEST(HUN) - Sziget Festival
16. August WIEN(A) - Reigen Jazz Club
17. August WINTERTHUR(CH) - Salzhaus
18. August HODOKVAS(SVK) - Rock Festival
19. August TRUTNOV(CZ) - Open Air Festival
20. August DORTMUND(D) - Domizil

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Punk Funk All Stars broadcast

(soundcheck)



Punk Funk All Stars




Punk Funk All Stars @ NEMO flac file.

The Punk Funk All Stars gig from Amsterdam. Its a flac file; this is a big file, bout 600mb so be patient ;)

only for a limited number of downloads.

much love and respect to my friend FERDINAND for sending this out to circulate

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Living Colour @ Bospop July 8, 2006

Living Colour is playing Bospop Festival this Saturday.

Also, Vernon Reid playing w/ the PUNK-FUNK ALL STARS in Europe.
Dates can be found on the blog and/or Vernon Reid @ Myspace and Melvin Gibbs @ Myspace sites.

Punk Funk All Stars July 2006 Europe Tour

Jul 8 2006 Punk-Funk Alls Stars @ Nemo (roof) Amsterdam
Jul 10 2006 Punk-Funk All Stars @ New Morning Paris
Jul 11 2006 Punk-Funk All Stars @ THEATRE ANTIQUE VIENNE
Jul 13 2006 Punk Funk All Stars @ Staromestske Nam Prague
Jul 14 2006 Punk-Funk All Stars @ Blue Note Milan
Jul 15 2006 Punk Funk All Stars @ Blue Note Milan
Jul 16 2006 Punk-Funk All Stars @ Barbican Hall London

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

LIVING COLOUR FEAT. DOUG PINNICK FROM KING'S X

according to blabbermouth.net

KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick will be filling in for LIVING COLOUR singer Corey Glover on LC's upcoming European tour in August. Pinnick says, "Corey Glover is doing a movie and can't commit, so they asked me to do it." The tentative dates are as follows:

August 12 AMSTERDAM(NL) - Paradiso Ticketmaster.nl
August 13 ZOETERMEER(NL) - Boerderij Ticketmaster.nl
August 15 BUDAPEST(HUN) - Sziget Festival
August 16 POTSDAM(D) - Lindenpark
August 17 WINTERTHUR(CH) - Salzhaus Tickets
August 18 HODOKVAS(SVK) - Rock Festival
August 19 TRUTNOV(CZ) - Rock Festival
August 20 TBA

As previously reported, KING'S X's October 20, 2006 concert at the Harmonie in Bonn, Germany will be filmed for the WDR TV program "Rockpalast" as part of their "Crossroads" series. A European tour is in the works as well.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Living Colour August 2006

July 8 2006 Weert (NL) - BOSPOP Festival

August 12 AMSTERDAM(NL) - Paradiso Ticketmaster.nl
August 13 ZOETERMEER(NL) - Boerderij Ticketmaster.nl
August 15 BUDAPEST(HUN) - Sziget Festival
August 16 POTSDAM(D) - Lindenpark
August 17 WINTERTHUR(CH) - Salzhaus Tickets
August 18 HODOKVAS(SVK) - Rock Festival
August 19 TRUTNOV(CZ) - Rock Festival
August 20 TBA

Friday, June 23, 2006

Note from Vernon Reid - audience recording allowed!

"The show last night was great...but a light turnout...Should get better by the weekend maybe a shoutout to all my LA and westcoast "friends" to come through might be cool...Also I was thinking of letting folks know that I'm cool with taping Masque shows
strictly by live taping guidelines (non-commercial trading is okay, no selling, etc.)"

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Vernon Reid and Masque Dates

June 22 @ Catlina Jazz Club LA, CA 8:30pm
June 23 @ Catlina Jazz Club LA, CA 8:30pm and 10:30pm
June 24 @ Catlina Jazz Club LA, CA 8:30pm and 10:30pm
June 25 @ Catlina Jazz Club LA, CA 7:30pm and 9:30pm

all tickets available @ ticketweb.com

June 26 @ Jazz Alley Seattle, WA 7:30pm Ticketmaster

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Riffing with Vernon Reid

Published: Thursday, June 8, 2006
By Brent Hallenbeck

The opening guitar notes to the 1988 Living Colour song "Cult of Personality" sliced through the air with an urgent slash that somehow managed to maintain an immaculate pop hook. The tune sent the band and its guitarist, Vernon Reid, on to a slot with the inaugural Lollapalooza tour and top-selling stardom.

Living Colour isn't quite dead -- Reid terms it "a project in deep flux right now" -- but the guitarist has turned his attention toward a rock-jazz hybrid. He'll play Friday during the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival with his current group, Masque, on a bill with the World Saxophone Quartet and its tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

In a recent phone conversation from his home in Staten Island, N.Y., Reid, 47, spoke about his jazz leanings, the significance of Hendrix, and why he enjoys the silence:
Q: Living Colour was a rock group, and what you're doing now with Masque is jazzier. Does one style of music fit your personality more than the other?

A: I think they're complimentary. You know, I really think of it as an inquiry into identity. That very question is the tension that gives it substance. I think of myself as more comfortable with the rock label, but jazz and improvisation, whether it's the blues or rock or jazz, is a part of it.

Q: How is the jazz-concert experience different from the rock-concert experience?

A: The only thing I'm hoping for is openness in an audience. I've had situations where rock audiences have been incredibly open and jazz audiences have been incredibly open, and I've been in situations where supposedly avant-garde audiences have been incredibly narrow and "alternative rock" audiences have been incredibly narrow. I think there's a danger if you don't really focus on what's being expressed, but you get caught up in the novelty or you're facing an audience that's sort of jaded or bitter. It can be really difficult. Audiences are mixed. Some people are looking for even the smallest authentic thing, and if they hear it, they're really happy. Once you hear it, you hear it. Jerry Garcia, one of the things he said is, "You are the music." The event of a concert is not just the people performing on stage.

Q: The jazzy instrumental version of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" on your new CD "Other True Self" sounds just as beautiful, in a completely different way, as the original. How did you settle on covering that?

A: My first real introduction to jazz was hearing (John) Coltrane's version of "My Favorite Things." The thing about popular music and jazz is oftentimes popular music was seen as a harmonic vehicle. The thing about "My Favorite Things" is Coltrane is very invested in the original lyric, and that's what really informs what he did with it. That impulse is the same sort of impulse with the Depeche Mode song. The lyrics of that song, aside from the melody and the chords, the lyrics of that song are just really phenomenal to me. That's really where it's coming from.

Q: Your guitar style has been compared to that of Jimi Hendrix. How did he influence you?

A: He's such a monumental and towering figure. He was a person that embodied the spirit of the times in the way The Beatles embodied the spirit of the times. He came at a radical point in American and world history. In the midst of the civil rights struggle, as an iconic figure, he was just a huge thing. As a musician, he completely altered the course of rock 'n' roll music. He really marked a template. Hendrix, (Eric) Clapton, Jeff Beck, you know, Jimmy Page, maybe to a lesser degree Robert Fripp, they really defined the figure of the guitarist in rock music. What he did, I can't even imagine how people made sense of it. The guitar is completely screaming, and he's controlling it in this kind of way to make music. It's really pretty unprecedented. He also was a real improviser. You listen to his versions of say, "Red House," they're just wildly different. The other thing he did is he, like Coltrane, did two pieces of music in particular that were iconic -- his version of "Machine Gun" with Band of Gypsys, and his version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" from Woodstock. It was one of the definitive versions of the anthem, and was a score for the country at the time. In the Vietnam War, the conflict was between the young and the old, the conflict between the races, it was all there. He was questioned about why it was so fierce. I just thought it was so beautiful.

Q: Did he influence jazz?

A: I think that he certainly influenced jazz, people like James Newton and Miles Davis. Miles just knew that this cat was bringing something that was just other and next. He was someone of great importance in 20th-century music and beyond. The only caveat I have is if somebody wanted to be Hendrix and dressed like him and played his things note for note, that's the reaction to someone so powerful and iconic. In a way that's not what he's telling us to do. His art is not telling us that. His art is screaming at everyone to find his thing. He found his thing and did his thing.

Contact Brent Hallenbeck at 660-1844 or bhallenb@bfp.burlingtonfreepress.com If you go: The World Saxophone Quartet Plays Hendrix, with Vernon Reid and Masque, 8 p.m. Friday, Flynn Center, Burlington. $21-$37. 863-5966 or www.flynntix.org.

Okayplayer Review : Vernon Reid and Masque : Other True Self

Anyone reading this review is probably well indoctrinated to the idea of Vernon Reid’s unclassifiable nature. Just look at his album dedications on Masque's newest release Other True Self which lists Rosa Parks, Nipsey Russell, James Doohan, and Ol’ Dirty. Anybody that can call out Star Trek’s Scotty and ODB in the same sentence is on his own path. Other True Self is an album at once indulgent in the artists every whim and an honest representation of one mans individuality.

The breadth of influence spreads to include a cover of The Tony Williams Lifetime’s ““Wildlife,” neo-traditional afro-pop with Vernon’s excellent Francis Bebey tribute, “Prof. Bebey,” and even Radiohead. And Masque handles complex arrangements and the split second shift of gears with the united cohesion of an early 70’s Meters. Vernon’s overdriven Santana-esque melody and bass and keys dub groove of “Flatbush and Church Revisited” is steadied by the metronomic precision of drummer Don McKenzie that internalizes the infectious bounce. “Overcoming” reworks the Yohimbe Brothers version recorded by Vernon and DJ Logic. Dropping the sampled breakbeats and placing the guitar front and center, “Overcoming” takes on a dark pulse that heaves forward with a violent striving not present in the original. Reid seemingly at will calls out longing melodies that can cut through bone. The effected arpeggios of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” are absolutely phenomenal, and the following solo is exhibit A for why Vernon Reid is one of the most technically capable guitarists on the planet and simultaneously, one of the most melodic.

Vernon steps aside to spotlight the talents of the band as well. Keyboardist Leon Gruenbaum’s composition “Whiteface” is a distorted 6/8 sledgehammer that lays the perfect foundation for his virtuosic synthesizer freak-outs. Hank Schroy’s arrangement of “Oxossi”, which he previously recorded with Jorge Amorim, is presented here in a beautiful stripped down format using the staccato repetition of the bass as a foundation for the subdued explorations of the band. “Kizzy,” drummer Don McKenzie’s contribution is an ethereal, crawling return to Vernon’s downtown experimental roots.

Be assured that Vernon and company have enough musical chops for half a dozen bands, but musicality is never sacrificed for personal displays of ego. At times there is a sense that every member of the band is fighting for the sonic space to be heard, but it is used as dramatic effect and not an accidental result of unsympathetic self service. Other True Self is a document of what virtuosity could mean to an audience beyond fellow musicians.

– Brian Hull

Monday, June 05, 2006

Corey Glover will be joining the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar!!!

September 8 - 13, 2006
Buffalo, NY
Center for the Arts

September 16 - 17, 2006
Saginaw, MI
The Dow Event Center (The Dowv.)

September 22 - 24, 2006
East Lansing, MI
Wharton Center For Performing Arts

September 26 - 27, 2006
Utica, NY
The Stanley Performing Arts Center

October 5 - 8, 2006
Toledo, OH
Stranahan Theatre

October 31, 2006
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University Performing
Arts Center

November 4, 2006
Monroe, LA
Monroe Civic Center (Impresario’s Choice)

November 10 - 11, 2006
Columbia, SC
The Ira & Nancy Koger Center For The Arts
(USC)

November 14, 2006
Corpus Christi, TX
American Bank Center - Selena Auditorium

November 18, 2006
Galveston, TX
The Grand 1894 Opera House

November 19, 2006
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge River Center (LSU)

November 24, 2006
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida Performing Arts

December 2, 2006
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall

December 4 - 10, 2006
Cleveland, OH
Playhouse Square Center

January 8, 2007
Mason City , IA
North Iowa Area Community College

January 10, 2007
Cedar Rapids, IA
Paramount Theatre

January 14, 2007
Cedar Falls, IA
Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

January 19 - 21, 2007
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA
TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre


January 26 - 28, 2007
Reno, NV
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

January 29, 2007
Bakersfield, CA
Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention
Center

February 6 - 11, 2007
Salt Lake City, UT
Kingsbury Hall

February 13 - 14, 2007
Colorado Springs, CO
Pikes Peak Center

February 22, 2007
Farmington, NM
Farm. Civic Center Foundation for the
Performing Arts

February 24 - 25, 2007
San Diego, CA
California Center For The Arts, Escondido

Feb. 27 - March 1, 2007
Eugene, OR
Hult Center For The Performing Arts

March 5, 2007
Medford, OR
Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater

March 9 - 11, 2007
Cerritos, CA
Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
(CCPA)

March 13 - 18, 2007
Thousand Oaks, CA
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

March 20 - 25, 2007
Phoenix, AZ
The Orpheum Theatre

March 26 - 27, 2007
Mesa, AZ
Mesa Arts Center

March 29, 2007
El Paso, TX
Historic Plaza Theatre

March 30 - April 1, 2007
Albuquerque, NM
Popejoy Hall - Center for the Arts

April 12, 2007
Lowell, MA
Lowell Memorial Auditorium

April 13, 2007
Springfield, MA
Springfield Symphony Hall

April 17 - 22, 2007
Dayton, OH
Schuster Center (Victoria Theatres)

April 23, 2007
Owensboro, KY
RiverPark Centre

April 24, 2007
Evansville, IN
The Center

April 25, 2007
Fort Wayne, IN
Embassy Theatre

May 3, 2007
York, PA
Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

May 4, 2007
Greenvale, NY
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

May 5, 2007
New Brunswick, NJ
State Theatre

May 8 - 13, 2007
Greenville, SC
The Peace Center

May 18 - 20, 2007
Baltimore, MD
Lyric Opera House

May 30, 2007
Fargo, ND
Fargodome

May 31, 2007
Sioux City, IA
Sioux City Orpheum

June 1 - 3, 2007
Omaha, NE
Slosburg Hall - Orpheum Theater

Vernon Reid and Masque Tour Dates

June 6, 2006
Vernon Reid & Masque
at Scullers Jazz Club
Tuesday, June 6 at 8:00 PM


June 6, 2006 -
Vernon Reid & Masque
at Scullers Jazz Club
Tuesday, June 6 at 10:00 PM


June 7, 2006 -
Vernon Reid & Masque, Liquid Soul
Canal Room, New York, NY
Wed, Jun 7, 2006 08:00 PM


June 9, 2006 -
A Double Header Inspired by Jimi Hendrix
World Saxophone Quartet plays Hendrix
Vernon Reid and Masque

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Vernon Reid Live review - Guitarist takes crowd on electrifying journey

By GREG HAYMES, Staff writer

First published: Tuesday, May 30, 2006

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Vernon Reid flailed away at his guitar with almost superhuman zeal on Sunday, coaxing a primordial phalanx of squiggly, otherworldly sounds from its six strings, as he and his three musical cohorts conjured up a dense amalgam of heavy metal and progressive rock.

The occasion was the sixth anniversary of MASS MoCA, the former Sprague Electric factory converted into one of the largest and most relentlessly cutting-edge museums of contemporary art on the East Coast. With their electrifying, futuristic sound, Reid and his New York City-based band Masque fit perfectly into the museum's envelope-pushing plan.

But MASS MoCA's new group exhibition, "Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History," which opened on Saturday, also takes a look back at the past, as filtered through modern eyes, and Reid followed suit, rooting his thick, high-octane, high-volume squall deeply in the blues tradition.

He opened the show with "Lightnin,' " an homage to blues great Lightnin' Hopkins, which Reid liberally peppered with guitar quotes from Hopkins. And more than an hour and a half later, he wrapped up the night with another look back -- "Red House," a slow grinding blues from a kindred sonic explorer, Jimi Hendrix.

In between, Reid, keyboardist Leon Gruenbaum, bassist Steve Jenkins and powerhouse drummer Don McKenzie focused squarely on the future, spiking the concert with the thundering squall of "You Say He's Just a Psychic Friend," the stuttering second-line bayou rhythms of "Voodoo Pimp Stroll" and a freewheeling rip through Radiohead's "National Anthem."

As adventurous a player as Reid is, he is also quite capable of crafting a gorgeous, wistful melody, as he proved with "Flatbush and Church," the undulating reggae rhythms dissolving into the deep, spacey echoes of dub during Gruenbaum's melodica solo.

Led by tenor sax man Mars Williams, Chicago ensemble Liquid Soul opened the show with a blast of neo-funk that had the crowd sweating up the dance floor. Expertly mixing together bebop and hip-hop with a 21st-century variation on the horn-fueled funk of the Average White Band, the seven-piece combo featured some amazing beat-box vocals by David Arrendondo and free-styling rap from Mr. Greenweeds.

Focusing on material from their new album, "One-Two Punch," they churned through the anthemic "Attaboy," the Latin-tinged "Boxer's Fracture" and even a funk-filled update of Dizzy Gillespie's bop classic "Salt Peanuts."

The bands joined forces for a 40-minute encore that morphed effortlessly from old-school hip-hop to squealing free jazz to Hendrix's "Red House" -- Reid's only vocal of the night -- proving that sometimes even eclectic sonic explorers like to get down and party. Greg Haymes can be reached 454-5742 or by e-mail at ghaymes@timesunion.com.

Music review

VERNON REID AND MASQUE with LIQUID SOUL

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Hunter Center at MASS MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass.

The crowd: The nearly sold-out audience spanned several generations Length: Masque, 105 minutes; Liquid Soul, 55 minutes Highlights: Masque's "Flatbush and Church" and "Voodoo Pimp Stroll"; Liquid Soul's "Boxer's Fracture" and the fuzz-out strut of "Kong" Upcoming: MASS MoCA serves up the country-rock sounds of the Deedle Deedle Dees for a family concert at 2 p.m. on June 10

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Living Colour - August 2006 European Tour

8. July 2006 Weert (NL) - BOSPOP FESTIVAL
12. August AMSTERDAM(NL) - Paradiso
13. August ZOETERMEER(NL) - Boerderij
15. August BUDAPEST(HUN) - Sziget Festival
16. August POTSDAM(D) - Lindenpark
17. August WINTERTHUR(CH) - Salzhaus
18. August HODOKVAS(SVK) - Rock Festival
19. August TRUTNOV(CZ) - Rock Festival
20. August TBA

Message From Will Calhoun's site

May 31, 2006

I would like to personally thank all friends, fans, and loved ones who have tried contacting me during my clinic tour in Indonesia. I'm fine and will return the States in a few days. I wasn't near the Central Java area during the Earthquake. I performed a few hours away the following day, and due to the damage we had to change Hotel and venue address. My International mobile phone was on limited service until today. The Earthquake is devastating for Indonesians, the body count has risen to 5,200 persons.

Being present in Indonesia today I strongly recommend (if possible) that you or anyone you know make a contribution to the Indonesian community of Central Java. Contact local or International assistance programs, check cable news networks to arrange for proper contact/donation information.

Thanks again to all.

Blessings,

Will Calhoun

Friday, May 26, 2006

R.I.P Desmond Dekker



ISRAELITES
Desmond Dekker and the Aces
(Desmond Dacres & Leslie Kong)

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,
so that every mouth can be fed.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,
So that every mouth can be fed.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

My wife and my kids, they are packed up and leave me.
Darling, she said, I was yours to be seen.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

Shirt them a-tear up, trousers are gone.
I don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

After a storm there must be a calm.
They catch me in the farm. You sound the alarm.
Poor me, the Israelite. Aah.

Poor me, the Israelite.
I wonder who I'm working for.
Poor me, Israelite,
I look a-down and out, sir.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

May 17th Setlist

* Didgeridoo Solo Intro (Mr Russell Smith)
* Desperate People
* Elvis Is Dead
* Type
* Memories Can't Wait
* Funny Vibe
* In Your Name
* Sacred Ground
* Bi
* Glamour Boys
* Go Away
* Flying
* Laptop from Vernon/Drum Solo with Will
* Love Rears It's Ugly Head
* Times Up
* Cult Of Personality
* Middle Man
* Solace Of You feat. Didgeridoo Solo

May 16th and May 18th Living Colour fan review

May 16th Review @ Melbourne, Australia

May 18th Review @ Melbourne, Australia

thank you Mr Onski!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

May 18th recap (thanks rhys)

Another great gig more of Stain songs highlighted tonight which was
cool. Even Toto were side of stage during the encore, Lukather was
totally marking out next to Vernon Reid's laptop table at the end of
gig.

Songs played in no paticular order (again !!) -

times up
love rears
type - super fast and HEAVY
This is the life - lyrics over the end of Tommorrow Never Knows jam

Go Away
Ignorance is Bliss - third song of night
Auslander
Postman
Wall - second song of night

Back In Black - OPENER !!!! Aussies went sick, so did Corey
Flying
In Your Name
Sacred Ground - done with trip hop loop tonight
Tommorrow Never Knows - last song of night, big 30 minute jam to end
with didgeredoo, Vernon shredding solo with Steve Lukather
worshipping from side of stage, mad Doug upright solo with tasty
whammy pedal and delay usage, Corey jamming This is the Life lyrics
over the top of soundscape

Cult of Personality
Funny Vibe
Memories Can't Wait
Middle Man - start of encore

Pretty sure that covers everything played. I still can't believe i
was lucky enough to see two nights of Living Colour live in my town
in pretty intimate setting.

Inspirational in every way

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Living Colour interview - video

Why they chose to tour Australia, their last album Collideoscope now being three years old, it being signed to a small label and Living Colours break.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Living Colour

By Patrick Donovan
May 17, 2006

Innovative US hard rock act still railing against the cult of personality.


Genre : Rock, Soul/Funk
Location : The Roxy
Address : 69 George Street, Parramatta
Date : 20 May 2006
Tickets : $50 plus booking fees.
Phone Bookings : 02 9687 4221
Online Bookings : www.theroxy.com.au

American hard rock band Living Colour broke onto the scene in the late '80s with the hit Cult of Personality, which attacked our fascination with celebrity and analysed the rise of political leaders.

The band will perform the Grammy award-winning song in Sydney this week as part of its spontaneous whirlwind tour - at a time when the public's fascination with celebrity has reached saturation point.

"That song is not so much about the people, but the energy that creates the attraction, the fame and the popularity," says drummer Will Calhoun.

"The world right now is in the age of mediocrity … Imagine if singers like Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye had an opportunity like American Idol?" Calhoun says. "Great talent comes from breeding talent, but these days it's easier to buy a computer and become a producer than it is to go out and learn an instrument …"

The band, whose hard rock sound was styled on Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone and Santana, signed to Epic records after being discovered by Mick Jagger, but split in 1995 after four albums. It reformed for 2003's Collideoscope, which incorporated hip hop, drum 'n' bass, and indigenous sounds and addressed issues such as land rights, immigration and 9/11.

May 16th Setlist - Melbourne

Setlist in no paticular order:
Cult of personailty
middle man
desperate people - opener
funny vibe
memories cant wait
glamour boys
times up
love rears
elvis is dead
type
solace of you - jam with russel smith - digereedoo player
go away
Bi
flying
in your name
sacred ground

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Hard rockers back for on-the-fly gigs

By Patrick Donovan
May 17, 2006

American hard rock band Living Colour broke onto the scene in the late '80s with the hit Cult of Personality, which attacked our fascination with celebrity and analysed the rise of political leaders.

The band will perform the Grammy award-winning song in Melbourne this week as part of its spontaneous whirlwind tour — at a time when the public's fascination with celebrity has reached saturation point.

"That song is not so much about the people, but the energy that creates the attraction, the fame and the popularity," says drummer Will Calhoun.

"The world right now is in the age of mediocrity … Imagine if singers like Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye had an opportunity like American Idol?" Calhoun says. "Great talent comes from breeding talent, but these days it's easier to buy a computer and become a producer than it is to go out and learn an instrument …"

The band, whose hard rock sound was styled on Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone and Santana, signed to Epic records after being discovered by Mick Jagger, but split in 1995 after four albums. It reformed for 2003's Collideoscope, which incorporated hip hop, drum 'n' bass, and indigenous sounds and addressed issues such as land rights, immigration and 9/11.

With only a week's notice, the band chose to play three consecutive nights at the Metro Nightclub. It is the first time a big-name artist has played a series of spontaneous shows in Melbourne since Prince's 2004 tour. And the band's old fans will be hard-pressed to find something more entertaining this week in Melbourne.

"It's good for both of us," says Calhoun. "For the artist, it's good to show up in front of an audience at short notice, on the fly. We can't take anything for granted — we don't have posters all over town, the radio's not playing our new record — so we've just got our live show to impress people.

Living Colour play the Metro tonight and tomorrow.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Punk Funk All Star dates

Punk Funk All Stars are :
Joe Bowie - trombone, vocals
James "Blood" Ulmer - guitar, vocals
Vernon Reid - guitar
Ronald Shannon Jackson - drums
Melvin Gibbs - bass

July 8 Amsterdam - Netherlands: Nemo- roof of the Science Museum
July 11 Vienne - France: Jazz A Vienne
July 13 Prague - Czech Republic
July 14 Warsaw - Poland: Warsaw Jazz Festival
July 16 London UK: Barbican Centre
special thank you to Melvin Gibbs

Will Calhoun May 2006 Indonesia Clinics



Sat 5/27/06 - World Trade Center (Jl.Pemuda no. 27-31, Surabaya) - 5:00pm

Mon 5/29/06 - Novotel (Jl.Slamet Riyadi no. 272, Solo) - 5:00pm

Tue 5/30/06 - Grand Pasundan Hotel (Jl.Peta no. 147-149, Bandung) - 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Living Colour playing Bospop July 2006

Living Colour is playing Bospop in Weert, NL July 8th. Saturday's lineup includes :

Simple Minds
Anouk
Beth Hart
Starsailor
Gabriel Rios
Living Colour
Nada Surf
Alan Parsons Live Project
Glenn Hughes
Stream of Passion
Admiral Freebee
Daize Shayne
The Mad Trist

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Living Colour Tour Australia

by Tim Cashmere

May 9 2006

Legendary New York hard rock band Living Colour is coming to Australia and they’re coming soon.

In fact, next week if you live in Melbourne or Sydney you can check out the band that changed the face of rock ‘n’ roll in the 80s and did for black musicians what Jimi Hendrix did in the 60s.

Living Colour came along at a time when rock was segregated, and together with Bad Brains, who formed just a few years earlier, showed the world once more than black musicians could play rock ‘n’ roll.

It didn’t hurt that Mick Jagger produced their first demo, which earned them a worldwide record deal with Epic.

If you want to see just how hard the eighties rocked, get down to either of the following venues next week:

May 16 – The Metro, Melbourne
May 17 – The Metro, Melbourne
May 18 – The Metro, Melbourne
May 20 – The Roxy, Sydney

Tickets are on sale now.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Living Colour Australia Tour May 2006

VIP ticket holders gain access to the sound check prior to the concert, VIP Bar during the concert and after party. Tickets limited and will sell fast.

May 15th, 2006 - Master Class w/ Corey Glover vocals; Master Class w/ Vernon Reid Guitars; Master Class w/ Doug Wimbish Bass Guitar; Master Class w/ Will Calhoun @ The Depot, Melbourne, VIA, AUS - Ticketmaster.com.au link

May 16th, 2006 - @ Metro Night Club, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - TicketMaster
May 17th, 2006 - @ Metro Night Club, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - TicketMaster
May 18th, 2006 - @ Metro Night Club, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - TicketMaster
May 20th, 2006 - @ The Roxy, Sydney, AUS - TICKETS

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Will Calhoun May 2006 New Zealand Clinics

Will Calhoun May 2006 New Zealand Clinics

Mon 5/22/06 - City Church (252 Otumoetai Road, Tauranga) - 7:30pm

Tue 5/23/06 - Mercury Theatre (Mercury Lane, Auckland City) - 7:30pm

Wed 5/24/06 - Capital E (Civic Square, Wellington) - 7:30pm

Monday, May 01, 2006

Vernon Reid and Masque - Other True Self 3 1/2 stars

With Vernon Reid's inescapable status as the leading African-American metal guitarist, Other True Self is the exact medicine his Black Rock Coalition is asking for. Rather than be content to play in the studio behind a predominantly Caucasian hard rock scene, Reid comes forth on his third post-Living Colour record exploring and progressing his wide-ranging influences. The transitions from punk to metal to R&B are seamless throughout the instrumental tracks, which defies genre at every turn. The price for such inventiveness in each movement is jaggedness between tracks, as the album becomes shapeless in the long run. That cost, though, is worth it if the listening is done on a track-by-track basis. When Reid covers Radiohead's "National Anthem," it's not audacity that fuels the move, it's respect between artists and Reid branching out, yet again, from his progressive rock to encapsulate another genre on this diverse album. That hits on alternative, whereas Reid touches on hard rock with opener "Game Is Rigged" and places his own spin on traditional African music on "Oxossi." More overtly, Reid harkens back to his Brooklyn upbringings in "Flatbush And Church Revisited," a piece that does the best job encapsulating his all-encompassing style than any other on the album, flowing seamlessly from reggae to arena rock to jazz. That he manages to incorporate so many styles of music in at one point or another makes Other True Self a compelling listen, even if it lacks consistency.

Brian D. Schiller
© slant magazine, 2006.