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!