Friday, December 12, 2008

Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute show(s) in Japan

"Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute"
featuring JACK BRUCE, VERNON REID, JOHN MEDESKI & CINDY BLACKMAN

December 14, 2008 Motion Blue - Yokohama, Japan
December 15-19, 2008 Blue Note - Tokyo, Japan

"When Vernon Reid suggested we might have a tribute concert for the music of Tony Williams Lifetime I jumped at the chance to take part. One of the greatest highlights of my musical career was playing with Tony's amazing band. I am so looking forward to re-visiting this music especially with such great musicians as Vernon, John and Cindy. Together I believe we can rekindle the spirit of a more joyous and optimistic era." - JACK BRUCE

This idea really started a long time ago with the tragic untimely death of mr. Williams. He was and remains a great hero to many of us;not just for his incredible mastery of the drums, but for his intensely visionary gifts as a composer and songwriter. I've had the great fortune to work with the extraordinary bassist Jack Bruce of Cream, and during a tour with him started to chat about Tony Williams and Lifetime and their close personal relationship. I thought of Cyndi Blackman, a true devotee of mr Williams whose work in that regard is not as well known as her long association with the rock star Lenny Kravitz. Cyndi is a gifted composer in her own right and as such has real insight into Mr. Williams, not only as a master percussionist, but as a creator as well. John Medeski is a keyboard artist of true originality, whose organ work evokes the mysterious power of the vastly under appreciated Larry Young whose moody swing and avant energy was a powerful force within the ensemble.

John McLaughlin has been a major influence on me as a guitarist, mainly from the later Mahavishnu period, seeds of which were sown in Tony Williams Lifetime as well as his tenure with the great Miles Davis.
This project is a way to celebrate a great unique voice at the nexus of Jazz and Rock; a true original.

tony william's lifetime was always one of my favorite bands. even before i ever imagined that i would be playing organ or electric keyboards.
over the years, since tony left the planet, vernon and i have been talking about doing this project to honor one of the pioneering ensembles of modern of electric music. somehow everything has finally come together to let it happen.
i love playing with vernon, cindy blackman is one of my favorite drummers (we have been trying to find a way to play together the past few years), and jack bruce is jack bruce, a legend. i am very excited. - john medeski


Tony Williams is my drum hero!!! I love all of his work and especially, the ground breakingly innovative LifeTime. I am so happy that Vernon wanted to celebrate it because The Tony Williams Lifetime influenced not only Miles Davis but Mahavishnu, Return To Forever and the next 3 decades of electric music to the present. Tony introduced me Jack Bruce briefly at the One Night At Blue Note concert in NYC.... I love his playing and was Hoping to get a chance to play with him and to do so in tribute to Tony is the ultimate!!!

Vernon Reid is a modern day guitar hero! His musicianship and vision are incredible and playing with him is always amazing! Super chops, super intelligence and super concept! I love all of that !

John Medeski is a great musician and I've been wanting to play with him for a long time! His sound is firery, his energy high and he's not afraid to take chances,....
I am completely happy and honored to give tribute to Tony Williams with such greats as Vernon, Jack & John! - Cindy Blackman

<Commentary from JOHN SCOFIELD>========
I played on a few concerts and recordings with Tony in the 70’s and 80’s.I was always thrilled to perform with him because he is one of my musical idols. The first time I played with him, in N.Y. at “SWEET BASIL” in ’77… I was so impressed with the sound he got from his cymbals and drums…..It was so much richer and deeper than any other drummer I had heard!!

“Lifetime” was very experimental and free…but using electric guitar and organ…Different from acoustic music. McLaughin and Young made incredible sounds using electricity! This was very related to sonic innovations in Rock music・・・.They were among the first to combine JAZZ and ROCK and ELECTRONICS!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Yohimbe Brothers Feb 2009 dates

Yohimbe Bros. featuring Vernon Reid & DJ Logic

Vernon Reid, guitar
DJ Logic, turntables & samples
Maya Azucena, vocals
Taylor McFerrin, MC
Leon Gruenbaum, keys & laptop
Jared Michael Nickerson, electric bass
Don McKenzie, drums
Yohimbe Brothers Myspace

Feb 12 Sala Club - San Sabastian, Spain
Feb 13 Cultural Center Bois Fleuri in Lormont (Musiques De Nuit Diffusion) - Bordeaux,FR
Feb 14 Maison des Arts (Son D'Hiver Festival) - Paris, FR
Feb 17 MuziekPodium - Middelburg, Zeeland
Feb 18 Paradox - Tilburg, NL
Feb 19 Bimhuis - Amsterdam, NL

Feb 27 MultiMedia Arts Center - Bloomfield, N.J
Feb 28 Blue Note - New York, NY USA

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Iconic Guitarist and Revolutionary Musician Vernon Reid Joins the Rock House Family

First ever instructional Products From One of Rock's Most Iconic Musicians

(West Haven, CT., December 3, 2008) – Rock House, the leader in music instruction, announced today that legendary Guitarist Vernon Reid has signed on to product several instructional products with Rock House. Vernon is best known as the founding member and driving force of the iconic rock band Living Colour. He has guided the band through a remarkable career. Among the highlights: a double platinum-selling debut album Vivid, released in 1988; its gold-certified successor, Time's Up, released 1990; two consecutive Grammy Awards in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance; Two MTV Music Video Awards, opening for the Rolling Stones' 1989 "Steel Wheels" tour; appearing on the first Lollapalooza tour and most recently having their song "Cult of Personality" included in the video Game Guitar Hero 3. He is also listed at 66 on Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarist of all time."

Reid reinvigorated hard rock with shots of soul, jazz and hip-hop. Reid's solos embraced the free-form abstraction of his early days as a jazz player, but they flexed enough muscle to bowl over any Metallica fan." Rolling Stone Magazine

"During the 1980s, rock had become completely segregated and predictable, Vernon and Living Colour helped break down the doors by the end of the '80s, leading to a much more open-minded musical landscape that would eventually pave the way for future bands like Rage Against the Machine, Sevendust and many others." quoted Joe Palombo, Executive Director of Rock House. Production is scheduled to start in the spring of 2009, no release date has been set yet, but it is likely to be some time in the Fall of 2009.

Since the formation of Living Colour, Vernon has appeared as a guest guitarist on the records of a many diverse artists: Jack DeJohnette, Public Enemy, B.B. King, The Ramones, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Tracy Chapman, Eye & I, Family Stand, Carlos Santana, and others. He has also composed music for the Marlies Yearby Dance Co., and choreographer Ralph Lemon, scored the music for the film "Fresh Kill" and Johnny Nmemonic, has also composed "Here", a piece for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Vernon instructional products will be available at MI retailers around the world for $24.99. Stay tuned at www.RockHouseMethod.com, www.myspace.com/vernonreid for information on release dates. All Rock House instructional products are distributed through Music Sales Corp. 1-800-431-7187

Rock House has developed an accelerated yet easy-to-use system of learning that utilizes the functionality of DVD and Print, integrated with the accessibility of the Internet. Aspiring musicians who have a product produced by Rock House receive free membership to www.rockhousemethod.com for 24-7 lesson support. Students use this fully interactive site along with their product to enhance their learning experience, expand their knowledge, link with instructors, and connect with a community of people around the world who are learning to play music using The Rock House Method®.

For more information contact: Joe Palombo, jp@rockhousemethod.com

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Chair in the Doorway Photo Contest

Living Colour are compiling new material for their new album entitled "The Chair in the Doorway". The band would like fans, non-fans, and photographers to participate in this process by sumbitting original images conveying their interpretation of "The Chair in the Doorway"

The image could become artwork for the next Living Colour album!

Please join the Flickr group : http://www.flickr.com/groups/thechairinthedoorway/

Vernon: "I did a press junket for CollideØscope with Corey and whenever something was going wrong Corey would always say "the chair in the doorway". It was just one of these things he would say and I looked at him and said 'you know that thing you always say, that's going to be the title of our next album.' I don't know what that means but that's it. What I like about "The Chair In The Doorway" is that it is a concrete image and a very real thing but……Why is there a chair in the doorway? What does it mean? It's completely abstract, while being a contract, a physical manifestation of what it is." is

Proof of ownership will be required prior to finalizing agreements with Living Colour.

Finalists will be appropriately notified.

LIVING COLOUR IN THE AREA!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

LIVING COLOUR releases THE PARIS CONCERT (DVD)


LIVING COLOUR - THE PARIS CONCERT (DVD)- AVAILABLE NOW - ORDER TODAY!


Spectacular performance at the New Morning in 2007. Recorded in High Definition.

Living Colour - Go Away


For their millions of fans aroud the world, Living Colour needs no introductions: Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover are among the leading New York musicians who helped break down the doors leading to a renewed musical landscape in the 80s. They're one the very few groups - if not the first & only - that can be coined as authentic sons of Jimi Hendrix. This is obvious in the intense concert these masters of groove gave at the New Morning in 2007. A treat for all connaisseurs who are aware of the fact that Living Colour's groundbreaking music is the most impressive when it is performed in the intimate heat of a club!

Track Listing/Features:

* Type
* Middle Man
* Funny Vibe
* Song Without Sin
* Wall
* Sacred Ground
* Memories Can't Wait
* Papa Was A Rolling Stone
* Glamour Boys
* Crosstown Traffic
* Go Away
* Either Way
* Ignorance Is Bliss
* Drum Solo
* Flying
* Love Rears Ist Ugly Head
* Cult Of Personality


* 'Cult of Personality' won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989
* Their highest charting single was 'Type' (first song on DVD)
* They were named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards
* Living Colour was ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Free Form Funky Freqs - Live @ Johnny Brenda's - November 29th



Vernon Reid, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and Calvin Weston are : FREE FORM FUNKY FREQS!

Free Form Funky Freqs return to Philadelphia, Saturday night, November 29th, 2008 at Johnny Brenda's for a night of madness, "using the best elements of improvisation, modern DSP, and good old-fashioned funk."

Tickets are available at the door or through Ticketweb.com

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Living Colour LIVE @ Paradiso - November 1st, 2008 - WEBCAST



Living Colour LIVE @ PARADISO - Amsterdam, Netherlands!
Recorded November 1st, 2008
http://www.fabchannel.com/living_colour_concert/2008-11-01

Monday, November 10, 2008

11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany

11.14.08 Proxima - Warsaw, Poland - Eventim.pl

The CBGB OMFUG MASTERS LIVE August 15th 2005 CD as well as the Paris Concert DVD will be available at the shows!

Check out Living Colour's official Myspace.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Living Colour - "The Chair In The Doorway" (flickr group)

http://www.flickr.com/groups/thechairinthedoorway/
The Chair In The Doorway Flickr Group

A potential title for Living Colour's new album is "The Chair in the Doorway". The band would like fans, non-fans, and photographers of all levels to submit an original image conveying their interpretation of "The Chair in the Doorway".

"The new album will be called The Chair In The Doorway," Vernon revealed. "I did a press junket for CollideØscope with Corey and whenever something was going wrong Corey would always say the chair is in the doorway. It was just one of these things he would say and I looked at him and said 'you know that thing you always say that's going to be the title of our next album.' I don't know what that means but that's it. What I like about The Chair In The Doorway is that it is a concrete image and a very real thing but why is there a chair in the door way, what does it mean? It's completely abstract, while being a contract, physical manifestation of what it is."

All artwork must be submitted in a jpeg format.
You should incorporate the Living Colour logo, or your version of the logo in the artwork.
If your submission is selected you will also be required to sign a short agreement.
All submissions must be submitted by February 1, 2009.
You may submit as many different versions of the album cover as you like as long as the submitted artwork meet the following criteria

- Artwork can be hand drawn or created on the computer;
- The design must be 100% your work;

By submitting your artwork to Living Colour, entrants hereby represent and warrant that all artwork and images included in the artwork are wholly original and that no image or artwork has been copied from any other source or otherwise violate any third party rights. Living Colour, its individual members, affiliates, licensees and assigns will not be responsible or held liable for any images or artwork which are included in any submitted materials which have been copied from any other source.

The creator of the selected artwork agrees to license the design to Living Colour on an exclusive basis. The creator of the selected artwork acknowledge that Living Colour may commercially release or otherwise exploit the artwork in any manner it deems fit, now or hereinafter invented, throughout the world, and that creator of the artwork shall not be entitled to any payment of any kind as a result of such use or other exploitation.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Living Colour Fall European Tour 2008 (remaining dates)

10.24.08 Puschkin - Dresden, Germany
10.25.08 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland

10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets
10.28.08 For Sale - Piacenza, Italy

10.30.08 Faust - Hannover, Germany - Kartenhaus.de
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
11.05.08 New Morning - Paris, France - Tickets

11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands
11.08.08 Rosenhof - Osnabruck, Germany
11.09.08 Domicil - Dortmund, Germany
11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany

11.14.08 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland

The Live CBGB's : August 15th 2005 CD as well as the Paris Concert DVD will be available at the shows!

Check out Living Colour's official Myspace.

Black Rock: An Oral History

http://www.spin.com/articles/black-rock-oral-history

Black Rock: An Oral History
In the 1980s, a brotherhood of bands led by Fishbone and Living Colour refused to let their race dictate the style of music they played. Here's how they splashed onto the scene, how they struggled to stay afloat, and what they're doing now.
By David Browne 10.23.08 5:12 PM

In 2008, indie-rock bands with black members virtually amount to a genre unto themselves; think TV on the Radio, Black Kids, Bloc Party, the Dirtbombs, Apollo Heights, Earl Greyhound, and Dragons of Zynth, among many others. But that prolificacy was hardly the case 20 years ago, when four African American New York musicians called Living Colour, part of a local movement dubbed the Black Rock Coalition, released their first album, Vivid. Their goal: to assert that a new generation of black musicians could play more than just R&B and hip- hop, and could rock the house as much as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Arthur Lee, and Jimi Hendrix had done before. Now most of the scene's bands are either footnotes or forgotten. But in light of their heirs, it's worth looking back on the successes, struggles, and legacy of '80s black rockers. This is their story, in their own words.

VERNON REID (guitarist, Living Colour): I was born in London and my parents are from the Caribbean, so there were all these crosscurrents. My mom was a fan of the Dave Clark Five and British Invasion music.

CHUCK MOSELY (lead singer, Faith No More, 1983–1988): I was adopted and mixed. I never really fit into anything. But having Creem magazine and hearing the Ramones when I was 14 completely blew me away. The whole alienation aspect of punk spoke to me -- I was already alienated.

ANGELO MOORE (lead singer, Fishbone): I lived in a white neighborhood [in Los Angeles]. In the house we had soul food, black music, and black TV shows like Sanford and Son. Outside of that, I'd go to school with all the white boys and hear Led Zeppelin. "Stairway to Heaven" was one of my favorite songs, and "Strawberry Fields Forever," too. When my family traveled across country, we'd listen to Billy Joel: "Sing us a song, piano man!" It had energy.

RICK SKATORE (bassist, 24-7 Spyz): Black music had a different presence [in the '60s and '70s]. It was rare that you saw a black act on television. But I remember watching A Hard Day's Night as a child, and there were four guys with instruments and girls were screaming. I was like, "Wow, I can make girls scream if I get one of those?"

JIMI HAZEL (guitarist, 24-7 Spyz): I got branded as "odd" early on. In junior high in 1976, my friend and I were the only black kids in school who had the Kiss logo on our jackets. After Jimi Hendrix's death, I began tying scarves around my leg and head in his honor, and some kids picked on me.

COREY GLOVER (lead singer, Living Colour): My parents were playing Santana and Return to Forever in our house in Crown Heights [Brooklyn], and as a way to rebel, I turned to the rock station. I found Thin Lizzy, Jeff Beck, and Led Zeppelin. Then I saw [black actor] Carl Anderson in Jesus Christ Superstar. He was singing rock'n'roll. That changed my whole thing.

GREG TATE (author, musician, Black Rock Coalition cofounder): You had this incredible period between '69 and '75 of all these black and multi-ethnic rock bands: Earth, Wind & Fire; Funkadelic; War; Mandrill....

Read the complete oral history in the Nov. 2008 issue of SPIN, on newsstands now.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Living Colour live webcast from Paradiso - Amsterdam

Living Colour's live webcast, starting on 9.00 PM (CET), Saturday November 1st can be viewed on the following link:

http://www.fabchannel.com/living_colour_concert/2008-11-01/

Friday, October 17, 2008

Living Colour- CBGB Omfug Masters: August 19, 2005 The Bowery Collection - REVIEW



Following hot on the heels of Terror’s gig recorded at CBGB’s MVD Audio have unleashed Living Colour at CBGB’s. The show is captured live in the raw without studio overdubs or trickery. This is the band live and in your face. Direct from the CBGB soundboard! Living Colour’s 12 track set on August 19th, 2005 is nothing short of brilliant. Having not heard the band for many moons I’m reminded by this disc just how fucking phenomenal a band they really were. If you’ve never heard Living Colour grab this as a sampler of their greatness, unlike most live albums this is truly the real deal. The standout tracks are; “Funny Vibe,” “Open Letter To Landlord,” “Love Rears It’s Ugly Head” and “Cult Of Personality.”

R. Mosqueda

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Living Colour - Fall European tour 2008 (2nd leg)

10.15.08 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
10.16.08 Dom Kultury Zrkadlovy Haj - Bratislava, Slovakia - TicketPortal
10.17.08 Vodova - Brno, Czech Republic
10.18.08 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
10.19.08 General Music Direktion - Graz, Austria

10.21.08 Stadthalle - Vöcklabruck, Austria OETicket.com
10.22.08 Triebhaus - Innsbruck, Austria
10.23.08 Reigen - Vienna, Austria
10.24.08 Puschkin - Dresden, Germany
10.25.08 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland

10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets
10.28.08 For Sale - Piacenza, Italy

10.30.08 Faust - Hannover, Germany - Kartenhaus.de
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
11.05.08 New Morning - Paris, France - Tickets

11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands
11.08.08 Rosenhof - Osnabruck, Germany
11.09.08 Domicil - Dortmund, Germany
11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany

11.14.08 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland

The Live CBGB's : August 15th 2005 CD as well as the Paris Concert DVD will be available at the shows!

Check out Living Colour's official Myspace.

Living Colour - The Paris Concert (DVD)


Spectacular performance at the New Morning in 2007. Recorded in High Definition.

For their millions of fans aroud the world, Living Colour needs no introductions: Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover are among the leading New York musicians who helped break down the doors leading to a renewed musical landscape in the 80s. They're one the very few groups - if not the first & only - that can be coined as authentic sons of Jimi Hendrix. This is obvious in the intense concert these masters of groove gave at the New Morning in 2007. A treat for all connaisseurs who are aware of the fact that Living Colour's groundbreaking music is the most impressive when it is performed in the intimate heat of a club!

Track Listing/Features:

* Type
* Middle Man
* Funny Vibe
* Song Without Sin
* Nova
* Sacred Ground
* Memories Can't Wait
* Papa Was A Rolling Stone
* Glamour Boys
* Crosstown Traffic
* Go Away
* Either Way
* Ignorance Is Bliss
* Drum Solo
* Flying
* Love Rears Ist Ugly Head
* Cult Of Personality

* 'Cult of Personality' won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989
* Their highest charting single was 'Type' (first song on DVD)
* They were named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards
* Living Colour was ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.


Label: INAKUSTIK
Genre: Pop/Rock
Run Time: 107 mins
Region Code: 0
# of Discs: 1
Audio: 5.1 SURROUND


PRE-ORDER the PARIS CONCERT DVD @ AMAZON.COM

Out in stores/online November 11th!

LIVING COLOUR - CBGB OMFUG MASTERS: AUGUST 19, 2005 THE BOWERY COLLECTION



Live Living Colour from the CBGB benefit in 2005--straight from the soundboard!


Living Colour recorded live at a benefit for CBGBs at the famed NYC institution on August 19th, 2005. Their original mix of rock, funk, punk and even reggae made Living Colour a household name. They still bring the magic and this live recording proves it. Anchored by Corey Glover on vocals and Vernon Reid on guitar, this CD spans their career and includes the hits "Glamour Boys" and "Cult of Personality," as well as timely songs like "Open Letter to a Landlord," "Terrorism" and "Sacred Ground." This is a pristine live recording, direct from the soundboard.

Track Listing/Features:

* Type
* Middle Man
* Funny Vibe
* In Your Name
* Sacred Ground
* Open Letter to a Landlord
* Terrorism
* Glamour Boys
* Ignorance is Bliss
* Love Rears Its Ugly Head
* Times Up
* Cult of Personality


PRE-ORDER AT AMAZON.COM

Saturday, October 04, 2008

October 3, 2008 - Living Colour in Rome SETLIST

Auslander
Desperate people
Middle man
Pride
Funny vibe
Type/people make the world go round
Which way to..
Operation MC
This little pig
Never satisfied
Glamour boys
Bi
Bless those
(Will & Vernon)
Ignorance
Time's up
Cult

Love rears
Should I stay

THANKS vittorio pio!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Living Colour Fall European Tour 2008

9.27.08 FESTIVAL COSTA DE MÚSICAS - Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain
9.29.08 Rockstore - Montpellier, France - Francebillet.com

10.01.08 Cvetlicarna Mediapark - Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.02.08 Rolling Stone - Milano, Italy
10.03.08 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy

(BREAK)

10.15.08 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
10.16.08 Dom Kultury Zrkadlovy Haj - Bratislava, Slovakia - TicketPortal
10.17.08 Vodova - Brno, Czech Republic
10.18.08 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
10.19.08 General Music Direktion - Graz, Austria

10.21.08 Stadthalle - Vöcklabruck, Austria OETicket.com
10.22.08 Triebhaus - Innsbruck, Austria
10.23.08 Reigen - Vienna, Austria
10.24.08 Puschkin - Dresden, Germany
10.25.08 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland

10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets
10.28.08 For Sale - Piacenza, Italy

10.30.08 Faust - Hannover, Germany - Kartenhaus.de
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
11.05.08 New Morning - Paris, France - Tickets

11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands
11.08.08 Rosenhof - Osnabruck, Germany
11.09.08 Domicil - Dortmund, Germany
11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany

11.14.08 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland

Check out Living Colours official Myspace.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Living Colour @ Sala Heineken Madrid setlist

1.- Auslander
2.- Desperate people
3.- Middle man
4.- Pride
5.- Funny vibe
6.- Type/Papa was a rolling stone
7.- Which way to America
8.- Operation mind control
9.- This little pig
10.- This memories can`t wait
11.- Glamour boys
12.- Bi
13.- Bless those
14.- Ignorance is bliss
15.- Time`s up
16.- Cult of personality
17.- Should I stay or should I go
18.- Glamour boys

Monday, September 22, 2008

THANK YOU (from Living Colour)

Living Colour would like to thank everyone who supported the September 10th Rock4Change benefit including all the bands, venue staff, and fans. Approximately $8,000 dollars was raised on behalf of MoveOn.Org Civic Action. The evening was actualized with the intention of inspiring thoughts and actions around individual and community change during this period of historic candidacy.

Happy Birthday Doug Wimbish!

Happy Birthday and have a great tour w/ Living Colour!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Living Colour - 2008 Fall European Tour

9.23.08 Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.24.08 Sala Concept - Logroño, Spain Tick Tack Ticket
9.25.08 Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.26.08 Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez - Telde, Gran Canaria GeneralTickets.com
9.27.08 FESTIVAL COSTA DE MÚSICAS - Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain
9.29.08 Rockstore - Montpellier, France - Francebillet.com

10.01.08 Cvetlicarna Mediapark - Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.02.08 Rolling Stone - Milano, Italy
10.03.08 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy

10.15.08 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
10.16.08 Dom Kultury Zrkadlovy Haj - Bratislava, Slovakia - TicketPortal
10.17.08 Vodova - Brno, Czech Republic
10.18.08 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
10.19.08 General Music Direktion - Graz, Austria

10.21.08 Stadthalle - Vöcklabruck, Austria OETicket.com
10.22.08 Triebhaus - Innsbruck, Austria
10.23.08 Reigen - Vienna, Austria
10.24.08 Puschkin - Dresden, Germany
10.25.08 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland

10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets

10.30.08 Faust - Hannover, Germany - Kartenhaus.de
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
11.05.08 New Morning - Paris, France - Tickets

11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands
11.08.08 Rosenhof - Osnabruck, Germany
11.09.08 Domicil - Dortmund, Germany
11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany

11.14.08 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Living Colour - A Benefit for MoveOn.org and European Tour dates


Living Colour headlines a Benefit for MoveOn.org Civic Action, a benefit concert in New York City also featuring The Family Stand, Earl Greyhound, Danielia Cotton, and Viva Mayday. 100% of the profits from the concert will go to MoveOn.org.

Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun conceived the event as "a night of music with local musicians whose songs will get people thinking about change. That's what this concert is really about... to make a change in their lives that goes beyond election day - taking responsibility for their actions, and thinking in new ways about our country, our politics, our families, and our future."

The concert will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Le Poisson Rouge (formerly The Village Gate) - 158 Bleecker Street, NYC 10012. Doors 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased online HERE.

Come out for an inspiring night of great music and to support the cause for positive change.

(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleeker Street
New York, NY

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40769

NOTE: The benefit is not connected to the presidential campaign for Barack Obama and is intended solely to benefit MoveOn.Org Civic Action.

Fall European Tour 2008

9.23.08 Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.24.08 Sala Concept - Logroño, Spain
9.25.08 Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.26.08 Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez - Telde, Gran Canaria GeneralTickets.com
9.27.08 FESTIVAL COSTA DE MÚSICAS - Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain

10.01.08 Cvetlicarna Mediapark - Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.02.08 Rolling Stone - Milano, Italy
10.03.08 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy

10.15.08 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
10.16.08 KD Petrzalka - Bratislava, Slovakia
10.17.08 Vodova - Brno, Czech Republic
10.18.08 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
10.19.08 General Music Direktion - Graz, Austria

10.21.08 Vöcklabruck Stadtsaal - Vöcklabruck, Austria OETicket.com
10.22.08 Triebhaus - Innsbruck, Austria
10.23.08 Reigen - Vienna, Austria
10.24.08 Puschkin - Dresden, Germany
10.25.08 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland

10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets

10.30.08 Faust - Hannover, Germany - Kartenhaus.de
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
11.05.08 New Morning - Paris, France - Tickets

11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands
11.08.08 Rosenhof - Osnabruck, Germany
11.09.08 Domicil - Dortmund, Germany
11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany

11.14.08 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Living Colour - Benefit for MoveOn.org - Rock for Change



Living Colour headlines the Rock For Change benefit for MoveOn.org civic action w/ Earl Greyhound, the Family Stand, Danielia Cotton and Viva Mayday @ (Le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleeker Street NY, NY - September 10th. Doors open @ 7pm...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Living Colour - The Paris Concert - NEW DVD!



Spectacular performance at the New Morning in 2007. Recorded in High Definition.


For their millions of fans aroud the world, Living Colour needs no introductions: Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover are among the leading New York musicians who helped break down the doors leading to a renewed musical landscape in the 80s. They're one the very few groups - if not the first & only - that can be coined as authentic sons of Jimi Hendrix. This is obvious in the intense concert these masters of groove gave at the New Morning in 2007. A treat for all connaisseurs who are aware of the fact that Living Colour's groundbreaking music is the most impressive when it is performed in the intimate heat of a club!

Track Listing/Features:

* Type
* Middle Man
* Funny Vibe
* Song Without Sin
* Nova
* Sacred Ground
* Memories Can't Wait
* Papa Was A Rolling Stone
* Glamour Boys
* Crosstown Traffic
* Go Away
* Either Way
* Ignorance Is Bliss
* Drum Solo
* Flying
* Love Rears Ist Ugly Head
* Cult Of Personality


* 'Cult of Personality' won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989
* Their highest charting single was 'Type' (first song on DVD)
* They were named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards
* Living Colour was ranked 70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.


Available November 11, 2008 - PRE-ORDER HERE!

Free Form Funky Freqs European Tour 2008

Free Form Funky Freqs are : Vernon Reid - Guitars, G. Calvin Weston - Drums, Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Bass


Aug 27 2008 Willisau Jazz Festival Switzerland
Aug 28 2008 Tante Ju Dresden
Aug 30 2008 Treibhaus Innsbruck
Sep 1 2008 Reigen Vienna
Sep 2 2008 Cafe Museum Sommerjazz Passau 2008 Passau
Sep 3 2008 Posthof Linz
Sep 4 2008 Pfandhaus Cologne
Sep 5 2008 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Sep 6 2008 Villette Festival Paris
Sep 7 2008 Spirit of 66 Dortmund

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Living Colour - A Benefit for MoveOn.Org w/ Danielia Cotton, Earl Greyhound, Family Stand and Viva Mayday

Living Colour headlines a Benefit for MoveOn.org Civic Action, a benefit concert in New York City also featuring The Family Stand, Earl Greyhound, Danielia Cotton, and Viva Mayday. 100% of the profits from the concert will go to MoveOn.org.

Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun conceived the event as "a night of music with local musicians whose songs will get people thinking about change. That's what this concert is really about... to make a change in their lives that goes beyond election day - taking responsibility for their actions, and thinking in new ways about our country, our politics, our families, and our future."

The concert will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Le Poisson Rouge (formerly The Village Gate) - 158 Bleecker Street, NYC 10012. Doors 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased online HERE.

Come out for an inspiring night of great music and to support the cause for positive change.

(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleeker Street
New York, NY

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40769


NOTE: The benefit is not connected to the presidential campaign for Barack Obama and is intended solely to benefit MoveOn.Org Civic Action.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Living Colour European Fall 2008 Tour

9.10.08 A Benefit for MoveOn.org @ Le Poisson Rouge - "Rock for Barack" benefit: Living Colour, The Family Stand, Earl Greyhound, Daniela Cotton, Viva Mayday - New York, NY - BrownPaperTickets.com

9.23.08 Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.24.08 Sala Concept - Logroño, Spain
9.25.08 Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.26.08 Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez - Telde, Gran Canaria GeneralTickets.com
9.27.08 FESTIVAL COSTA DE MÚSICAS - Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain
9.29.08 Rockstore - Montpellier, France - Francebillet.com

10.01.08 Cvetlicarna Mediapark - Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.02.08 Rolling Stone - Milano, Italy
10.03.08 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy

10.15.08 A38 - Budapest, Hungary
10.16.08 KD Petrzalka - Bratislava, Slovakia
10.17.08 Vodova - Brno, Czech Republic
10.18.08 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic
10.19.08 General Music Direktion - Graz, Austria

10.21.08 Vöcklabruck Stadtsaal - Vöcklabruck, Austria OETicket.com
10.22.08 Triebhaus - Innsbruck, Austria
10.23.08 Reigen - Vienna, Austria
10.24.08 Puschkin - Dresden, Germany
10.25.08 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland

10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets

10.30.08 Faust - Hannover, Germany - Kartenhaus.de
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
11.05.08 New Morning - Paris, France - Tickets

11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands
11.08.08 Rosenhof - Osnabruck, Germany
11.09.08 Domicil - Dortmund, Germany
11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany

11.14.08 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sunday, August 17 - BRC Hendrix Tribute - Harlem Week

(courtesy of Dennis Diamond!)

http://www.1019rxp.com/other/harlemweek.html

The BRC will perform a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, specifically Band Of Gypsies.

It will be on the WRXP stage (5th Ave. & 135th St.). It starts at 3:00 PM; the BRC hits about 5:00. It's a free show!

The bands in the tribute are:

Burnt Sugar
Sophia Ramos
Living Colour (Vernon, Corey, Will, Muzz)

You might not want to miss this one!

CU there!

Peace, Diamond

(yes, Muzz Skillings! Doug is on tour in S. America and Muzz was asked to help out and fill in for him)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Living Colour Fall 2008 Tour (so far)

9.10.08 A Benefit for MoveOn.org @ Le Poisson Rouge - "Rock for Barack" benefit: Living Colour, The Family Stand, Earl Greyhound, Daniela Cotton, Viva Mayday - New York, NY - BrownPaperTickets.com

9.23.08 Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.24.08 Sala Concept - Logroño, Spain
9.25.08 Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.26.08 Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez - Telde, Gran Canaria GeneralTickets.com
9.27.08 FESTIVAL COSTA DE MÚSICAS - Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain

10.01.08 Cvetlicarna/Mediapark - Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.02.08 Rolling Stone - Milano, Italy
10.03.08 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy
10.04.08 Tempo Rock - Reggio Emilia, Italy

10.21.08 Vöcklabruck Stadtsaal - Vöcklabruck, Austria OETicket.com
10.22.08 Triebhaus - Innsbruck, Austria
10.23.08 Reigen - Vienna, Austria
10.25.08 Dachstock - Bern, Switzerland
10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets

10.30.08 Faust - Hannover, Germany - Kartenhaus.de
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium - Tickets
11.05.08 New Morning - Paris, France - Tickets
11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands

11.09.08 Domicil - Dortmund, Germany
11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany
??? 11.12.08 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany ???

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Living Colour - Cbgb Omfug Masters: August 19, 2005 The Bowery Collection - LIVE CD




Release date : October 28, 2008

Living Colour recorded live at a benefit for CBGBs at the famed NYC institution on August 19th, 2005. Their original mix of rock, funk, punk and even reggae made Living Colour a household name. They still bring the magic and this live recording proves it. Anchored by Corey Glover on vocals and Vernon Reid on guitar, this CD spans their career and includes the hits "Glamour Boys" and "Cult of Personality," as well as timely songs like "Open Letter to a Landlord," "Terrorism" and "Sacred Ground." This is a pristine live recording, direct from the soundboard.

Track Listing/Features:

* Type
* Middle Man
* Funny Vibe
* In Your Name
* Sacred Ground
* Open Letter to a Landlord
* Terrorism
* Glamour Boys
* Ignorance is Bliss
* Love Rears Its Ugly Head
* Times Up
* Cult of Personality

Friday, August 08, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Benefit for MoveOn.org w/ Living Colour, Earl Greyhound, Family Stand and Danielia Cotton

September 10, 2008 - A Benefit for MoveOn.org Civic Action - Concert featuring : Living Colour, Earl Greyhound, The Family Stand, and Daniela Cotton @ (le) poisson rouge

New York, NY

BrownPaperTickets.com - Tickets on sale now!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Yohimbe Brothers Play North Star Bar (review)


Yohimbe Brothers play North Star Bar

By David R. Adler

For The Inquirer
In torn jeans and fedora, guitarist Vernon Reid faced a sparse crowd Saturday at North Star Bar, but he played with undiminished energy. This was Yohimbe Brother Number One.

Across the stage, DJ Logic (Jason Kibler) manned turntables, shoring up the rhythms, layering samples and effects. According to the band introductions, this was also Yohimbe Brother Number One.

No hierarchies here.

With two albums (Front End Lifter and The Tao of Yo) and a new DVD (Freedom Now) to their credit, the Yohimbe Brothers have taken stock of crumbling genre barriers in their effort to crumble them a bit more.

Although the project involves a full band, Reid and Logic are co-instigators, with eclectic resumes and an interest in soldering heavy metal, hip-hop, dub, funk, dance music and ethereal electronica into something personal and relentlessly current. It's a junkyard aesthetic, girded by an ironic sort of precision.

At North Star, bassist Jared Nickerson and drummer Don McKenzie brought hammer-like force and focus to shifting beats. On keyboard and laptop, Leon Gruenbaum fleshed out the harmony but also joined Logic in an abstract, textural role.

Maya Azucena, the statuesque front woman (and self-described Yohimbe Brother sister), was in confident voice, swerving from the rapid-fire rhythmic punch of "Shine for Me" to the shout-along chorus of "More From Life" and even the Spanish-language reggae of "No Pistolas." Gaston, from the rap group Us3, broke in with rhymes on several numbers.

The songs had a certain improvisational give-and-take, giving Reid ample opportunity to shred on guitar, injecting tart blues phrases, metal hyperspeed picking and jazz-inflected atonality into the picture.

Even if small, the crowd was dedicated and ready to dance, meeting the question "How you doin' out there?" with determined, affirmative shouts.

With the band Living Colour, Reid came as near to rock stardom as a disciple of Ornette Coleman and James Blood Ulmer probably ever could. Logic has pursued an analogous course, bringing turntables into jazz and rock environments (Medeski, Martin & Wood, Uri Caine, Wallace Roney). The common denominator? Pushing black music idioms into unforeseen, experimental spaces, a process somehow radical and traditional.

8-1-08 Brookhaven Amphitheatre setlist

memories can't wait
type/police n thieves
middle man
funny vibe
song without sin
papa was a rolling stone/glamour boys
love rears its ugly head
times up
cult of personality

Friday, July 25, 2008

YOHIMBE BROTHERS - LIVE



July 31st @ 2008 Chase Sounds of the City
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Newark, NJ
FREE
5pm - 10pm

August 2nd @ North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA
$12 advance/$15 day of show
tickets available @ TICKETWEB

August 6th @ (Le) Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
$15/$18 - Brown Paper Tickets


Vernon Reid - guitar & laptop (Living Colour - Masque - James "Blood" Ulmer - Free Form Funky Freqs)
DJ Logic - turntables - samples (Project Logic - John Popper Group - Marcus Miller - Martin Medeski & Wood)
Maya Azucena - vocals (Stephen Marley, Roy Ayers, John Legend, Big Daddy Kane)
Gaston - MC (US3)
Leon Gruenbaum - keys - laptop (James "Blood" Ulmer - Chaka Khan - Beans - Nana Vasconcelos and Cyro Baptista - Masque)
Jared Michael Nickerson - electric bass (Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - The The - Freddy Johnston - Charlie Musselwhite)
Don McKenzie - drums (Marc Ribot - P Diddy - Sweetback (members of Sade) - Masque)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

More Living Colour dates soon...

Here's some future happenings as well :

Will Calhoun`s AZA on tour from NOV-28 to DEC-15

Vernon Reid on tour solo from DEC-01 to DEC-12

Vernon Reid & Masque on tour in January 2009

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Living Colour Summer and Fall 2008 dates (so far...)

7.11.08 ROCKLAHOMA - Pryor, OK

8.01.08 Brookhaven Amphitheater - Extreme w/ special guests Living Colour and Kings X - Farmingville, NY - Ticketmaster

9.23.08 Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.24.08 Sala Concept - Logroño, Spain
9.25.08 Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.26.08 Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez - Telde, Gran Canaria GeneralTickets.com
9.27.08 FESTIVAL COSTA DE MÚSICAS - Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain

10.01.08 Cvetlicarna/Mediapark - Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.02.08 Rolling Stone - Milano, Italy
10.03.08 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy
10.04.08 Tempo Rock - Reggio Emilia, Italy

10.21.08 Vöcklabruck Stadtsaal - Vöcklabruck, Austria OETicket.com

10.27.08 Moods - Zurich, Switzerland - StarTickets
10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ticketmaster.nl
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany
11.04.08 Botanique - Brussels, Belgium

11.07.08 Atak Poppodium - Enschede, Netherlands

11.10.08 Centralstation - Darmstadt, Germany Karthenhaus.de
11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany

WANTED! : Living Colour group photo

Hey all!

We’re looking for a great shot of the whole band from any of the post 2000 CBGB’s shows for an album cover. We've got a nice bunch of photo's in our myspace photo section but we're looking for the GREAT ONE!

Again, we're looking for a group photo.

Please send photo's to : livingcolourphoto@gmail.com

Thanks to all and keep an eye out for more European dates this fall!

PEACE N LOVE! > > > LIVING COLOUR IN THE AREA!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Vernon Reid and Masque @ Zebulon, listen LIVE!

We'll be playing @ Zebulon in Brooklyn, July 2. Show starts around 10pm.

If you can't, go to their website and click listen...they do a live
stream.


http://www.zebuloncafeconcert.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yohimbe Brothers and Free Form Funky Freqs dates

Yohimbe Brothers have a few dates on the east coast this summer :

Thursday, July 31st 2008 - 2008 Chase sounds of the City Summer Festival @ Theater Square ( the public-access outdoor facility located in front of (NJPAC) New Jersey Performance Art Center's Prudential hall lobby
Performance Time: 8:30 - 10pm
FREE!

Saturday, August 2nd 2008
North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA
$12 Advance,$15 Day of Show
Doors at 9pm
TICKETWEB

Wednesday, August 6th 2008
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
212 796 0741
info@lprnyc.com


Taylor McFerrin & Friends
Lafayette Gilchrist & The New Volcanoes
The Yohimbe Brothers featuring Vernon Reid & DJ Logic

$15 advance/$18 @ the door

7:30 doors
show starting at 8pm
yohimbes around 10pm


Free Form Funky Freqs are : Vernon Reid - Guitars, G. Calvin Weston - Drums, Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Bass


Aug 27 2008 Willisau Jazz Festival Switzerland
Aug 28 2008 Tante Ju Dresden
Aug 30 2008 Treibhaus Innsbruck
Aug 31 2008 Bluesiana Velden
Sep 1 2008 Birdland Vienna
Sep 3 2008 Posthof Linz
Sep 4 2008 Pfandhaus Cologne
Sep 5 2008 Bimhuis Amsterdam
Sep 6 2008 Cite De La Musique Paris
Sep 7 2008 Spirit of 66 Dortmund

More dates to follow

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Living Colour 2008 Summer and Fall tour dates...

Living Colour will be playing a random handful of US Dates as well as a small European tour this fall. Please be patient as we get more dates and venues in...

7.11.08 ROCKLAHOMA - Pryor, OK

8.01.08 Brookhaven Amphitheater - Extreme w/ special guests Living Colour and Kings X - Farmingville, NY

9.23.08 Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.24.08 Sala Concept - Logroño, Spain)
9.25.08 Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain - Tick Tack Ticket
9.26.08 Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez - Telde, Gran Canaria GeneralTickets.com
9.27.08 FESTIVAL COSTA DE MÚSICAS - Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain

10.01.08 Cvetlicarna/Mediapark - Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.02.08 Rolling Stone - Milano, Italy
10.03.08 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome, Italy
10.04.08 Tempo Rock - Reggio Emilia, Italy

10.31.08 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - TICKETS
11.01.08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
11.02.08 Jazz Cafe - London, UK - TICKETS
11.03.08 Leverkusener Jazztage - Leverkusen, Germany

11.11.08 Lido - Berlin, Germany

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Did you purchase a Vernon Reid guitar pick from any recent tour?

I want to reach out to all the folks who have purchased "Signed & Numbered Picks" from me over the last couple of years of Living Colour & Masque tours- I set up a special mail address - vernonsnumberedpicks@mac.com

What I want is for fans to send in pics of the picks so that I can keep track of the numbers and the emails of the owners-most of the people who wrote their email addresses in the logs after the shows are unreadable and I want to keep track and be able to get stuff out to people who win things.

You won't be added to mass e lists, all communication will be numbered pick related and that I'll only ask for a mailing address when necessary from individuals...


Here's what we have so far, please keep 'em coming in. We've sold numbered/autographed picks at Masque shows as well as Living Colour's Collideoscope tour and subsequent tours as well. Again, please send a photo of the pic and number, your name, and email address to :
vernonsnumberedpicks@mac.com


Andrew Cumberland LC in The West #3 & 8 BLU #2
Simon Castellan LC Euro tour `04 Paris #34
Manel Romero LC Euro tour `04 #25
Greg Koenig LC Eye's Wide Open `03 #40
Mickey Thompson LC In The West `03 #24
Spacey Fior LC In The West `03 #1
Kerstin Baramsky FFFF #5 & # 10
Joe Nicoll LC Eye's Wide Open `03 #24

PEACE,
Vernon

vernonsnumberedpicks@mac.com

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Corey Glover's Jesus Christ Superstar June 2008 schedule

June 3-4
Charlotte, NC
Belk

June 5
Savannah, GA
Johnny Mercer Theatre

June 6-8
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center

June 10-11
Fayetteville, AR
Walton Arts Center

June 13-15, 17-19
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Broward

June 20-22
Orlando, FL
CARR PAC

June 24
Montgomery, AL
Civic Auditorium

June 26-29
Tampa, FL
Tampa Performing Arts Center

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Did you purchase a signed and number pic on LC and Masque tour? (from Vernon)

I want to reach out to all the folks who have purchased "Signed & Numbered Picks" from me over the last couple of years of Living Colour & Masque tours- I set up a special mail address- vernonsnumberedpicks@mac.com -

What I want is for fans to send in pics of the picks so that I can keep track of the numbers and the emails of the owners-most of the people who wrote their email addresses in the logs after the shows are unreadable and I want to keep track and be able to get stuff out to people who win things.

You won't be added to mass e lists, all communication will be numbered pick related and that I'll only ask for a mailing address when necessary from individuals...

Peace,
V

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Living Colour European Tour Fall 2008

September 23 - Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain
September 25 - Teatro Juan Ramon Jimenez - Telde(Gran Canaria), Spain

November 2 - Jazz Cafe London, UK - TICKETS

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Steve Jenkins / Vernon Reid / Tobias Ralph Trio - Blue Note NYC May 2nd

Steve Jenkins / Vernon Reid / Tobias Ralph Trio - Live @ Blue Note NYC - Friday May 2nd - LATE NIGHT

FEATURING:
Steve Jenkins, bass
Vernon Reid,guitar
Tobias Ralph, drums

Steve Jenkins/Vernon Reid/Tobias Ralph trio

Steve Jenkins, Vernon Reid, and Tobias Ralph are three musicians who are in the same musical universe but have never played together in this combination until now. One glance at some of the names in each person’s bio and one can see how much their musical backgrounds overlap. The music that these three make is an intense reflection of a vast array of influences ranging from funk, electronic music, jazz, metal, and free music.

Steve Jenkins has been involved with music since the age of three but found his instrument when he discovered the electric bass at age 13. In the fall of 2004, right before relocating to NYC, Steve released his first solo album; the critically acclaimed "mad science". Some of the musicians that he has performed or recorded with include : David Fiuczynski’s KIF, Screaming Headless Torsos, Vernon Reid, Masque, Ingrid Michaelson, Corey Glover, DJ Logic, Eric Krasno, Stephanie McKay, Adam Deitch, Steve Hunt, and current Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen.

Vernon Reid is probably best known for leading Living Colour. He founded Living Colour in New York City circa 1985 and piloted the band through a successful career that continues to this day. He also has a prolific session output in a variety of contexts. He has played live or on record with the Roots, Eye & I, Mick Jagger, Rollins Band, Spearhead, Public Enemy, Mariah Carey, Tracey Chapman, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Don Byron, Defunkt , Santana, Bernie Worrell, MC 900 Foot Jesus, B.B. King, Madalyne Peyroux, Meridiem, Jack Bruce, Terry Bozzio, and DJ Spooky among many others.

Tobias Ralph was born and raised in New York City. A child prodigy, Tobias began playing the drums at the age of 4 years. He has developed his own creative, innovative style as he has combined the influences of many different types of music.Tobias has toured the US, Europe and more with a wide variety of artists including: Michael Cavanaugh, Defunkt, Screaming Headless Torsos, Nena, Tony C and the Truth, 24-7 Spyz, Duncan Sheik and many others.

Corey Glover in Jesus Christ Superstar May dates

May 6-11
Hartford, CN
Bushnell

May 12
Salisbury, MD
Wicomico Civil Center

May 13
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Kirby Center

May 14-15
Worcester, MA
Hanover Theatre

May 16-18
Boston MA
Opera House

May 27-28
Louisville, KY
Palace Theatre

May 29
Chattanooga, TN
Memorial Auditorium

May 30-31
Nashville, TN
Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Corey Glover in Jesus Christ Superstar ( remaining april dates)

April 22-23
Peoria, IL
Civic Center

April 24
Terre Haute, IN
Hullman Center

April 25-27
Pittsburgh, PA
Benedum

April 29-30
Paducah, KY
Four Rivers Center

Upcoming Will Calhoun dates

Friday, April 25, 2008

Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering featuring Leo Nocentelli (Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour), at the fairgrounds on Friday (first day of Jazzfest.) As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm dates, times and details!


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering featuring Leo Nocentelli (Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour) at Tipitinas (Uptown) in New Orleans. Doors 9pm, Showtime 10pm. Rebirth Brass Band also on bill. Tix $25. As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm dates, times and details!


Thursday, May 1 thru Sunday, May 4, 2008

Two-time Grammy Award winner Will Calhoun presents "Black Holes" a live world music concert-multi-media event at Performance Space 122 in New York City. Internationally known as the virtuosic drummer/composer of NYC�s rock band Living Colour, Calhoun performs his own live electronic percussion loops, and drums and flutes, as he is joined by poet Louis Reyes Rivera, a nightly guest vocalist, and a dancer performing African dance and ballet. Synchronized images and film from Calhoun�s music research expeditions in Africa, Central and South America move in tempo to Calhoun�s rich sonic tapestry.

Click here to view postcard. Visit www.ps122.org for ticket prices, special offers, and complete performance schedule.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April 12th - Vernon Reid and Masque - College of Staten Island

With visuals....Solo with excerpts from Artificial Afrika and
a set with Masque

http://www.cfashows.com/?q=node/53

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vernon and Leon aka gReid and Ruen - March 29th

March 29th

Vernon Reid's duet with Leon Gruenbaum

gReid & Ruen

pronounced
Greed & Ruin


http://www.roulette.org/events/2008_03.html

ALL events are at 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand Streets).
Performances begin at 8:30pm, unless otherwise noted. Roulette TV shoots begin at 8:00pm.
Reservations/Tickets: 212.219.8242
Admission: $15 / Harvestworks and DTW members, Students & Seniors: $10
Roulette members / Location One members: free.

Yohimbe Brothers - FREEDOM NOW! DVD


Yohimbe Brothers Freedom Now! DVD will be released on April 8, 2008.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Will Calhoun radio appearances - Listen Live

Thursday, March 20 - 8:30-9am

Will Calhoun will appear on WBAI 99.5 radio morning show Thursday from 8:30-9am discussing his up and coming performance at CACHACA this weekend, as well as few other new topics. You can listen to the interview via internet by visiting www.wbai.org click on live broadcast and you will hear the interview.

Thursday, March 20 (late night Wed, March 19), 2008

Will Calhoun is the Special Guest on "Audio Gumbo" hosted by Charles Blass, on WKCR-FM NYC, 89.9FM and www.wkcr.org.

1-5am early Thursday, March 20th (late night Wednesday, March 19th.)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Head>>Fake (+1) March 2008 European Tour dates

Fri 3/7/08 - Berlin, GERMANY @ Quasimodo
Sat 3/8/08 - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS @ De Kade
Sun 3/9/08 - Cologne, GERMANY @ Underground
Mon 3/10/08 - Münster, GERMANY @ Hot Jazz Club
Tue 3/11/08 - Kassel, GERMANY @ Schlachthof
Wed 3/12/08 - Krefeld, GERMANY @ Kulisse
Thu 3/13/08 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Birdland
Fri 3/14/08 - Velden, AUSTRIA @ Bluesiana
Sat 3/15/08 - Enns, AUSTRIA @ Zuckerfabrik
Sun 3/16/08 - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA @ Treibhaus
Mon 3/17/08 - Väcklabruck, AUSTRIA @ Stadtsaal

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

Upcoming Will Calhoun Dates

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering featuring Leo Nocentelli (Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour) at Tipitinas (Uptown) in New Orleans. Doors 9pm, Showtime 10pm. Rebirth Brass Band also on bill. Tix $25. As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm dates, times and details!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering featuring Leo Nocentelli (Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour), at the fairgrounds on Friday (first day of Jazzfest.) As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm dates, times and details!

Friday, March 21, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008

Will Calhoun's Native Lands performs at Cachaça Jazz and Samba club in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Featuring: Will Calhoun: drums, loops, indigenous percussion, Mark Kelly: bass, Antione Roney: sax, Corey Wilkes: trumpet, Orrin Evans: piano.

Please visit the Cachaça website for more information, including show times and fees.

Venue: Cachaça
35 West 8th Street
Greenwich Village
New York, NY 10011
Tel. (212)388-9099

Sunday, March 02, 2008

March 2, 1993 - Stain

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Living Colour's STAIN.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Will Calhoun w/Santi Debriano’s Band @ Zinc Bar Feb 28th

Feb 28th, 2008

Will Calhoun will perform with the Santi Debriano Band at the Zinc Bar in NYC.

Featuring: Santi DeBriano: Acoustic Bass, Elio Elves: Piano, Will Calhoun: Drums, Yosvanny Terry: Sax

Please visit the Zinc Bar Website for information.

Venue: Zinc Bar
90 West Houston Street
(corner of La Guardia Place)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
Tel. 212-477-8337

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Vernon Reid on XM radio today

Today (2/15) at 1pm, Vernon Reid will be appearing on XM's 'The Ron & Fez Show' to discuss his latest project, Free Form Funky Freqs and their new CD, 'Urban Mythology, Volume 1'.

The Ron and Fez Show airs weekdays from noon to 3pm on the East Coast, 9am to noon on the West Coast on XM 202, The Virus.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

HEAD>>FAKE+1 TOUR DATES



07.03. BERLIN(D)-Quasimodo
08.03. ZAANDAM(NL)-De Kade
09.03 COLOGNE(D)-Underground
10.03. MÜNSTER(D)-Hot Jazz Club
11.03. KASSEL(D)-Schlachthof
12.03. KREFELD(D)-Kulisse
13.03. VIENNA(A)-Birdland
14.03. VELDEN(A)-Bluesiana
15.03. ENNS(A)-Zuckerfabrik
16.03. INNSBRUCK(A)-Treibhaus
17.03. VÖCKLABRUCK(A)-Stadtsaal

check out HeadFake Soundsystem Myspace for info

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Corey Glover in Jesus Christ Superstar Feb 2008 dates

February 1-3
St. Louis, MO
Fox Theatre

February 4
Whitewater, WI
Young Auditorium

February 5-7
Indianapolis, IN
Murat Theatre

February 9-10
Cincinnati, OH
Aronoff

February 11
Muskegon, MI
Frauenthal Theatre

February 12
Benton Harbor, MI
Mendel Center

February 14
Hamilton, ON
Hamilton Place

February 15-16
Toronto, ON
Hummingbird Center

February 17
Montreal, QB
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

February 19-24
Chicago, IL
Cadillac Palace

February 26
Providence, RI
Providence Performing Arts Center

February 27-28
Hershey, PA
Hershey Theater

February 29-March 2
Columbus, OH
Palace Theatre

Monday, January 07, 2008

Free Form Funky Freqs - Feb 15th @ Joe's Pub NYC

Free Form Funky Freqs - Vernon Reid, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and Calvin Weston, are playing Joe's Pub, Friday, Feb 15, 2008. The new cd titled : Urban Mythology Volume One, on Thirsty Ear records, will be released to the US on Feb 12th.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

BERNARD FOWLER's "BAD DOG" w/ Tackhead and Little Axe

January 24, 2008, Bix, Stuttgart, Germany tickets
January 25, 2008: Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany tickets
January 26, 2008: Kulturpunkt Friedenskirche, Krefeld, Germany
January 27, 2008: Altes Pfandhaus, Köln, Germany tickets
January 28, 2008: Knust, Hamburg, Germany
January 29, 2008: Schlachthof, Kassel, Germany tickets
January 31, 2008: Stadtsaal, Vöcklabruck, Austria
February 01, 2008: Spinnerei, Traun, Austria tickets
February 02, 2008: Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
February 03, 2008: Orpheum, Graz, Austria
February 04, 2008: Bluesiana, Velden, Austria tickets
February 06, 2008: Treibhaus, Innsbruck Austria
February 07, 2008: Spielboden, Dornbirn, Austria tickets
February 08, 2008: Stazione Birra, Rome, Italy
February 09, 2008: Rockhouse, Pescara, Italy
February 10, 2008: Legend 54, Milano, Italy
February 11, 2008: New Morning, Paris, France
February 12, 2008, FZW, Dortmund, Germany tickets
February 13, 2008: Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands tickets
February 14, 2008: Bayerischer Hof, München, Germany

You can also find them on www.tackhead.com