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