Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Living Colour at Summerstage, June 5th

Who: Living Colour, Ebony Bones, CX_KiDTRONiK, Pillow Theory
celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Black Rock Coalition
Where : Summerstage
When : June 5th
Time : 3pm

3:00 – 7:00 pm Living Colour last graced SummerStage back in 2001, staging their first reunion to a packed house. Now Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, Corey Glover and Doug Wimbish return to Central Park, celebrating not only our twenty-fifth anniversary but also the 25th year of the Black Rock Coalition, the not-for-profit artist collective that Vernon Reid helped co-found. Living Colour rose to stardom in 1988 with their breakout album Vivid, spawning the Grammy Award-winning smash hit and MTV staple, Cult of Personality.‘ Other charting hits from the band include 1990‘s ‗Type‘ and ‗Love Rears Up It‘s Ugly Head‘. In 2009, the band released their fifth studio album, The Chair and the Doorway to critical success with Rolling Stone declaring the new album, Living Colour's most focused record since their 1988 debut.

Ebony Bones! (aka Ebony Thomas) is a London-born, autodidact singer/songwriter/ producer/actress with a penchant for punk-meet-funk style and an extravagant eye for fashion. Ebony‘s music has been described as reminiscent of ―the aggressively proto-feminist dance music of Grace Jones and X-Ray Spex by the Chicago Tribune. Bones‘ self-released single, We Know All About U‘ (recorded out of her apartment using bottles, woks and pans as percussive instruments) debuted as the ―Hottest Record In the World Today on BBC‘s Radio 1, going on to become the most played single by an unsigned artist on that popular UK station. Ebony made a splash at last year‘s SXSW Music Conference and was named by the conference as one of 2009s Best New Acts. Her debut album Bone of My Bones was released in the UK in mid-2009; expect a US release this year.

Described by the Washington Post as ―soul meets screamo, Pillow Theory is a NYC-based quartet whose live shows are a roiling, genre-defying blend of metal, punk, free jazz and pop.

CX KiDTRONiK has a reputation for putting on over-the-top shows. He has worked with Antipop Consortium, Saul Williams, Trent Reznor and Kanye West and, more recently, took his KraKSTRAVAGANZA Band on tour with Girl Talk, Zion I and The Grouch on The City of Dope Tour. His signature live drum machine, freestyle synthesizer, video game bleeps and blips and laser blasts bring a mosh -pit inspiring, high energy performance to the stage.

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