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    • 22
    • jul

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    • 22
    • jul

    Full article here: http://thekey.xpn.org/2016/07/22/janes-addiction-preaches-new-generation-fillmore/

    The lobby area outside the main house doors at the Philly Fillmore last night sounded like someone raided the old 90s mix-tape drawer. The Beasties and Rage, Blind Melon, Harvey Danger, The Cranberries — this DJ knew the audience he was there to warm: the early birds of the throng of 2500 Jane’s Addiction, Dinosaur Jr. and Living Colour fans waiting patiently to sprint to the front row, jockeying for position against the stage before the lights dim.

    Corey Glover and co. emerged, weaving themselves among an abundance of stage equipment set against a panel of amplifier stacks, and launched into a set of their trademark pioneering funk metal. Glover is engaging, in a vest and tie, lifting his cap every so often to expose his bright green hair. As guitarist Vernon Reid laid into his traditional thick distortion, Glover paced between verses of the band’s characteristic sociopolitical commentary, highlighted last night most notably by their cover of Notorious BIG’s “Who Shot Ya?,” offered against the current context of the latest wave of police abuse of lethal force. After a modest but explicit attempt to ignite a mosh pit, the singer hurled himself up over the barricade, charging into the crowd and chased by his security detail who seem not to have anticipated the play.

    Throughout Living Colour’s set, seven-year-old Mason Simon of Maple Shade flailed wildly on his air drums at his fourth major rock and roll show, perched atop his father Billy’s shoulders, his hearing responsibly protected by a hardy set of royal blue plastic-shelled earmuffs. The aspirations don’t go unnoticed, as drummer Will Calhoun offered him a set of his sticks before leaving the stage.

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    • 21
    • jul

    Being part of Jane’s Addiction’s brief Sterling Spoon Tour is like old home week for Living Colour.

    The quartet was part of the original Lollapalooza package tour that Jane’s launched in 1991, so Living Colour feels like part of the 25th anniversary celebration. And guitarist and co-founder Vernon Reid says it’s also a chance to catch up with old friends.

    “I’m really looking forward to seeing Dave Navarro (Jane’s guitarist),” Reid, 57, says by phone from his home in New York. “Dave and I get along really well. Guitarists are just a very weird bunch. You either have sympatico or you do not, and I was very fortunate with Lollapalooza. I had sympatico pretty much with all the guitarists on that tour, especially Dave, so it’s always fun to see him … and all those dudes, really.”

    The tour also catches Reid and the rest of Living Colour in full-throttle creative mode.

    Full article here: http://www.dailytribune.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160721/living-colour-blasts-to-its-lollapalooza-past-at-freedom-hill

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