Though one of the best hard-rock bands of the '80s has also held that distinction in the ensuing decades, for a wide swath of people they are unfairly thought of as a one-hit wonder. Dating from 1988, that hit debut single name-checked the decidedly non-rocker personalities of Josef Stalin, Mahatm ... More >>
Though he only released three studio and one concert album while alive, Jimi Hendrix was one prolific motherfucker in his 27 years. After his 1970 death, the Hendrix vaults have spewed forth plenty more music and video, especially in the last few years under the keen stewardship of his estate. The ... More >>
Living Colour Warehouse Live July 28, 2013 You could see the looks of shock on the faces of the audience when, for just the second song of the night, guitarist Vernon Reid ripped into the recognizable intro for "Cult of Personality," Living Colour's most recognizable and arguably most powerful trac ... More >>
Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, July 26 Rapper and brand-spankin'-new father Wiz Khalifa may be one of the most likable characters on the hip-hop scene. Not only is he responsible for that super-catchy "Black and Yellow" earworm -- an homage to his hometown team, the Pittsb ... More >>
While Living Colour's current tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of their debut -- and most popular -- record, Vivid, the band has also put out four other worthy studio discs - Time's Up (1990), Stain (1993), Collideøscope (2003), and their most recent, 2009's The Chair In the Doorway. "The newe ... More >>
Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover knows it. He knows that, despite putting out five studio albums of criminally underrated rock, mention their name and the first (and maybe only) thing that comes to mind for many is, "Oh, that's the band that does 'Cult of Personality." And even on their current ... More >>
Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>
Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East (Experience Hendrix/Columbia Legacy) 140 minutes, $13.98. The latest release in a busy year for the Hendrix estate is this 1999 documentary, pumped up with extra footage, that explores Jimi's short-lived but influential Band of Gypsys lineu ... More >>
Electric Purgatory screened almost two years ago at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, but Rocks Off still hasn't seen Houston director Raymond Gayle's film about the plight of the black rocker. We're gonna miss the next screening too - tonight at Domy Books - due to Thanksgiving travel, but we are ... More >>
Drugs, sex and...black history month?
Living Colour The Paris Concert To order on Amazon.com, click here www.myspace.com/livingcolourmusicOne of the most criminally underrated rock bands of the '80s and '90s - remembered by too many just for their Day-Glo outfits, painted guitars and big hit "Cult of Personality" - Living Colour has be ... More >>
After all the hype and air-guitar awards-show appearances, Lil Wayne's much-anticipated debut as a full-on rock performer, "Prom Queen," has finally leaked. This will be above-the-fold news on whatever content-aggregator supplies your RSS fix, but only because for the music business right now i ... More >>
Local filmmaker Raymond Gayle explores how the pioneers of rock became anomalies
Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions
Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman
Rush -- quite possibly the whitest band on earth -- has a surprising number of black fans
Fishbone skanks into town
April 29 - May 5, 1999
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
Me'Shell Ndegeocello can't find a niche -- not that she really wants one
A fatal diagnosis leads Bill T. Jones to ask: What's the best way to live?