In an era when virtually no music by African-Americans is ever heard on lily-white classic-rock radio, Living Colour's ongoing presence emphasizes that blacks not only invented rock & roll, they continue to make vitally powerful rock music, even if much of it occurs out of the mainstream spotlight. The New York hard-rock quartet has been on a nostalgia kick lately, touring now to celebrate its 30th year in showbiz and frequently cranking out full-length performances of groundbreaking 1988 debut album Vivid. Vocalist Corey Glover sings now with the New Orleans funk combo Galactic, and masterful guitarist Vernon Reid has produced and worked with an endless constellation of funk, jazz and rock stars, but they're at their most thrilling when they collaborate in Living Colour. Look for a new album, Shade, this fall.

Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/04/14)

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