CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY & REVIEW: Evan J. Thomas covered the legendary Living Colour at Reggie's in Chicago for their Late Night set after Riot Fest - CHECK IT ALL OUT HERE
Oooooh the buzz was there on Friday night for the legendary rock band Living Colour. Fresh off of their afternoon set at steamy Riot Fest at Douglass Park in Chicago, IL where former WWE and current AEW Wrestler CM Punk joined the band on stage. The excitement filled the main room at Reggie's Music Club for a late night Riot Fest after show.
Known for their 1990 Grammy Award winning Hard Rock anthem "Cult Of Personality", easily one of my favorite songs ever and a staple on my workout playlist, the quartet from New York City brought not just their metal chops but swooned the masses with their funk, jazz, hip hop, punk and rock catalog.
Right around 11:15pm, vocalist Corey Glover and the guys emerged and received a Chicago welcome. "Memories Can't Wait" kicked off the set as we took in the masterful solos and riffs from guitarist Vernon Reid with each and every song which was a sight for sore, eh, ears. Reid displayed his technical mastery that would put many other guitarists to shame. For the next hour plus we were graced with "Glamour Boys", "Love Rears Its Ugly Head" and the before mentioned "Cult Of Personality" but Living Colour wrapped up their set with a cover of The Clash's classic hit "Should I Stay or Should I Go" that had Reggie's in a frenzy.
It took me 30+ years to finally see and photograph Living Colour live and I loved every minute of it. The ONLY thing that would have topped it would have been an appearance again from CM Punk but we can only take what is presented to us. Rock On!
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