What: Living Colour
When: 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
Where: Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.
Cults of personality are alive and kicking – good and bad – in 2013, and so is Living Colour, a band whose song "Cult of Personality" was a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning hit in 1988. The New York-rooted rockers, who mix in funk and jazz, will be playing that song and every other song on the album from which it came – “Vivid” – on Halloween (Thursday, Oct. 31) at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.
Living Colour is on a 25th anniversary tour where they are playing the pivotal album cover to cover – all 11 songs, which also included the hit "Glamour Boys." Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are ... appropriately ... $25.
If all of this is bringing back a flood of memories – you know, big hair, Rubik's Cubes, Cosby sweaters, the original MTV, Ray-Bans, leg warmers, that kind of stuff – then get in the mood for the show by watching the video to "Cult of Personality." Just click on the link below to see it.
Oh, and one more thing ... No, actor Danny Glover is not Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover's dad. I actually asked Danny Glover about it during a phone interview prior to an appearance he made years ago in Omaha. Yeah, I was that guy.