Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Afro-Punk tour hits Northampton’s Pearl Street Clubroom on Halloween with slam champ Saul Williams and the original Living Colour

Saul Williams latest album is produced by Trent Reznor, a match made in anger management heaven. Saul is a renegade writer, actor and musician known for his synthesis of poetry and hip-hop. He was Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand Slam Champion and starred in the indie film Slam. On the Reznor produced 'The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!' Williams' firebrand rhetoric is delivered over punk and industrial undercurrents conjuring the Last Poets and Public Enemy. DJ’s CX KiDTRONiK & Tchaka Diallo join him onstage. And as if Saul wasn’t enough…

Living Colour, yes that Living Colour with Vernon Reid and Corey Glover, the funk metal band who formed in New York in ‘83 and broke big with their hit “Cult of Personality” are on the bill too. Their creative fusion of heavy metal, funk, hard rock, free jazz, punk and hip hop is as relevant now as ever. New Haven’s The Smyrk open the night at 9PM.

This show, loud and literate, will be the epicenter of energy in Northampton on Halloween.

Basics: Saul Williams’ Niggy Tardust Experience featuring DJs CX KiDTRONiK & Tchaka Diallo plus Living Colour and The Smyrk. Saturday, October 31st at 9PM in the Pearl Street Clubroom in Northampton. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at Northampton Box Office, 413-586-8686, online at

Above: Saul WilliamsAbove: Living Colour

Saul Williams – Convict Colony Video

Saul Williams- DNA Video

Living Colour “Cult of Personality” Video

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