You could look at the first Silverland Rockfest as a way to reintroduce yourself to a music festival environment after too long in lock down, or a means to hop in the wayback machine to when bands like Everclear, Hoobastank and Wheatus dominated “alternative” radio and MTV. I’m going to suggest your attendance based solely on the shocking presence of Living Colour on the bill. The brilliant quartet led by monster guitarist Vernon Reid and ace frontman Corey Glover introduced many late ’80s headbangers to the idea that there are amazing Black musicians playing aggressive, occasionally avant garde rock ’n’ roll (in case they didn’t get that from Jimi Hendrix or Prince). “Cult of Personality” was their biggest hit, but they created several albums of killer songs and since reuniting after a brief pause in the late ’90s, they’ve continued delivering scorching live sets and putting out new music. They alone are worth the price of admission.
Silverland Rockfest with Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank and Wheatus • Tue, Sept. 28 at 6 pm • $59-$98 • Greyhound Park • 5100 W. Riverbend Ave., Post Falls • silverlandrockfest.com
— Dan Nailen