Saturday, November 12, 2011
It was sweet to meet Red Fang when they recently opened for Mastodon. The guys are as funny in person as their irreverent, hilarious music videos. We interviewed the drummer and bass guitarist/vocalist who also happens to be a dad. It turned out great as we could continue our video series on how creatives parent and how parents create. It's been pretty amazing to hear insight from touring musicians and theatre people on how parenting influences and seeps into music and art, and how to strike a balance between being there for your family and still creating.
They had me cracking up over their beard band/beer band reputation, plans to pawn their 100% guaranteed metal Grammy , what's the big deal about 11-11-11, and their wacky, off the wall advice for kids who want to be them. When they came out on stage, they opened by saying "Tonight's 11-11-11". The crowd roared. Then totally deadpan, they continued, "Three numbers...in a row." If their music wasn't so freakin' heavy and fun, I'd suggest they hit the comedy circuit. They're quick with the comebacks, well worth a listen, and even better live. Here's our past coverage.
We had a birthday party coming up shortly after the show, and they signed a CD for Du-Jay's classmate and long time friend. The 11 year old was thrilled to see the liner notes where they personalized it to him and wrote "To Judah, Stay metal." Check out their main page for seriously funny videos, tour dates and merch. The interview we shot for ChiIL Live Shows is below
RED FANG has announced a handful of headlining dates in addition to their current North American Tour with Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan. A complete list of dates is listed below. Additionally, the band is currently sharing war stories from the road via an exclusive tour blog at Altpress.com.
Renowned for their sense of humor and penchant for over-the-top music videos, RED FANG has recently finished shooting their eagerly-awaited new clip for Murder The Mountains track "Hank Is Dead". The video was directed by longtime friend of the band, Whitey McConnaughy (THE GOSSIP, MUDHONEY, FLOGGING MOLLY) in Portland, OR. RED FANG has previously worked with McConnaughy on their much-talked-about "Wires" & "Prehistoric Dog" videos that can be seen on their main site.
Additionally, RED FANG have teamed up with Etnies to offer fans and skate enthusiasts the chance to win some amazing gear and memorabilia from both parties. More details on the contests, including entry forms are available now via AbsolutePunk.net and Metal Wreckage.
RED FANG is streaming Murder The Mountains in its entirety at this location. The band recorded Murder The Mountains with THE DECEMBERISTS' Chris Funk and the album was mixed by three-time Grammy Award winner Vance Powell (WHITE STRIPES, THE RACONTEURS). Murder The Mountains is now available on CD, 12" vinyl, and digital download via the official Relapse store or via iTunes.
RED FANG TOUR DATES
Nov. 28 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
Nov. 29 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Nov. 30 Charleston, SC Jimbo's Rock Lounge
Dec. 1 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Dec. 2 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle w/ Mastodon, Black Lips, DEP
**Dec. 3rd - Dec. 10th RED FANG ONLY**
Dec. 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
Dec. 4 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Downstairs
Dec. 6 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Dec. 7 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Dec. 8 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
Dec. 10 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
April 12 Tilburg, Holland Roadburn Festival
For more info on RED FANG please visit: