Showing posts with label Riviera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Riviera. Show all posts

Friday, January 11, 2013

More Tickets Available for Sold Out Soundgarden Shows at The Riviera #liveshowshots

VIP Lounge backstage at Lollapalooza 2010

We had the great pleasure of scoring back stage press passes to see Soundgarden at Lollapalooza, since we were covering the fest and on several bands' guest lists.   It's a show I'll never forget and we make a point to see them every chance we get.   

VIP Lounge backstage at Lollapalooza 2010-Wolfmother & Soundgarden-The music was amazing & we were all lovin' the ice cold, minty neck wraps in the August heat!  ChiIL Mama, Du-Jay & Sagezilla pictured.

Soundgarden is heading to Chicago during their Winter 2013 North American tour dates which include two-night engagements in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and, for the first time since the band reunited with their surprise show at the Showbox, Soundgarden will be playing two shows in their hometown of Seattle. 

This is the first North American tour for Soundgarden showcasing their new album, King Animal, released on November 13 via Loma Vista/Republic Records. The band has been headlining and playing to sold out crowds since they got back together over two years ago to critical acclaim. The New York Times said, "After 14 years between tours, Soundgarden was back in full force, its paradigm intact. This is one reunited band that can pick up right where it left off." 

With two Grammy® Awards and over 21 million records sold worldwide, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history. At the dawn of 2010, the band, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, announced a new beginning. In the last three years since Soundgarden has reunited, they released their first retrospective, Telephantasm, which was certified platinum, their first live album, Live on I-5, penned the end title song, "Live to Rise," for the feature film The Avengers which went to No.1 on Modern and Active Rock radio, and headlined sold-out shows and festivals around the world. Now, comes the band's first collection of new songs since the 1990's.

Soundgarden Winter 2013 Tour Dates 

Jan 18 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall 
Jan 19 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre 
Jan 20 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre 
Jan 22 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom 
Jan 23 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom 
Jan 25 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy 
Jan 26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy 
Jan 27 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore 
Jan 29 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater 
Jan 30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater 
Feb 1 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom 
Feb 2 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre 
Feb 6 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 
Feb 7 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater 
Feb 8 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater 
Feb 10 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre 
Feb 12 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre 
Feb 13 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre 
Feb 15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 
Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Red Fang Video Interview and Live Show Shots from The Riviera 11-11-11

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 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

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 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.


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:

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