Posted in music | tour dates on November 9, 2007

Vincent GalloI'm not sure I really like Vincent Gallo all that much. Eric Erlandson was in Hole. They formed a band. It's sort of interesting?....

"RRIICCEE is a spontaneous collective between the two musicians (with the potential of additional members) and exhibits the creation of composition within a live performance. For all appearances, the outfit does not perform pre-written music and is not limited to the boundaries of one specific musical genre. At the present time, RRIICCEE has no recorded music and has no plans on recording a commercial release."
That paragraph kind of makes me want to say "oy vey". If you're brave, they play the Green Room in NYC on December 7th. More info, and all tour dates, below...

New York, New York - November 8th, 2007 -- Vincent Gallo (born Buffalo, NY on April 11th, 1962) and Eric Erlandson (born Los Angeles, CA on January 9th, 1963) have formed a new musical project, RRIICCEE. Gallo, a movie actor, filmmaker and musician, is the critically acclaimed writer and director of such films like Buffalo 66 and The Brown Bunny. He has released two solo albums on the British recording label, Warp Records and also collaborated with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the New York no-wave musical group Gray. Erlandson is the former guitarist and founding member of the rock band Hole, along with Courtney Love. The band released three albums including their 1994 commercial breakthrough, Live Through This. RRIICCEE will embark on their debut national tour in December.

RRIICCEE is a spontaneous collective between the two musicians (with the potential of additional members) and exhibits the creation of composition within a live performance. For all appearances, the outfit does not perform pre-written music and is not limited to the boundaries of one specific musical genre. At the present time, RRIICCEE has no recorded music and has no plans on recording a commercial release.

Gallo offered, “Improvisation is not a good word for what we’re doing. It’s more a gesture of composing and performing at the same time, always hoping to avoid musical cliché or jamming. We’ve chosen not to go into a studio in a traditional way like other bands have done in the past: to make recordings, cut them up, dub on them, fine tune and mix them, and then release them as an album, then later, go on tour, pantomiming those recordings over and over each night as a form of cabaret. Instead, for a long time now, we’ve chosen to remain open, to grow and change more naturally, and when we play live, the music is often created during the performance. If we choose to record a performance, the recording itself is only evidence of that creative moment. The purpose of recording then, is to listen back for enjoyment.”

RRIICCEE have previously performed at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan as well as a performance in San Francisco in 2007.

RRIICCEE - 2007 Tour Dates:
12/1 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
12/3 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse
12/5 Atlanta, GA Eyedrum Gallery
12/7 New York, NY Green Room @ 45 Bleecker
12/8 Washington, DC Rock N’ Roll Hotel
12/9 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brendas
12/10 TBA
12/11 Buffalo, NY Soundlab
12/12 Montreal, QUE Club Lambi
12/13 Toronto, ONT Music Gallery
12/14 TBA
12/15 Chicago, IL Schubas
12/16 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
12/17 Denver, CO The Walnut Room
12/19 Portland, OR Mission Theater
12/21 San Francisco, CA Red Devil Lounge
12/22 Los Angeles, CA Rec Center Studios

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Comments (42)

Careful BV, if you piss off the overhyped(mostly by himself) mess that is Vincent Gallo he is liable to put a hex on you. Just ask Roger Ebert.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 12:37 PM

He's always pretty fun live.

Posted by rocked the shit | November 9, 2007 12:46 PM

where can one get tickets for the nyc date?

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 12:49 PM

I would love to kick Vincent Gallo in the face. But at the same time I would love to BE him at the end of 'Brown Bunny' when Chloe does what she does so well....but I wouldn't kick myself in the face.

Posted by Jimbo | November 9, 2007 1:08 PM


he is a nutter but "buffalo 66" was brilliant

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 1:23 PM

him and the magnetic fields jackass should start a band together of racist guys that are still adored by hipsters.

Posted by daft gay | November 9, 2007 1:31 PM

daft gay----merritt is a racist? explain please. too much jessica hopper and sasha frere-jones can pollute the mind my friend.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 1:53 PM

Vincent Gallo is such a self-absorbed narcissist that I'm surprised he even let someone else be in his "band." His "films" suck (Buffalo 66 was okay at best), his "art" is terrible, his writing lacks basic comprehension of grammar (seriously...read anything he's written). My guess is the pattern will continue with his "music."

Posted by Vincent Shallo | November 9, 2007 2:02 PM

and your "films" are good?

monday morning asshole


Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 2:06 PM

again, where can tickets be had for this?

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 2:16 PM

somebody needs to break his and owen wilson's nose again. maybe then they won't try to commit suicide twice and/or put out crap movies with 75 minutes of driving leading up to a bj.

Posted by hipster poseur | November 9, 2007 2:16 PM

When's his Charles Manson biopic coming out again?

Posted by Jeans Fitter, Happier | November 9, 2007 2:23 PM

I'm down with the concept tho. Depends on the musician how it turns out.

Posted by slim | November 9, 2007 2:29 PM

Vincent Gallo is the epitome of a pretentious hipster

Posted by Jeans Fitter, Happier | November 9, 2007 2:32 PM

You have to go to the Bleeker Theater Box Office at Lafayette & Bleeker to get tix. Or call them directly.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 2:47 PM

"Shit sandwich"

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 2:49 PM

BV-you missed the most awesomely funny (or highly disturbing) thing about Gallo!

http://www.vgmerchandise.com/store/pages.php?pageid=4

Posted by ASox | November 9, 2007 2:50 PM

I officially nominate "Stephin Merrit is a racist" to replace "What time does Daft Punk go on?"

Posted by Mike Gaellgo | November 9, 2007 2:54 PM

that really is the best add ever.

"If the purchaser of the sperm chooses the option of natural insemination, there is an additional charge of $500,000. However, if after being presented detailed photographs of the purchaser, Mr. Gallo may be willing to waive the natural insemination fee and charge only for the sperm itself."

Posted by aukenbals | November 9, 2007 3:09 PM

That was a stunt cock in Brown Bunny.

Posted by Otm Shank | November 9, 2007 3:30 PM

vincent gallo sucks

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 3:50 PM

vincent gallo sucks at everything

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 3:50 PM

vincent gallo is brilliant.
his music is brilliant, his art is brilliant, his movies are brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2007 5:43 PM

"That paragraph kind of makes me want to say 'oy vey'."

That's funny, BV, you don't look Jewish.

Posted by mohammed ahmadinejad | November 9, 2007 5:56 PM

you are all wasting your energies on the wrong things in life. why can't you just live and let live you fucking busterds?

Posted by yeh yeh yeh | November 9, 2007 8:30 PM

is he really trying to explain avant-garde? Huh.

Posted by practice, not dressing room | November 9, 2007 9:30 PM

V. Gallo is off his rooker, but I still like his produce. Even Roger Ebert thought the edited version of Brown Bunny was good. 'sides... his ridiculous tirades make him more entertaining than any of those obese faux-republican tv news pundits.

Posted by Agony Aunt | November 10, 2007 7:34 PM

Vincent's a right-wing turd, but that doesn't stop him from hanging out on Ludlow St. hoping for people to recognize him...maybe the loser from Hole can do the same thing as well?

Posted by S | November 11, 2007 10:19 PM

Vincent Gallo is way cooler then your fucking site!

Posted by Matthew | November 22, 2007 8:23 PM

'Culled from secret hip hop open mic nights throughout the city, Gallo also has a new 'urban' improv bootleg out called PPRRIINNCCEE VVIINNCCEE: copies are $500,000.'

Posted by greg | November 27, 2007 8:06 AM

My guess is that the racist part of vince is fake. I am HOPING he's really a R...because he's certainly not conservative.

And he pisses hipsters off because he gives them a mirror looking back at themselves...with all the judging and acting better than others.

cracks me up.

I wish I had a better way of describing him because...he's an enigma. brilliant.

Posted by Bob | November 28, 2007 6:24 PM

vincent gallo | eric erlandson | rebecca casabian | nikolas haas

1st review

RRIICCEE live in Tucson, Arizona ... Dec. 1, 2007 ... 9:30pm

This show was incredible. Packed house (venue owners said largest they've ever had in their space). Every detail of the experience was finely tuned. From the lighting to the stage and the music has to be experienced to understand. it starts almost like a tune-up session and meanders into over an hour-long set comprised of grooves that wind into each other. Vincent moved from his melodic signature guitar sounds to keys and even broke out a wind instrument at one point. Eric was master of the surreal effects with all sorts of twisted feedback rhythms, and knob turning vibes abound. Several moments where he and Vincent fell into grooves that made it very hard not to move around and shake something. Rebecca's trance-like synth maneuvers enveloped every tune with a keen sense of direction while Nikolas drove the beat from soft sweeping patterns into hard-pounding jams and even picked up a flute at a couple points himself. This was art and music as one and the synergy was unmistakable. It's hard to believe that nothing which transpired in the set was preconceived or committed to memory. It all unraveled in that time and space and will never happen again. That is RRIICCEE.

I think the music only stopped about 3 times for air. The crowd was riveted. Most in attendance probably never witnessed anything like it in this area before. Lots of Tucson's artist types came through - that was cool. good times had by all. if you catch the show near you be sure to come prepared for the rare, limited merch on hand (cash only). No mass manufactured factory style gear to be found here. Instead Vincent himself has produced one-off fine art shirts and art prints. I believe that shirts were $15-25 and a very cool ultra rare RRIICCEE art print will set you back $100, but it's fairly large and hand screen printed by Vincent Gallo. The painstaking detail is unmistakable (make sure you look up close!). Black and white hand screened image of the band members individually numbered and signed by each one. I don't believe I've seen anything like it on another tour. I think there's only a small number left so be sure to get these items before the tour is over. Once they're gone ... they're gone. I will try to get a few for the web site store after the tour, but no guarantees.

check out the show in your town, you won't regret it!

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Tickets Available on www.ticketweb.com

Upcoming Shows
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Dec 3 2007 9:45P
Alamo Drafthouse Austin, Texas

Dec 5 2007 9:00P
Eyedrum Atlanta, Georgia

Dec 7 2007 9:30P
The Green Room New York, New York

Dec 8 2007 10:00P
Rock And Roll Hotel Washington, DC, Washington DC

Dec 9 2007 9:00P
Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dec 11 2007 8:00P
Sound Lab Buffalo, New York

Dec 12 2007 8:00P
Club Lambi Montreal, Quebec

Dec 13 2007 7:30P
Music Gallery Toronto, Ontario

Dec 14 2007 9:00P
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Michigan

Dec 15 2007 10:30P
Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois

Dec 16 2007 7:00P
The Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri

Dec 17 2007 8:30P
The Walnut Room Denver, Colorado

Dec 19 2007 8:00P
McMenamins Mission Theater Portland, Oregon

Dec 21 2007 8:00P
Red Devil Lounge San Francisco, California

Dec 22 2007 8:00P
Jensen Rec Center Studio Los Angeles, California

Official Website: www.rriiccee.com

Myspace Profile: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=280063941

Posted by JEN | December 2, 2007 6:35 PM

That is a fake review. I was there and it wasn't anything like that. Solar Culture is smaller than the mercury lounge in NYC, and it is the not the largest crowd they have every had.

Posted by Tom Klein | December 3, 2007 7:57 PM

Bullshit. Plain and simple. These saps aren't good enough musicians to improvise. Supersilent positively takes these folls to schools.

Posted by JC | December 10, 2007 2:10 PM

Bullshit. Plain and simple. These saps aren't good enough musicians to improvise. Supersilent positively takes these fools to school.

Posted by JC | December 10, 2007 2:11 PM

Bullshit. Plain and simple. These saps aren't good enough musicians to improvise. Supersilent positively takes these fools to school.

Posted by JC | December 10, 2007 2:11 PM

I THINK VINCENT GALLO IS VERY TALENTED AND HAS DONE SO MANY INTERESTING THINGS IN HIS LIFE! I WISH HIS BAND RRIICCEE THE BEST OF LUCK WHILE THEY ARE ON TOUR. VINCENT GALLO, A.K.A PRINCE VINCE, PLEASE KEEP BEING YOUR SELF AND ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FANS LOVE YOU!

Posted by Shannon Dobbs | December 11, 2007 10:03 AM

I went to the show, and it was by far the most pretentious thing I have ever seen/heard/experienced. The performance was completely worthless for anybody who wasn't in the band. This was mostly due to the band's lack of musical talent. It was like watching someone who thinks they can sing do karaoke, and paying for it. In other words, the show might as well have been called: "The Brown Bunny: The Musical."

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2007 1:36 PM

I find it hilarious that people call Gallo "pretentious" and whatnot. The guy's been through so much shit that wretched hipsters pretend they've been through now... he shared the stage with Basquiat for crying out loud. He's nothing less than experienced, and the only thing he's the epitome for is originality. Noone is like him. Granted, he's the ultimate shit talker and quite the asshole, but when you piss people off and keep doing it regardless, with a sense of genuine "I don't care" (not the Eminem type, or the Urban Outfitters' fall line type) attitude, well, he's certainly not "pretentious.

Posted by bklyntom | December 19, 2007 5:50 PM

People think he's pretentious because he surrounds himself of fashionistas and underage hipsters.

Grabbing a 16 yr old's ass at a party and shooting a commercial for vodka is pretty lame and pretentious.

Posted by prent | January 1, 2008 3:15 PM

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