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