Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Average User Rating 9.57
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Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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Peppers play another great show
Venue/Date: BankAtlantic Center (Sunrise, FL)
Concert Date:  
January 31st, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.57

Chili Peppers make old school rock for new school fans

By Sean Piccoli
Pop Music Writer


Sunrise--Original fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers must have stayed home on Wednesday night. Instead they sent their nieces, nephews and offspring to check out that scrappy '80s band from California that used to cater to skate punks, surfer dudes and funk junkies.

The Chili Peppers, for their part, seemed unfazed by the near-complete turnover in their base.

The band that sold out BankAtlantic Center on Wednesday is not a radically different animal from the group that formed in 1983. But it is something of a revision.

The Chili Peppers in 2007 are basically making new rock for now kids, using the same basic ingredients they employed when they were young punks with soul.

The difference between then and now, as demonstrated on Wednesday, is the enlarged contours of the music. Not for nothing is the band's latest release – two CDs of new music -- called Stadium Arcadium. Newer songs including Dani California and Snow (Hey Oh) traded heavily, and effectively, in the properties of arena rock.

The band used less reverb than U2, but put enough space between the instruments to let the notes float upward and outward, and let the refrains achieve that sonic wraparound effect.

For more than two hours, the Chili Peppers alternated between melancholic power balladry and wind-sprint funk, sometimes in the space of one song. But even the signature scratchy, chaotic were tweaked and articulated just enough for arena consumption. And there was a sense of the Chili Peppers playing the wise uncle with advice: Throw Away Your Television wasn't quite the Network mad-as-hell moment it wanted to be, but as a pure rock jam it was awe-inspiring
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Chi-Town loves the Chili's
Venue/Date: Allstate Arena (Rosemont, IL)
Concert Date:  
February 27th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.33
Chili Peppers show their staying power at all-ages show
By Greg Kot

Once seemingly destined to implode, the Red Hot Chili Peppers survived youthful excesses to become one of rock's last remaining multi-generational bands.

At the sold-out Allstate Arena on Tuesday, they played to a house filled with fans spanning the decades: Some who go back to the elemental Me-Tarzan, You-Jane punk-funk '80s; others who embraced them as among the first of the Lollapalooza-era headliners in the early '90s; and newer listeners who know the band as Grammy-endorsed commercial-radio balladeers.

It was the latter incarnation that dominated the performance. The quartet was in fine form physically and musically. Chad Smith is a middle-age surf dude slamming away on drums with his flipped-back baseball cap. The bare-chested Flea is a hunch-backed virtuoso whose fingers spider-walked up and down his bass. And the beatific, bearded John Frusciante conjures bands of gypsies on his guitar and falsetto angels with his backing harmonies. He also gave a surprising solo vocal on the Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow." Anthony Kiedis isn't much of a poet, and as a singer he exudes a kind of blank Keanu Reaves-style charm; depth is not his forte. But he's a magnetic stage presence, and he's now successfully selling vulnerability and big melodies instead of the chaotic aggression that was once the Chili Peppers' forte. He sent the big choruses of "Snow (Hey Oh)," "Dani California," "By the Way," "Scar Tissue" and "Californication" into the balconies, their status as new classic-rock anthems affirmed by the audience's enthusiastic response
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The Chilis play a smokin set
Venue/Date: Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)
Concert Date:  
February 28th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.67
By PAUL KOSIDOWSKI
Special to the Journal Sentinel
Posted: March 1, 2007

You probably know the bad-boy/clown-prince stories of the Red Hot Chili Peppers: drugs, assorted ribaldry, creative use of hosiery. Well, forget about 'em.

The Chili Peppers who played the Bradley Center on Wednesday night are just a bunch of nice hard-rocking Hollywood boys. All they seem to want out of life is a cold Vitamin Water and some good tuna maki.

And to play their music, of course. Validated as true survivors by the success of Grammy-winning rock album "Stadium Arcadium," the now 40-something Chili Peppers are happy to forget the crazy theatrics and focus on the music: a West Coast brand of deep metal funk that's a head-bobbing love child of Bootsy Collins and Jimi Hendrix.

Most of the time, anyway. As an arena band that has discovered the joys of song craft, the Peppers have evolved while clinging to their roots. Anthony Kiedis can still nimbly spit his rat-a-tat sound poetry, but vocal pyrotechnics have given over to more subtle and subdued singing.

Even his stage presence, once a frenetic blend of prime-time Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee, is now more about stillness and concentration.

Even without the long jams of their youth, that heady blend of styles was still there. Kiedis' ruminative mea culpas ("Snow (Hey Oh)," "Under the Bridge") were well-seasoned with Flea's thump-and-ping bass work, and John Frusciante's jagged-edge guitar fills. And the 90-minute plus set was peppered with tasty between-song improvs to make the tightly orchestrated show feel loose
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Peppers Rule TX
Venue/Date: AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)
Concert Date:  
March 6th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.80

Chili Peppers still connect to the kids

Web Posted: 03/07/2007 12:28 AM CST
Hector Saldaña
Express-News Staff Writer

Go Johnny go? Nah, more like gone daddy gone.

It was a post-modern rock vibe — hip, fun and groovy — that epitomized the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert with Gnarls Barkley at AT&T Center on Tuesday night. The Grammy-winning, platinum-selling pairing has been among the most lucrative and infectious in rock.

More than 13,000 people got their dose here. Chili Peppers' concerts are more than a read-through pay day. They're wicked tight, metallic, pogo dance-inducing and classically loud. The gaga cheers were deafening , too.

If there's any doubt about whether the Chili Peppers still connect to younger audiences, consider fans Jessica Shapiro, 27, and her fiancé Brian Yezierski, 30. Both were seeing the Grammy-winning iconic punk-funk band for the first time

“I swore to God I was going to do it before I died,” Yezierski said at his seat. “I've worshipped them since the eighth grade.”

His lovely wife-to-be (the big day is May 19) had her own reasons for loving the “timeless” band, particularly Anthony Kiedis.

“I just think they have great tattoos and really good hair,” Shapiro said.

Well, yeah, but they're also touring behind a huge album, “Stadium Arcadium,” that earned four Grammys, including best rock album. Not to mention that guitar hero John Frusciante, manic virtuoso bassist Flea (in a Tim Duncan Spurs jersey) and drummer Chad Smith are a modern day Cream, unafraid to jam or of opening the concert sans Kiedis.
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Pepper's Plays Another Great Show
Venue/Date: Toyota Center (Houston, TX)
Concert Date:  
March 7th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.48
Chili Peppers bring the funk to Toyota Center
Posted by Andrew Dansby

Popular isn't the correct term for a band like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Being around for over 20 years and having numerous multi-platinum albums just shouldn't earn you the same label as Hilary Duff.

Opening with a hit like Can't Stop and cranking it up even farther with the biggest single off of Stadium Arcadium, Dani California, the Chili Peppers were in perfect form, with Chad Smith, Anthony Keidis, Flea and John Frusciante tearing up the stage like they were in their 20s again.

The real star of the show was Frusciante, who tears up the guitar as well as any rock god living on any of the numerous solos in any of the songs; the riffs from a small jam session at the very beginning and Otherside stood out as some of the best live guitar performances in recent years.

The show started with a bang, and the Peppers kept it that way. The middle of the show contained the meat of the Stadium Arcadium hits - Hey and Snow come to mind - but they also took us back in time by dedicating Me and My Friends to tour mates (and opening act) Gnarls Barkley.

However, probably the highlight of the entire night was the last few songs. Californication brought the house down, and By The Way sent every person over the edge; everyone was dancing and screaming to Keidis' distinct vocals.

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