The Chilis Take Manhattan

David Fricke of reviewed the concert Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Fricke writes, “Guitarist John Frusciante, bassist Flea and drummer Chad Smith opened the night as a trio, with a funk-metal-fusion show of force that rattled the Garden rafters like an impossible dream — the military rhythm precision of the Meters blown up with the desperate energy of late-Seventies L.A. punk and the screaming rainbow soul of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys. Then singer Anthony Kiedis leaped into the fray — alternating between manic hip-hop calisthenics and the crisp, bright vocal melody of ‘By the Way’ — and I could see why that side-project dub record won’t happen any time soon.” has since removed the article.

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