Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped by for a quick and small show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA on April 9th before their two weekend stay at Coachella. The Fonda is a small theater that fits only a couple hundred people so the tickets quickly sold out. This small and relatively inexpensive show attracted an audience of die hard fans from around the globe, eager to see their favorite band up close and personal.

Off opened up the night with their true hardcore punk sound; they are a local band from Hermosa Beach, California who grew up in the middle of the Punk Rock scene with bands including Pennywise, Black Flag, and the Chili Peppers. Their appearance drew a small crowd of dedicated followers, head banging to their punk rock lyrics and metal guitar riffs intermittent throughout the packed venue. Off was quick to thank all the promoters for their spot in the night’s line-up and told crazy stories from the 80’s punk rock scene that they were so accustomed to. Their set finished up without too many shenanigans and with an absence of circle pits unbeatably due to the fact the majority of the crowd waited outside the venue for three or more hours to secure their spot on the floor.


If you have ever had the chance to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers live it goes without saying that listening to their music is almost as impressive as the bands many energetic dance moves. The absence of arguably the bands most popular song, Danny California was noticeable but Flee, the bassist, and the rest of the band were sure to spare no time hopping around the stage while playing classic hits such as Snow, and Give it Away. It’s easy to see how the Chili’s can headline some of the biggest festivals and sell out arenas without any trouble at all. Their musical style attracts a huge crowd but also crosses genres making it appealing to almost everyone. If you missed this most recent show, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be appearing at both weekends of Coachella this year and I can not recommend them enough.

Review by: Eric Walden