Brown Bunny and Buffalo ’66 director Vincent Gallo is coming to Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on Monday night. Not to screen one of these two films, but to perform with his band RRIICCEE. To preview the gig, Gallo chatted with Mark Fagan for the Austin Chronicle. From the article:
Equally detested and adored, Gallo is as well-known for dating Paris Hilton, modeling for Calvin Klein, and receiving onscreen fellatio from Chloë Sevigny in the critically savaged The Brown Bunny as he is for his 1998 masterwork, Buffalo ’66.
“Do you really think I spent 3½ years making a movie, losing my house, losing my girlfriend, going to the hospital twice with a nervous breakdown, losing my life savings, losing my hair, you know, so that I could be blown by Chloë Sevigny?” asks Gallo.
Putting film aside for the moment, Gallo will be in Austin Monday night as part of a 16-date tour with his new band, RRIICCEE, featuring Eric Erlandson (formerly of Hole), Rebecca Casabian, and Nikolas Haas (Lukas’ younger brother). RRIICCEE is not touring to support a CD, has no current plans to go into the studio, and will be composing their music live onstage.