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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock



The best kept secret in music


"Watch This: "Vandals" by Rigoletto"

Chattanooga alt-rock quartet Rigoletto creates music that straddles the line between modern rock radio and a more introspective pop inclination. The measured riffs and churning rhythm section take the best bits of the melodic rock aesthetic and twist them until they feel and sound like something that spans the entire length of rock's storied lineage. The guitars chug and pop but are also able to spark something in your imagination that feels deeper than music released by any ordinary rock band.
They never seem to be satisfied with simply getting your head bobbing or foot tapping; Rigoletto is looking for something far more inclusive. They may riff on what we've come to expect from their alt-rock peers, but make no mistake, Rigoletto isn't simply rehashing what they've heard or been inspired by. Their sound is equal parts glam rock pomp and chiseled '70s hard rock, and that's not a combination that most bands could pull off successfully—but somehow, they make it seem all too easy.
For the video to recent single "Vandals," the band teamed with director Ben Chase to create a minimalist, though emotionally responsive, series of images that would stand up against the song's vibrant and often-frenetic nature. Jumping back and forth between shots of the band performing in a relatively empty room and images of a man and woman embracing (and a few quick shots of light bulbs and other things shattering against walls and ceilings and floors), the video creates a whirling portrait of both restrained and unbounded emotion.
There's a sense of cathartic release that permeates the images and sounds here—a kind of emotional freedom that is at once liberating and somewhat uncertain, as if neither the band nor the couple pictured in the video are quite sure what comes next. But this feeling is a welcome one, both for them and for us as listeners, and we're left gasping for air as we realize we've been holding our breath for the past three minutes.
Watch the video for "Vandals" below. - Nooga.com

"The Goo Goo Dolls with Rigoletto Thrill Fans at Track 29"

It was amazing to see two great bands join together to entertain the mass of fans at Track 29 on Tuesday night. This week it was a popular local alternate punk rock band Rigoletto bring their unique rock and rhythm to set the stage for the Goo Goo Dolls.

Chattanooga-based Rigoletto was picked by Goo Goo Dolls to open for their performance at Track 29. Rigoletto is an alternative rock with members Chris Williams, David Griffis, Kirk Ellis and Corey Snipes. More can be found about them on Facebook or visit their web site at http://rigoletto.us - The Chattanoogan

"Rigoletto, "Vandals" music video premiere"

Tennessee alternative quartet Rigoletto are teaming up with AP to bring you the premiere of their new music video for the song “Vandals.” The song is now available for purchase from Rigoletto’s Bandcamp. Check out the video, and let us know what you think.

If you missed it, watch the band’s last video for “Fast Car.”

Rigoletto dates:

June 28 - Chattanooga, TN - The Honest Pint
July 1 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
July 5 - St. Louis - Plush
July 6 - Dayton, OH - South Park Tavern
July 7 - Columbus, OH - Victory’s Live
July 9 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fire
July 11 - New York, NY - Tammany Hall
July 12 - Frederick, MD - All Saints
July 13 - Richmond, VA - The Camel - Alternative Press

"Rigoletto premiere "Fast Car" video"

Rigoletto have released a video for their latest single, "Fast Car." The track is available for download on Bandcamp. Fans can stream the song below. Let us know what you think!

The band signed with South Division Records last May and later followed with a deluxe release of Delusions Of Grandeur that summer. The album can also be purchased on Bandcamp. - Alternative Press

"Review: Rigoletto- Delusions of Grandeur"

Ever find a band that completely goes “whoosh” over your head the first couple of listens and then pummels you with awesomeness later? Rigoletto is that band.

Find an underexposed Nashville band? Check. Cool music video? Check. Review time. Jam it on my iTunes a few times. “Eh, that’s pretty cool” I think. On the road navigating traffic from the Presidents’ Cup golf tournament (I think?) and somewhere between the Columbus outerbelt and Chick Fil A, I get the urge to put Rigoletto on. Holy friggin’ smokes!

I might sound superfluous but I was literally bewildered as to why I missed out on the amazing quality of Delusions of Grandeur earlier. Maybe it was the fact that the music had my undivided attention for once. Ok, maybe not my FULL attention – after all, I was driving. “Howl” might be one of the best jams I’ve heard in the past few months, and this is most passionate sounding record I’ve heard since Change Will Come by Least of These a few months ago.

The album is chock full of genuine vibes that manifest themselves in both the intense (“Howl,” “War Story”) and the serene but not chill (“Burlington,” “Animals”). The album has fantastic flow as well. The band would be hard pressed to choose a set list from the record if they weren’t performing it front to back. The record has nice “point a to point b” jam as well, in the form of “King (Finale).” Add some vocals to the “point a to b” format and you get album opener “Queens Hotel” which throws a curveball your way in the form of a sick bass groove around a minute before the end of the song. “Northern” brings a warm dreamy effect created by some strategic rhythm guitar play and distortion. The deluxe songs are pretty rad too, so you don’t have to worry about this re-release being a money-grab for the band. “Twenty Five” especially has a soaring riff that will grab you straight from the starting line.

Rigoletto is a wonderful surprise that evidences new movement of faith based bands in the indie realm. Bands like Least of These, The Walking Tree, Rigoletto, and OceanSpeak are on the cusp of something huge and I can’t wait to see where the journey leads. - Tuned Up


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Just two hours from the Music City, Rigoletto is breaking new ground in the Alternative Rock world. “Rigoletto's arena-sized rock manages to feel intimate and vast at the same time.� The band strives to create a live performance that is both emotionally rich and musically captivating. From the riveting pulse of Queens Hotel to the nostalgic atmosphere of Northern, Rigoletto creates an aesthetic that is both prestigious and sentimental.

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