The tribute band so good they once caused a man to confuse them for the real thing is coming to the Intersection Friday night.

The Band Was Accused Of Trying To Scam A Man

The Red Not Chili Peppers have a name that is the close to the iconic band the Red HOT Chili Peppers, but they are not the Chili Peppers. Or they are. But not the HOT ones.

It's confusing, I know.

But earlier this year, a Detroit man was confused and felt he was scammed by the tribute band into thinking they were really the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Luckily, he came to the conclusion that he was really at fault, and stopped the insanity before lawyers were called in.

You can read more about that here.

The Red NOTs Will Be Playing At Elevation This Friday

But at any rate the Red NOT Chili Peppers, the tribute band, not the real band, will be appearing Friday night on the Elevation stage at the Intersection. (Tickets are a very affordable $12)

These days, with concert prices going through the roof, sometimes a good tribute band can be an economical option for those of us a little light in the pocketbook, and I think this tribute band fits that bill.

The NOT Chilis consist of three guys from the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego. Mark Aliana handles guitar and some of the singing, Jonathan Savage is the bassist, and the lead singer is Justin Pierce.

The San Diego Reader said this about the band:

The band members specialize in John Frusciante-era Red Hot Chili Peppers, “from Mother’s Milk to Stadium Arcadium. That’s a pretty big span. But our heart and soul is Blood Sugar Sex Magik. That was the album that inspired me to pick up bass guitar," says Jonathan Savage.

Their version of 'Soul To Squeeze' below is pretty damn good.

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