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Riverdales

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Latest Release: Tarantula
Status: Inactive
Years active 1994-1997, 2003-2011
Current Label: Honest Don's
Associated Bands: Screeching Weasel, Dan Vapid and The Cheats
Website MySpace
Members
Vocals, Guitar Ben Weasel
Vocals, Bass Danny Vapid
Drums Dan Sullivan
Former Members


Welcome to the Riverdales Wiki!

The Riverdales were an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois made up of Screeching Weasel members. Bassist Dan Vapid (Dan Schafer) and guitarist Ben Weasel (Ben Foster) are heavily influenced by the Ramones' sound and both serve as front-men, sharing lead vocals for the band.

The Riverdales' original run lasted from 1994-1997. They reformed in 2003 to record their third studio album, and then parted ways until they once again reformed in 2008 and released a fourth studio album in July, 2009. The band's fifth studio album, Tarantula, was released digitally on June 8, 2010 and on CD and vinyl on June 22, 2010.

In March 2011, Ben Weasel was involved in an altercation with two female audience members at a Screeching Weasel show at the Austin, Texas SXSW Festival. This resulted in the other members of both Screeching Weasel and the Riverdales quitting the band. In the aftermath of this, former members Dan Vapid and Simon Lamb started a solo project called Dan Vapid and The Cheats with whom Vapid will be singing his Riverdales songs.

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