Today, Incase premieres the third and final installment of Room 205 with psych-pop icons Redd Kross and guest vocalist Astrid McDonald performing “Pop Show.”
Special thanks to director Tim Manning, set designer Tamarra Younis, sound engineer J. Clark, cinematographer Ryan Baker and producer Arlie Carstens. Most of all, thanks again to the immortal Redd Kross. Working with such a monumentally talented and legendary group has brought a real touch of class, sass and showmanship to Room 205.
About Redd Kross
Redd Kross have always been too good, too perfect, too true, to believe. Mythic. Did they really open for Black Flag? Could Jeff and Steven McDonald really have been born and raised in the Beach Boys’ hometown of Hawthorne, California, and did Jeff really see the Beatles live in 1966? Is that really their hair? Could Researching the Blues, their first studio album in 15 years, be the best start-to-finish Redd Kross record ever? Somehow, the answer to all the above is improbably, wonderfully YES. Here’s to their beautiful reunion! Redd Kross Forever!
Founded in 1997, Incase creates products to protect and enhance the technology that is essential to our lives. Designed to meet the needs of individuals across all interests, professions and passions, Incase products promote design simplicity while offering intuitive functionality and increased mobility for an enhanced user experience.
About Room 205
Working in collaboration with visiting musicians and a revolving cast of filmmakers, set designers, audio engineers and friends, Room 205 exists to share our collective passion for art and music and showcase the people that inspire us.
Room 205 is an Official Honoree of the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Music category.
THIRD MAN POP UP SHOP
The Third Man Records Rolling Record Store and mobile studio create live recordings and dish Desert Gold-exclusive vinyl
THIRD MAN RECORDS LIVE BANDS AND DJS
Third Man Records presents live performances by White Mystery, Dirty Ghosts, White Fence and friends poolside
Howie Pyro plays psycho soul, voodoo R&B, ’60s garage bands, all on 45s
THIRD MAN RECORDS SPECIAL GUESTS
Third Man Records brings Redd Kross and additional special guests to play raucous lullabies for this year’s Desert Gold. Please note: Eagles of Death Metal will NOT be performing. Redd Kross set time: 1:30 am
All Desert Gold events are free. Nighttime events in the Amigo Room are 21+. If we reach capacity we might have to shut the screen door for a bit — hotel guests have priority entry when we’re at capacity. Thanks for understanding. You can be a hotel guest when you book a room.
“I’ve met people in the past year who’ve told me the new album turned them on to Redd Kross, which of course is really exciting to us,” he enthuses, citing new label Merge as one reason for that attention.
“”It’s definitely more art for art’s sake, nowadays,” Steven said. “I’m proud of our accomplishments and what we’ve survived: so many eras and fads and trends. I continue to make a living doing what I love.”
In this exclusive live performance by Redd Kross, director Tim Manning and cinematographer Ryan Baker re-imagine Incase’s Room 205 as the all black-and-red cover art gracing the band’s acclaimed 2012 album Researching The Blues (MERGE Records). Crank up your speakers and enjoy this blazing, ballsy bichrome delight.
Look for the third and final Redd Kross x Room 205 performance, “Pop Show,” to launch Monday, April 15, and catch Redd Kross … ON TOUR THIS MONTH!