NEW SHOW ADDED!
Redd Kross and Mikal Cronin @ The El Ray in Los Angeles, CA : Tickets on Sale Fri. Oct. 4th
TUE, Dec 3, 2013 — 9:00PM
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Starting from: $20.00
Onsale: SAT, Oct 5, 2013 — 10:00AM PDT
This WILL SELL OUT!
text by Gerrit Feenstra and Jake Uitti
Today, we welcome punk legends Redd Kross to the Music Lounge. Jeff and Steve McDonald have been around the block and back, both as Redd Kross and as the Tourists, staying alive through three decades of changes to the scene and still bringing a visceral show to the stage. Last year, they dropped their first record in fifteen years, Researching The Blues, through Merge Records, and they’ve most recently toured alongside Dinosaur Jr.
After growing and performing alongside other punk heroes like Black Flag and Circle Jerks through the 80s and surviving through most of the 90s, Redd Kross took a hiatus towards the end of the decade. In 1999, the death of guitarist Eddie Kurdziel put the future of the band further into limbo. But in 2006, the band slowly returned to the stage, building steam through a string of California dates and then moving out across the country once again. With a batch of new songs fresh out the door, it’s the perfect time to see the McDonalds once again and remember the raw power that this band can pack.
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As Redd Kross set up for the show, complete with a beat up red guitar, their songs booming and bright, it was clear the KEXP music lounge was ready to fill with sound. Heck, we’d be lucky if the doors stayed on their hinges. ”I’m super pleased to kick things off with a bang,” said the stylish KEXP DJ Kevin Cole, donning a sharp black vest. “Please welcome Redd Kross!”
“Alllright!” shouted bassist Steven McDonald, in black t-shirt, hand through long brown hair. “Are you ready to do this!” The crowd cheered and just like that the set began.
Click here for the full recap and photos.
The Seattle Weekly has a short interview with Jeff McDonald:
Los Angeles band Redd Kross, led by brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald, has had a long and storied career, releasing its first EP in 1980 and then albums slowly but steadily through 1997. After 15 years away from the studio, the band came roaring back in 2012 with Researching the Blues, a cracking rock-’n’-roll record that earned Redd Kross some of its best reviews yet. Guitarist/singer Jeff McDonald weighs in on the twists and turns of the band’s existence.
Click here to read the full story.
YES! Hey there all of you Sept. Gurls & Guys … additional Redd Kross shows are officially announced!
Mark your calendars, shine up the old brown shoes, put on a brand new shirt, get home early from work … and psyche up for the heavy grooves we plan to lay down for you as Summer turns to Fall!
Come on lose your mind with us as we research the summer time blues feelin’ …
REDD KROSS AUG-SEPT 2013 DATES:
8/31 : The Palomino – Calgary, Canada – Tickets
9/01 : Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – Tickets
9/02 : KEXP’s Bumbershoot Lounge @ noon PST*
*YOU MUST ALREADY HAVE A TICKET TO BUMBERSHOOT and RSVP at KEXP.org for details visit: http://kexp.org/events/rsvp/bumbershoot2013
Listen online at KEXP.org at 12 noon, PST!
9/02 : Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA
9/03 : MUSICFESTNW @ Dante’s – Portland, OR – Free with MFNW Wristband OR $ 15 at door only.
Tickets on sale now!