March 9th: Meredith, Golden Plains
Online from: goldenplains.com.au
March 12th: Melbourne, The Espy
Tickets: $44.00 + bf
Online from: theespy.com.au
March 15th: Coolangatta Hotel (with Dinosaur Jr)
Tickets: $48.00 + bf
Online from: thecoolyhotel.com.au
Some bands are legends and some bands are entire civilizations—that’s Redd Kross, whose discography goes back to that first pre-cease-and-desist-call (always a promising sign) EP in 1981 and then zig-zags between the fringe and the front-and-center of American guitar music. I don’t know if Redd Kross have seen it all, but I think they might have heard it all, maybe even by the time they put out all-covers LP Teen Babes from Monsanto, and their newest Researching The Blues is the kind of record that reminds you why you even care about records in the first place.
“Stay Away From Downtown” voted 2nd ‘Coolest Song In The World’ in 2012 by listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
1. The Jellybricks – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
2. Redd Kross – Stay Away From Downtown
3. Joey Ramone – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is The Answer
LA Times Review: Redd Kross and the Melvins let some hair fly as the year flips The long-standing punk bands share a stage, pumping energy with differing yet complementary sounds.
“It was about a quarter past midnight — 2012 had just gone — when singer and guitarist Jeff McDonald of Los Angeles band Redd Kross burst out with a joyous, simple, one-word declaration that captured the mood at the storied Alexandria in downtown Los Angeles.
“Yes!” he shouted into the microphone after banging his head and guitar chords through “Blow You a Kiss in the Wind” on early Tuesday morning, well aware of the power that he and his brother Steve’s band had just generated. Performing a double bill with fellow Los Angeles band (and long-ago Atlantic Records label-mates) the Melvins, Redd Kross greeted 2013 with long hair flying and the kind of big, distorted chords, singalong choruses and head-banging ditties that made them one of Los Angeles’ greatest punk bands when they rose from Hawthorne in 1980 alongside kindred spirits Black Flag and Circle Jerks.”
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