Incase is excited to kick off a new episode of Room 205 with the legendary Redd Kross. For this exclusive performance of “Uglier” from the band’s acclaimed 2012 album Researching The Blues (MERGE Records), director and lifelong Redd Kross fan Tim Manning and set designer Tamarra Younis re-imagined Room 205 as a brightly-lit, exceedingly cramped inconvenience store bursting with big power-pop riffs, rad hair moves, and a soon-to-be-classic Redd Kross song. We hope you enjoy this modern ode to hyper-colored ugliness lovingly crafted in our weird little room where almost anything is possible.
Look for the second Redd Kross x Room 205 performance, “Researching The Blues,” to launch Monday, April 1st.
To download images of Redd Kross at Room 205, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/goincase/sets/72157633003036308/
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For the first time since 1997, Redd Kross will embark on its first full-blast run of shows along the east coast and in the Great Lakes area. The same is true for San Diego and the Mojave Desert! The band will also join Dinosaur Jr. on several dates in Australia.
Redd Kross founding member and bassist Steve McDonald says of the tour: “We’re very excited about this run as it will also be the first chance we’ve had to spread the gospel of Researching the Blues on US soil beyond the west coast since its release back in August.”
The band has always garnered raves for its electrifying live shows. Of a recent performance, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “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.”
For these upcoming dates, Redd Kross will work with Burger Records (the label that put out Researching the Blues on limited-edition cassette) to find “Burger-approved” local support in each town. Steve tells us that Lee from Burger will also be driving the guys around in the Burger Van, selling merch and maybe even guest DJing on special nights. Also, longtime Redd Kross fans will be excited to know that the band plans to dig deep into its 30-plus-year career-spanning catalog, playing such underground rock classics as “Annie’s Gone,” “Linda Blair,” and “Annette’s Got the Hits” in addition to songs from the recent album.
Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes. With songs written by co-founder Jeff McDonald and produced and mixed by Steve, the album is by far the band’s favorite record.
NPR’s Stephen Thompson provided this glowing review of the record: “Power-pop signposts abound throughout the album, from Cheap Trick to Teenage Fanclub—the latter could’ve fit ‘Dracula’s Daughters’ onto Bandwagonesque and no one would have minded—but Researching the Blues never delves into nostalgia. Who has time, when you’re having this much fun blowing kids half your age out of the water?”
|Mar 1||Casbah||San Diego, CA||Tickets|
|Mar 2||Pappy and Harriet’s||Pioneer Town, CA||Tickets|
2013 – AUSTRALIAN TOUR
|Mar 10||Golden Plains Festival
w/ Dinosaur Jr., George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Cat Power & more!
|Mar 12||The Espy– (headlining)||Melbourne, Australia||Tickets|
|Mar 14||The Hi-Fi – w/ Dinosaur Jr||Brisbane, Australia||Tickets|
|Mar 15||Coolangatta Hotel – w/ Dinosaur Jr||Coolangatta, Australia||Tickets|
|Mar 16||The Hi-Fi – w/ Dinosaur Jr||Sydney, Australia||Tickets|
NORTH AMERICA EAST COAST SPRING 2013
|Apr 3||The Earl||Atlanta GA||Tickets|
|Apr 4||Kings Barcade
|Apr 5||Black Cat||Washington DC||Tickets|
|Apr 6||Santo’s Party House (early show)||New York NY||Tickets|
|Apr 7||Kung Fu Necktie||Philadelphia PA||Tickets|
|Apr 10||Il Motore||Montreal QC|
|Apr 11||Horseshoe Tavern||Toronto ON||Tickets|
|Apr 12||Lager House||Detroit, MI|
|Apr 13||Empty Bottle||Chicago IL||Tickets|
|Apr 14||Cactus Club||Milwaukee WI||Tickets|
Start your weekend right and get ready for December’s Winter Blues …
Listen to Redd Kross performing live at KXLU 88.9 FM in Los Angeles, or stream it live from kxlu.com
LIVE PERFORMANCE & INTERVIEW On The“Doom, Gloom, & Happier Things” Show starts at 5:15pm this Friday.
2 LUCKY LISTENERS WILL EACH WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE NEW YEAR’S EVE REDD KROSS & MELVINS SHOW!
New Year’s Eve Ballroom Blitz with Redd Kross & The Melvins
Mon, December 31, 2012 8:00 pm
Los Angeles, California
THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER
**The Alexandria Hotel 501 South Spring Street, Los Angeles Ca, 90013 Cocktails served at 8pm on the Mezzanine Black dress attire preferred**
December European tour dates for Redd Kross have now been locked down, no additional dates will be added this time out, so if you want to be sure to see the band live, please plan a trip to the closest show near you. London show has SOLD OUT … so don’t procrastinate!
For those of you looking for a memorable New Year’s Eve, Redd Kross will perform with The Melvins (for the first time ever!) in Los Angeles. This will be a very special event, hosted by Rodney Bingenheimer & we’re planning some surprises.
Redd Kross is also heading back down under in March for the Golden Plains Festival, some shows with Dinosaur Jr. and a side show in Melbourne.
Dates and ticket links below, looking forward to seeing you in the front row!
|Dec 5||Auditorio Ficoba w/ Ken Stringfellow + Amodio||Irún, Spain||Tickets|
|Dec 6||Loco Club||Valencia, Spain||Tickets|
|Dec 7||Primavera Club Festival||Barcelona, Spain||Tickets|
|Dec 8||Primavera Club Festival||Madrid, Spain||Tickets|
|Dec 10||The Borderline||London, UK||SOLD OUT!|
|Dec 12||Debaser Slussen – w/ Imperial State Electric||Stockholm, Sweden||Tickets|
|Dec 13||Blå – w/ Imperial State Electric||Oslo, Norway||Tickets|
|Dec 14||Debaser – w/ Imperial State Electric||Malmo, Sweden||Tickets|
|Dec 15||Fabriken – Refused After Party||Umeå, Sweden||Tickets @ door|
|Dec 16||Magnet Club||Berlin, Germany||Tickets|
|Dec 31||The Alexandria New Year’s Eve with Redd Kross & The Melvins!||Los Angeles, CA||Tickets|
AUSTRALIAN TOUR : MARCH 2013
|Mar 10||Golden Plains Festival w/ Dinosaur Jr., George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Cat Power & more!||Victoria, Australia|
|Mar 12||The Esplande Hotel – w/ Special Guests||Melbourne, Australia||Tickets|
The Hi-Fi – w/ Dinosaur Jr
Coolangatta Hotel – w/ Dinosaur Jr
|Mar 16||The Hi-Fi – w/ Dinosaur Jr||Sydney, Australia||Tickets|
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