Sunday, February 10, 2013

Redd Kross announces tour dates, supporting Researching The Blues

One of the records most often recommended to me as I shared "Best of 2012" lists with friends was Redd Kross' Researching The Blues. How I overlooked it, well, who knows? Maybe it was the hundreds of other records I checked out - but I've remedied the situation and will join in the chorus of praise... Check out the terrific guitar work here, especially the thundering runs on "Stay Away From Downtown" and the title track (which also embodies some great surf/punk drum and bass work):

Somehow, 34 years on, the brothers McDonald are still able to harness the punk spirit (and those outrageous guitar leads) that launched their career when they were 11 and 15 and opening for Black Flag... and now I have the opportunity to tell you about their upcoming tour, starting March 1 in California:

Mar 01 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Mar 02 Joshua Tree, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
Mar 09 Meredith, AU – Golden Plains
Mar 12 Melbourne, AU – The Espy (Headlining)
Mar 14 Brisbane, AU – Hi-Fi w/ Dinosaur Jr.
Mar 15 Coolangatta, AU – Coolangatta Hotel w/ Dinosaur Jr.
Mar 16 Sydney, AU – The HiFi w/ Dinosaur Jr. & Royal Headache
Apr 03 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Apr 04 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
Apr 05 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Apr 06 New York, NY – Santos Party House (early show)
Apr 07 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 10 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Apr 11 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Apr 12 Detroit, MI – Lager House
Apr 13 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Apr 14 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club

Travelling around Australia, opening for Dinosaur Jr. - well done, Redd Kross. Maybe, if you ask nicely, they'll play this one:

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