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“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

Culturally, at least, it’s hard to imagine a worse cultural moment for a Redd Kross comeback. Think about all the strains of underground rock currently running shit — orchestral chamber-pop twinkle, dazed reverb-damaged whoosh, elegant pop-soul groan, muffled post-chillwave thump — and you’ll notice that none of them have the tiniest bit to do with… More »

Name: Redd Kross
Progress Report: Iconic pop punk band talk about Researching the Blues — the band’s first new album in 15 years.

Formed over 34 years ago in Hawthorne, California Redd Kross are one of those bands that pretty much every other band worth their salt manages to name check at… More »

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Crowdfunding Campaign Helping Black Flag’s Dez Cadena With Cancer Treatment

Veteran punk singer and guitarist Dez Cadena has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Cadena was a member of several punk bands including Black Flag, Misfits,…
Caitlin White | August 17, 2015 - 10:13 am

Redd Kross – “Stay Away From Downtown” Video

Reactivated L.A. sugar-punk lifers Redd Kross had a golden-era Kiss fixation before that became a cool thing in underground rock, and they're still keeping it…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Redd Kross – “Researching The Blues”

The long-running California band Redd Kross started out as a teenage late-'70s hardcore band before tapping into a deep vein of '70s glam-rock and Camaro…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2012 - 10:28 am

OFF! – “I Don’t Belong”

You can't fuck with Damaged, but according to my iTunes I listen to Nervous Breakdown more than any other Black Flag. (Sorry, Henry.) When Keith…
brandon | November 23, 2010 - 2:43 pm