Ring in the New Year with your eardrums with the Melvins, Redd Kross, and Frightwig
Ring in the New Year with your eardrums at the Great American Music Hall. The Melvins crawled their way out of the creative soup of Seattle in 1983, emerging as one of the heaviest, loudest, and most beloved of all the bands that would later be lumped under “grunge.” Since then, they’ve released over twenty studio albums, and each and every one of ‘em, as their devoted and fervent fans are sure to confirm, is a classic of sludge and avant garde metal. Co-headlining this New Years Eve bash is Redd Kross. Formed by brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald in 1978 (when both were still in middle school), Redd Kross quickly became a staple of the early 80’s punk scene in Southern California, performing with Black Flag regularly despite their young age. Their latest album, “Researching the Blues,” is their first in fifteen years, and maybe one of the better releases of their long career, an effervescent collection of pop punk tunes that pay homage as much to the Beach Boys as to the scene from which they spawned.