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Melvins, Redd Kross to play New Year's Eve show in downtown L.A.

September 17, 2012|By August Brown
  • Red Kross, including brothers Steve, left, and Jeff McDonald, have big plans for New Year's Eve.
Red Kross, including brothers Steve, left, and Jeff McDonald, have big… (Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The…)

There's no shortage of nostalgia for '80s-era punk right now, and two of the genre's titans have finally joined up for a show.

Redd Kross, the pioneering L.A. punk band whose recent reunion and new album "Researching the Blues" earned wide accolades, will co-headline a New Year's Eve date with beloved sludge-merchants the Melvins.

The two acts shockingly have never shared a bill despite their overlapping scene-orbits. They'll commandeer the ballroom at downtown's Alexandria Hotel for the occasion, and we can vouch for the fact that there's no better room in L.A. for a night devoted to scuzzy holiday anti-cheer.

Tickets are on sale Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., and for an added blast of Reagan-era punk nostalgia, Rodney Bingenheimer is presenting the show. All-black attire is reportedly and appropriately preferred. 

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