Win Tickets ($50): Redd Kross @ Aladdin Theater | Punk Rock, w/ Dale Crover (DJ set)

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Redd Kross @ Aladdin Theater on July 10. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 1.


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Redd Kross
July 10, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM |
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

In 1979, two school-kids all hopped-up on punk-rock started their own group in their hometown of Hawthorne, Los Angeles (birthplace of the Beach Boys) and soon found themselves opening shows for notorious scene pioneers Black Flag. Jeff McDonald was 15, his brother Steven only 11. But that didn’t stop their group from becoming one of the most remarkable, enduring and unique outfits punk-rock ever belched up.

2024, then, marks Redd Kross’s 45th birthday – an important anniversary for any group whose heart pulses at 45RPM – and the brothers are celebrating the event with a veritable multimedia extravaganza. There’s a memoir, Now You’re One Of Us, due in November, author Dan Epstein telling the group’s story in the McDonalds’ unmistakable (and occasionally contrary) voices. A brilliant rockumentary, Born Innocent, directed by Andrew Reich, will premiere later in the year. Most exciting of all, a new album – an eponymous double-album, no less, packed with 18 of their sharpest, most addictive songs yet – will hit the racks, courtesy of In The Red Records. These years of joyful service to rock’n’roll have seen Redd Kross evolve into a killer pop-rock concern, dealing in dayglo power-chords, choruses as tall as skyscrapers and a lyric sheet thick with acid couplets and arch pop- cultural references their loyal following will gobble up like quaaludes.

Tell the McDonald brothers they’ve cut their best record 45 years deep into their career, and they grin with the confidence of dudes who know they’re on a hot streak. “We grew up with industry gatekeepers telling us you’re only allowed to do what we do up to a certain age, that if you haven’t attained some certain status of success it’s time to hang up the dream,” says Steven. “But I’m still hungry and ambitious, trying to figure out what I want to say and how to say it. I give the correct amount of fucks. I’m ready to start our third act, and for it to be magnificent.”

The best record in the Redd Kross discography – or should we say, their best record, until the next one. “We’re on a schedule,” nods Steven. “It’s our 45th anniversary, but we’re still defining who we are. We put our noses to the grindstone for this album, and we did it! And it feels like the beginning of something. It’s so exciting to us that there’s still more to discover. We’re publishing the memoir, the movie’s coming out, we’re releasing this new album – and getting the machine started up again makes me nervous, and that’s thrilling. Our third act is going to be badass.”




  1. Donn Bash on June 18, 2024 at 5:24 pm


  2. Robert Gronotte on June 19, 2024 at 1:47 am

    Cool band, would love to see the show.

  3. John on June 23, 2024 at 11:17 pm

    Redd Kross is amazing.

  4. Marty on June 24, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    Yes please!!

  5. Tiffany on June 25, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    45th birthday!!!!!!! Man I’m sooooo old.

  6. Shaun on June 25, 2024 at 5:33 pm

    Oh! Great one. Always enjoyed Redd Kross.

  7. Dawn on June 26, 2024 at 12:54 pm

    Redd cross is super awesome see live. I would love to see the show!

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