LA Pop-Punk Pioneers Redd Kross Play Slim’s (Wed. 12/19 with Dale Crover Band)

Anchored by the McDonald brothers Steven and Jeff for the better part of four decades, Redd Kross brings its mix of punk energy and pop hooks to Slim’s Wednesday night with support from legendary Melvins drummer Dale Crover fronting his own band.

With major plans looming for 2019 including the reissue of the band’s long out-of-print ’90s albums Phaseshifter and Show World on Jack White’s Third Man Records and a new album for Merge, Redd Kross is currently touring the West Coast with support from Melvins drummer Dale Crover (who — like bassist McDonald — plays in both bands) and his own group. A powerhouse musician who has occupied the drum stool for bands including Nirvana and Acid King as well as such supergroups as Fantomas, Shrinebuilder and the aforementioned OFF!, Crover also recorded and toured for years with his own outfit, Altamont.

Last year, Crover released The Fickle Finger of Fate on Joyful Noise Recordings. His first proper solo album since the Melvins issued their individual efforts styled after the solo recordings  of Kiss in 1992, the new songs range from brief drum experiments to angular yet melodic heavy rock athems. The drummer steps out in front with a guitar strapped on when the Dale Crover Band (which also features McDonald on bass) plays its first San Francisco show at Slim’s Wednesday night before Redd Kross performs its headlining set. - KPIX / CBS SF BayArea