[This post has been updated and moved up—now with beautiful hair photos from Trevor Crump!]
I had finally recovered from attempting to drink half a Bud Light Lime-A-Rita (don't do it!!) when I saw Redd Kross this afternoon, and their set was pretty much the highlight of my day.
The band features the McDonald brothers, who started their music career together in middle school and played with all the cool LA area punk bands of the early/mid '80s. I mean, their first show ever was opening for Black Flag! And best of all, they have always seem to have an amazing sense of humor. Their subject material over the years lead me to believe that they had (awesome) obsessions with Hayley Mills, the Carrie Nations, Yoko Ono, and Os Mutantes.
I thought they'd be a bunch of really old dudes, but since they've been playing since they were tweens or whatever, they totally just looked like your typical rocker dudes, with what may be the most gorgeous hesher hair of the entire festival. Kerry Zettel of See Me River was watching the show next to me, and pointed out that the bass player was wearing a sick Stryper T-shirt, which Stranger editor Emily Nokes captured on her iPhone by the porta-pottys after their set.
Emily Nokes' Iphone
A photo and a YouTube video of Redd Kross covering "Rhiannon," from some rare 7" after the jump!