Melvins and Redd Kross co-headline a Wednesday concert in Tampa

The old-school acts are at Orpheum.

click to enlarge Melvins and Redd Kross co-headline a Wednesday concert in Tampa

Hard-touring sludge godfathers the Melvins and bratfather glam-punk band Redd Kross are two of the more uncompromising veterans of the alternative-music pantheon, with a healthy disdain for nostalgia and resting on laurels.

The twosome teams up for a formidable co-headlining tour that hits one of the Melvins’ favored haunts, Orpheum. The two bands will be swapping members back and forth on tour: Kross bassist Steve McDonald will be playing in Melvins, and fearsome Melvins drummer Dale Crover will sit in with Redd Kross nightly.

Read our interview with Red Kross’ Jeff McDonald, who’s also playing in Melvins.

The Melvins w/Red Kross. Wed. Oct. 23, 7 p.m. $20-$40. Orpheum, Ybor City.

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