June 9th, 2013 by Ed
BLACK FLAG – “THE CHASE”
May 11th, 2013 by Tim
KIRA ROESSLER DISCUSSES THE CURRENT STATE OF BLACK FLAG
May 6th, 2013 by Ed
Earlier today I had a short chat with Kira Roessler (former bassist of Black Flag) about Greg Ginn’s controversial resurrection of Black Flag. Below is how the conversation went down. —Ed DCXX
What do you think of Greg Ginn playing in a band called Black Flag in 2013?
We recently posted the first new song from Greg’s latest incarnation of Black Flag and it was universally demolished by our readers.
Well, I think that helped shape the sound and is one of the reasons you guys were so heavy and so unique: hate fuels power.
As talented as Flag is it doesn’t feel authentic to me (meanwhile I never saw the REAL Black Flag so I’m not really in a position to judge.)
That is what made it so unique and ultimately so interesting/challenging—challenging to these ears even, especially towards the end.
Which to me is what punk is all about. But that’s just how I interpret that silly word “punk.”
Exactly. It’s the attitude and the reasons for doing it more than the sound.
BLACK FLAG – DOWN IN THE DIRT
May 2nd, 2013 by Ed
GOOD FOR YOU
February 11th, 2013 by Ed
On February 26, 2013, SST will release, Life is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge the debut album from the band Good For You featuring former Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn and pro-skateboarder/vocalist Mike Vallely. Check out the track “Blaze of Glory” from the upcoming album below.
Good For You Tour 2013
GOOD FOR YOU
January 2nd, 2013 by Larry
As the founder, guitarist and driving influence behind Black Flag, Greg Ginn defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Through his record label SST, Ginn has tirelessly performed, produced and released new music by himself as well as from an eclectic array of independent artists.
Professional skateboarder and musician, Mike Vallely first saw Black Flag perform at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey in 1984. Crediting it as a life changing experience, Mike set forth from that show on an uncharted course of self-expression through his skating. Discovered by Stacy Peralta in 1986, Mike turned pro in 1987 and has had an un-paralleled skateboard career. His first band Mike V And The Rats was formed in 2001.
Greg and Mike first met in Long Beach, CA in May of 2003 when Mike V And The Rats started a supporting run of shows for Greg that would eventually lead to Mike doing a guest vocal spot at the Black Flag Reunion Shows in September 2003. A friendship was formed and the two have kept in touch through the years with the intention of collaborating on new music at some point.
In February of 2012 Greg presented Mike with some music. Mike spent the next 5 months filling notebooks with lyric ideas that would eventually become the debut release from Good For You, Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge.
Recorded in Taylor, Texas Life Is Too Short… is an angst ridden recording of high energy rock songs blistered with themes of betrayal, regret, disillusionment as well as resolve, determination and independence.
Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge will be available from SST Records Feb. 26, 2013.
December 15th, 2012 by Tim
COMING SOON FROM ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS
December 11th, 2012 by Larry
Black Flag x Elephant Brand Skateboards deck coming soon! Killer shape, blue dip and classic Raymond Pettibon graphic.
December 2nd, 2012 by Tim
SLIP IT IN
July 2nd, 2012 by Gordo