Black Flag (Band)

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Even Twentysomethings Aren't Immune to '90s Nostalgia

    By Sam Blum There's no denying the rock & roll reunion tour. The tired tradition cuts across the generational divide. Your parents remember when the Eagles re-formed. Your older brother looks at scattered reunions of Black Flag with some consternation. An army of confused souls await Limp Bizkits' 2 ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Today's Band T-Shirt Trends Are Getting Ridiculous and Awesome

    Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on somebody's Face ... More >>

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    July 27, 2014

    The Twenty Best-Dressed Juggalos at the Gathering

    Juggalo fashion generally involves great big pants and T-shirts that were possibly purchased at truck stops. Hair is best when it is braided and aloft in the style of Coolio, and everything looks better coated in a thin layer of sticky-delicious Faygo, of course.

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    June 20, 2014

    New 103.7 FM Says 'Man Up,' Forgets Women Who Don't Wear Bikinis Exist

    Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Music's Biggest Douchebags: 2013 Edition

    The musical landscape abounds with douchebags of all stripes. Normally their D-bag behavior is pretty amusing, but this year things took a turn for the completely messed-up -- music might have had more douchebags in 2013 than ever before. It was tough sifting through the bad behavior that went on t ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    The Low End Theory: Celebrating This Saturday's "12 Bassists of Christmas" with 12 Great Bass Lines

    On Saturday, December 14, Off Broadway will host "The 12 Bassists of Christmas," a holiday spectacular presented by Bruiser Queen and featuring Sleepy Kitty and Middle Class Fashion. Notably, there's only one bassist -- MCF's Brian McClelland -- between all three lineups. BQ's Morgan Nusbaum started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From November 18 to 24

    This week, big names like Justin Timberlake and Elton John visit town. In addition, hometown heroes the Urge and Jonathan Toth from Hoth release CDs. For info on these shows and more, including Beers & Cheers and Iris Dement, keep reading after the jump!

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Saint Vitus Returns to St. Louis After Nearly Thirty Years: Recap

    We'd wager that no one under the age of 40 has probably ever seen Saint Vitus in St. Louis. The last time the group was in town dates back to 1984, at a boxing club called Turner's alongside another struggling little touring band called Black Flag. For those with that unwanted "Over the Hill" gag bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in October

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy-metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Reunited: Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting Returns After Ten Years

    Local veteran DIY hardcore band Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting is getting back together. If you missed out on their ferocious live shows in the first portion of the 2000s or you're into Poison Idea, 7 Seconds, Void or Black Flag, pay attention, because you are about to learn about one of your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Everything Went Black Releases EP, Mosenthein: Hear a Track Now

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Four y ... More >>

  • Music

    July 4, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    The Black Flag Tattoos of the Black Flag Show at Fubar

    Black Flag lifers. One of the two Black Flag groups touring this summer (the Greg Ginn-backed version) played Fubar on Friday, June 21 (see all the Black Flag-St. Louis photos). As visible at a punk show has crumpled cans of PBR, the Black Flag tattoo -- images of which comprise a recently publis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: June 21 to 23

    Decisions are hard. Last night, I fell asleep to a TED Talk about "the art of choosing" ironically while trying to turn my brain off about a decision I had to make. How many decisions do we make each day? Hundreds, some say. Thousands, say others. Should I wear pants today? Nah. Should I drink that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Al Johnson is Decent: A Conversation with the Host of This Weekend's Skin Graft Records Homecoming

    Skin Graft Records emerged in the early '90s amidst the rise of music cross-genres noise-rock and math-rock. Being an early proponent of such salty sounds, label owner Mark Fischer saw fit to combine records and comics in an unholy union of visual and audio debauchery. Early art featured Rob Syers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from June 17 to 23

    This week's show recommendations include visits from Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Black Flag, and more. Also, be on the look out for the Skin Graft St. Louis Homecoming and a dual release show featuring Humdrum and the latest Tower Groove Records single. Read on for all that and more!

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    From Sun Studios to Greg Ginn to Parliament: Meet Jay Brook Lipe

    On a particularly frigid January afternoon this year, I stumbled upon an interesting scene in the Delmar Loop (where RFT Music HQ is located, for those unaware). Moving up and down the streets was an enthusiastic man with an acoustic guitar strapped on his back, flanked by another fella, pointing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Public Enemy, Har Mar Superstar, Water Liars, Pink and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Black Flag to Play Fubar on June 21

    Legendary hardcore punk band Black Flag will be playing Fubar on Friday, June 21. Tickets will be $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the show. This will be the Greg Ginn/Ron Reyes incarnation of the band, not to be confused with the Keith Morris/Chuck Dukowski/ Bill Stevenson reunion, which is curren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Good For You and Gregg Ginn, J Rabbit, Talk Normal and More Show Flyers

    Skateboarder Mike Vallely's band, Good for You visits Spirit's Lounge on April 27th and are accompanied by Black Flag guitarist, Greg Ginn's solo project. Noise-rock band, Talk Normal stops by The Demo on March 16th. More show flyers below:

  • Music

    November 1, 2012


    7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 4. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Music

    November 1, 2012


    8 p.m. Thursday, November 1. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 29 to November 4

    Well I'm feeling pretty good about myself today. Over the weekend I managed to get myself kicked out of the Justin Bieber concert at Scottrade Center while working on a review, proving that even in my old age I still got it. In my youth I was actually quite capable of being kicked out of any and all ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2012

    Negative Approach

    7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The Ten Best Juke Boxes in St. Louis

    ​Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. There is no surer way ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012

    Henry Rollins

    8 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Henry Rollins, Old 97s Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Courtesy of the artistHot.​From the looks of it, we're in for another killer spring as far as concerts are concerned. The Old 97's bring that highly accessible Texas twang to The Pageant is a bright spot on January 21. Henry Rollins, he of nimble mind and Black Flag fame also heads to the Page ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Everything Went Black Signs To Prosthetic Records

    St. Louis's metallic hardcore outfit Everything Went Black has signed a deal with Los Angeles's Prosthetic Records. The band will join the label's new hardcore imprint, Lost Shepherd Recordings. Everything Went Black plays a concise, sophisticated brand of fast and heavy aggressive music drawing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    The Scam Asked For Our Take

    Thriving off chaos and drama, the Scam (playing tomorrow night at Old Rock House with Nashville Pussy and the Dwarves) is a notorious bunch in St. Louis. Playing primarily at Fubar Lounge, the quartet has been scoring opening slots for top-notch punk legends like the Meatmen, the Dwarves, and the ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    The Meat Puppets

    7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Mike Watt + the Missingmen

    9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Music

    July 21, 2010

    The Cool Tour

    4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Question: What Do Justin Bieber and Black Flag Have in Common?

    Answer: According to this Etsy listing, "Both groups have caused riots, both embrace DIY." Someone named Josiah Hughes is selling the following home-screened T-shirt, which features the iconic Black Flag bars logo merged with the name of pop sensation Justin Bieber. (H/T to the almighty Chunklet for ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2010

    Tim Barry

    8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    January 13, 2010

    Homespun: Spelling Bee/Stove Blow


  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Tonight! The King Khan & BBQ Show at Off Broadway

    Do you get off on original rockers like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and the Beach Boys? Do you also rock out to Repo Man-style '80s punk like Agnostic Front, the Circle Jerks, and Black Flag?If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will be dragged into the streets and shot if you are not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    LA Ink's Corey Miller Talks Old School LA Punk, Says "Circus" Of Show Will Be Back

    Watchers of LA Ink either loathe the guy or champion him, but Corey Miller -- who plays second fiddle to camera-magnet Kat Von D on the reality show -- describes himself as an old-school carny and folk artist, instead of a dramatic lightning rod. He also has an old-school surf-punk band (naturally) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Tonight's MP3 Bonanza! Holiday Shores, King Khan & BBQ Show, Failures' Union/Cheap Girls

    King Khan & BBQ Show Where: Off Broadway Playing With: Those Darlins, Jesse Irwin Sounds Like: What Keegan Hamilton said here and here. RIYL: Chuck Berry, Black Flag, psych-rock/garage-soul MP3: King Khan & BBQ Show, "Third Ave."

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    This Weekend! Greg Ginn of Black Flag at Felix's in Dogtown

    While perusing the listings today, one in particular caught my eye: Greg Ginn and the Texas Corrugators at Felix's in Dogtown on Saturday night. "Hmm," I thought to myself. "Why would Greg Ginn of Black Flag be playing there? That can't be him." And then I used a little Google-fu and found Ginn's we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2009

    Wavves at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Nathan Williams of Wavves on Saturday at Pitchfork Music Festival, during his cover of "Nervous Breakdown" by Black Flag. Wavves, the one-man recording project of 23-year-old California boy Nathan Williams -- managed to avoid much of the press attention so fervently sought by bloggers and photograph ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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    January 14, 2009

    Prizzy Prizzy Please

    8 p.m. Friday, January 16. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Download: Old-School Punk and Hardcore Shows, Including Blind Idiot God

    Big tip to Joe Stumble for finding Oxide Flake, a website run by a Kansas City guy named Jason that's posted a ton of old-school punk and hardcore shows from the '80s. Most were taped in KC and Lawrence and involve national or regional touring bands (Crucifucks, Black Flag, Micronotz, D.R.I. and Hus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Cross Examination Exclusive MP3, Photo, Story, CD Release Show July 29!

    In this week's paper, Nick Lucchesi profiles Cross Examination, a local thrash-punk band playing at FUBAR on Tuesday night, July 29, with Murphy's Law and others. That night just so happens to mark the release of Cross Exam's Organized Crime Records CD, Menace II Sobriety. After the jump, check ... More >>

  • Music

    November 28, 2007

    The Misfits/Humanoids/Holy Python

    8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 North Ninth Street.

  • Music

    July 11, 2007

    Fucked Up

    7 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Red Sea, 6511 Delmar Boulevard.

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    February 28, 2007

    Defiance, Ohio

    8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).

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    November 1, 2006

    Film Openings

    Week of November 2, 2006

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    August 2, 2006

    X / Rollins Band

    7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).

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    May 3, 2000

    Ghost Stories

    Grandpa's Ghost release their fourth album -- this time with some outside help

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