While Greg Ginn continues to make questionable choices to the legacy of Black Flag, Keith Morris and crew (Dukowski, Dez, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton) have done a more than admirable job of bringing Black Flag’s songs back to the stage done by mostly original members. No new songs, just the Black Flag classics you know and love played by the guys who brought you most of them in the first place. Morris has shown he’s still got the energy to own these songs even if he didn’t sing them all to begin with. Tonight’s show kicks off a tour that takes them to Riot Fest this weekend and off to the east coast. See you in the pit.
FLAG plays First Avenue tonight with TSOL, Cerebral Ballzy and Off With Their Heads. More info here.
We don’t get a huge number of chances to hear good old-school honky tonk in the Twin Cities, so if you are into that sort of thing be sure to check out the legendary Wayne “The Train” Hancock tonight at the 7th St. Entry. Hancock has been touring for years and plays a style of traditionalist country that blends blues, rockabilly and swing. He’s got a new album out called Ride and doubtlessly he’ll draw from it for much of tonight’s show. You can hear a single from the record below and the show starts at 8:30 tonight.
Did you know that legendary German electronic music duo Mouse on Mars will be coming to Minneapolis next week? In their first U.S. tour in six years, MoM will be performing at the 7th St. Entry on 2/25 (Monday). We have a pair of tickets to give away to this show if you are interested in attending – just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mouse on Mars” in the subject line. Good luck!