BLACK FLAG WELCOME MIKE V AS NEW FRONTMAN

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The recently (last year) reunited infamous punk rock band, Black Flag, have announced pro skater Mike Vallely as their new frontman. He is the fifth they’ve had. Apparently it didn’t work out with Ron Reyes, who they fired in the middle of a show in Australia. Mike V managed Black Flag last year and actually plays in another band with Greg Ginn called Good For You. He also played a few shows with Black Flag in 2003.

You can read more about it on Rolling Stone here.

AMERICAN HARDCORE SCREENING

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We are hosting a screening of ‘American Hardcore; A History of American Punk Rock 1980 – 1986′ at our Revolution store in the Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town.

Records from Roastin’ Records, vegan food, and drinks for sale.

Revolution Store, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Friday 12 July
6PM

Inspired by Steven Blush’s book “American Hardcore: A Tribal History” Paul Rachman’s feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys.

In collaboration with RISE and Roastin’ Records.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/143780579158216/

RAYMOND PETTIBON’S WORK FOR BLACK FLAG

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If you are a skateboarder, listen to punk, or just a human being who keeps their eyes open, you will have heard of Black Flag. If you have heard of Black Flag, you will probably have seen some of their infamous show flyers, which will most likely have been done by Raymond Pettibon. He has also done a lot of work for Sonic Youth, another band you should have heard of. Even if you haven’t seen a copy of his original artwork, it is highly likely that you’ve seen a rip-off of it somewhere.

Raymond Pettibon has arguably produced some of the most controversial music artwork ever. His work has a really dark, anarchic feel to them, and are basically guaranteed to make your parents worry. It is quite simple in the way that it is usually just black on white paper, not far off from the original sketches, but the meaning it packs is often commentary on various topics and has obviously been considered and thought about.

Vice have published a collection of nearly all of his Black Flag flyers. These are some of our favourites.

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