Greg Ginn

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    September 23, 2014

    The Descendents Likely to Play Milo Goes to College in Full This Weekend

    Influential pop punk legends The Descendents paved the way for bands that hit it big, like Blink-182 and Green Day. Descendents may not be a sold-out-arena sort of band, but that's the band's appeal -- Descendents are for underdogs who are unlucky in love and like going to Wienerschnitzel. They are ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Bands That Replaced Irreplacable Members (And Those That Shouldn't Have)

    Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    10 Classic Punk Records That Actually Kind of Suck

    I put on The Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket To Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Black Flag - Pub Rock Live - 5/17/2014

    There are reviews you wish would just write themselves. Peek behind the curtain, if you will, and see my struggle. I really wanted to write a great, glowing, uber-positive review of the Black Flag show at Pub Rock on Saturday, May 17. I wanted to write that the punk rock fury I was enamored with wh ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Black Flag's Mike Vallely on Former Singer: "He Doomed The Reformation From Day One"

    "It's not my imagination, there's a gun at my back." - "Revenge" from Black Flag's 1980 Jealous Again ep. For fans and non-fans alike, there is no arguing the legacy of Black Flag. Angry, visceral, and a revolving door of singers and rhythm sections, lead guitarist Greg Ginn and the crew he's tabbed ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 27, 2013

    The Shrine: "No One Is Really Running Our Shit for Us"

    Josh Landau can't stop moving -- mostly because he doesn't allow himself to. He's the vocalist for Venice Beach-based The Shrine, along with band members Court Murphy and Jeff Murray, he manages Eliminator, his own skateboarding and clothing company, and the band's about to embark on a series of con ... More >>

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    August 25, 2013

    FYF Fest Day One: Breeders, FLAG, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 8/24/13 (PHOTOS)

    Day 1 at Los Angeles' FYF Fest was pretty hectic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlined, closing out the first night of the fest opposite of Death Grips. The action packed day also featured rare performances by The Breeders, FLAG, Thee Oh Sees, The Locust, and many more. The festival was divided into four sta ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    August 16, 2013

    Keith Morris Talks FYF Fest and the Future of FLAG

    Last week, we published a segment of our interview with Keith Morris in response to Greg Ginn's lawsuit. The lawsuit talk only made up about five minutes of our 30-minute discussion. The main purpose of the interview was to discuss FLAG's presence at FYF Fest, a two day music festival in downtown L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The Weirdest Things We Heard at Gathering of the Juggalos

    During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Keith Morris Responds to Greg Ginn's Black Flag Lawsuit: "We've Done Nothing Wrong"

    Earlier this week, Black Flag cofounder Greg Ginn filed suit against Henry Rollins and the members of FLAG for using the Black Flag trademark. It's a sticky situation to say the least--you can sift through all the legalese on Punknews. I interviewed FLAG's singer and fellow Black Flag alum Keith Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Phil Anselmo Talks Pointless Horror Remakes And Three Reasons Pantera Succeeded

    At the age of 13, Phil Anselmo dove headfirst into what he knew to be his true calling: heavy metal. "I was playing my first gigs before I was barely a teenager," admits Anselmo. "I'll put it like this: I used to come home from school, and practice Judas Priest's Unleashed in the East live record, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Black Flag - Club Red, Tempe - 7/11/13

    Black Flag Club Red Thursday, July 11, 2013 The idea of Black Flag coming to town works in principle. Seeing the remnants of an iconic punk band that hasn't performed in Phoenix in decades sounds good in theory, but the reality of it is that Black Flag has gone through so many line up changes that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    FLAG - Punk Rock Bowling - 5/27/13

    Punk Rock Bowling, Day Three FLAG, D.R.I., The Subhumans, and The Casualties Monday, May 27, 2013 Last night featured what was perhaps the most highly anticipated show of the entire festival -- FLAG. Two reunited versions of Black Flag currently exist, and the lineup with original members Keith Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Should You Buy FYF Fest Tickets This Year?

    My Bloody Valentine is headlining -- of course you should buy FYF Fest tickets; this is a no brainer. Okay, the decision isn't necessarily that simple. Backing up: FYF Fest is a two-day festival that takes place in downtown Los Angeles, featuring a variety of indie, electronic, punk, and comedy acts ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Black Flag is Coming to Tempe

    Yep, you read that headline correctly. Punk stalwarts Black Flag are making their way to Club Red on Thursday, July 11. It isn't the full lineup, though, and some fans may be disappointed by the lack of Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Robo, and/or Henry Rollins. Greg Ginn, the band's only continuous membe ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    A Tale of Two Black Flags

    The story of Orpheus and Eurydice, a myth originally told by the ancient Greeks but best-preserved in Western culture through the Roman poet Ovid, generally is interpreted as a cautionary tale about the perils of living in the past. Orpheus, a famous Greek bard, loses his wife to a snake bite, goes ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    First Wave of Punk Rock Bowling Bands Announced, Includes Black "Flag" Reunion Show

    For the past 14 years, Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival has featured some of the biggest names in punk music. Previous lineups mostly comprised Warped Tour veterans that were big in the '90s -- think NOFX, Rancid, Good Riddance, etc. The festival combines that nostalgia factor with th ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    October 11, 2012
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    May 8, 2012

    OFF!'s New Album is 16 Minutes Long (And That is Good Length for an Album)

    See also: OFF!'s Dimitri Coats Talks Phoenix Oil Theft Charges Years ago, I saw Nick Lowe (probably my favorite songwriter) at the Rhythm Room. Right before he played a devastating new song called "I Read a Lot," he prefaced it with a warning, saying something like "This is a new song -- the proble ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    OFF!: First Four EPs

    ​Artist: OFF! Title: First Four EPs Release date: November 23 Label: Vice Records In 2010, few things seem more ridiculous than a punk supergroup anchored by two guys who made their most indelible marks on American punk rock nearly 30 years ago. But, damn, OFF! pulled off an unlikely feat, ma ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    It Came From YouTube: Black Flag’s 1982 Phoenix Gig

    A long-haired Henry Rollins (circa 1983) sings with Black Flag in Tucson. Photo by Ed Arnaud. I was fortunate enough to attend Henry Rollins’ incredible spoken word gig last night at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. As staff writer Niki D’Andrea detailed in her review of the show, the punk icon wa ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    dios (malos)

    R.J. should worry

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    June 27, 2002

    It's All Good

    All's experimental edge hasn't dulled with age

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    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

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    January 4, 2001

    The BellRays

    Grand Fury (Upper Cut)

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    October 14, 1999

    Never Too Old to Tango

    Los Fabulosos Cadillacs take back the past with La Marcha del Golazo Solitario

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    April 8, 1999

    Puppet Rulers

    Reissue of the Meat Puppets' '80s catalogue reclaims the band's crucial role in the Amerindie revolution