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Watch: The Other (Black) Flag Takes A Sonic Stand

So as you know Greg Ginn has been out on the road with a version of Black Flag, and he recently made a new Black Flag album available to several streaming services.

Meanwhile, a renegade version of Black Flag, calling itself Flag, has also been on the road. This group features various former Black Flag members: Keith Morris, vocals; Dez Cadena, guitar/vocals; Chuck Dukowski, bass); Bill Stevenson, drums; plus former Descendents’ guitarist Stephen Egerton, who was never in Black Flag.

Here’s 15 minutes of their glorious noise:

Palma Violets Rock Treasure Island Fest


The Palma Violets are a scruffy bunch, but their reverby guitar heavy garage punk more than makes up for it.

It was sunny out on the island but a cool wind dimmed the heat. That didn’t stop a good-sized crowd from moving to the beat as the London-based quartet filled the air with a sound more fitting for an indoors venue near the midnight hour.

Samuel Fryer has a sandblasting guitar sound, and he comes through with most of the lead vocals, but it’s bassist Alex Jesson who’s got the rock star moves.

Ripping through their terrific debt album, including their hit “Best of Friends,” in about 35 minutes, the group delivered one high octane blast of pleasure after another. They did fine on the big stage but now is the time to catch them in a club if you can.

The Time Machine: Joni Mitchell On BBC, 1970

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I’ve been a fan of Joni Mitchell for many, many years.

Mitchell’s confessional songwriting remains so intimate and, well, real. Her voice and accompaniment is perfect for these songs. Heartfelt performances.

This video is 31 minutes of classic Joni Mitchell from her best days. Sound is great and the footage is pretty damn great too. Watch as she performs “Chelsea Morning,” “Cactus Tree,” “My Old Man,” “For Free,” “California,” “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Both Sides Now.

Cool to see her play the dulcimer.