Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pro Skater Mike Vallely to Front Greg Ginn's Black Flag

Posted by on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 4:15 PM


Just announced—in the ongoing Black Flag band member saga, pro skater and featured front man for Black Flag's one-off 2003 reunion, Mike Vallely will be fronting Greg Ginn's Black Flag:

The VICTIMOLOGY TOUR will feature new vocalist Mike Vallely joining the band for the first time since performing with them at the 2003 Benefit Shows at the Hollywood Palladium. Vallely is the fifth vocalist in the band’s 38 years of existence and according to founding member, guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member Greg Ginn, Vallely “is the perfect frontman to capture what Black Flag was, is and will be.”

Vallely's fronting BF isn't exactly NEW news, he evidently got the tap earlier this year; he also fronted Ginn's group, Good For You, so this shouldn't be much of a surprise. Also, this won't actually be the first time Vallely performed with BF. Vallely, acting then as the band's tour manager in Australia, was the individual who took the stage, and the mic, from Chavo (and THAT was how Chavo was fired) to finished out their set. Nice.

Black Flag play Seattle May 27th at The Showbox. All ages.


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Dougsf 1
Ugh, well, not sure if Flag is still playing, but Off! will be up there in a month.
Posted by Dougsf on March 19, 2014 at 4:37 PM · Report this
Mike V fits the mold for a Flag frontman, so I'm partially excited for this. Mostly I'm excited because I didn't know they were coming to town.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on March 19, 2014 at 4:52 PM · Report this
Lame, lame, lame. Mike V: wannabe pro hockey player, wannabe pro wrestler, wannabe spoken word artist (a la Henry?), tough guy, jumping skate sponsors and stabbing old ones in the back, all around "intense guy" -- did I leave anything out? Knowing that Ginn acted like such an asshole to all of his former band mates will only make this that much easier to ignore.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on March 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 4
He also fronted them in their 2003 one-off benefit show for cat shelters. His connection with Ginn goes way back.
Posted by Matt from Denver on March 19, 2014 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 5
Also, I didn't know the years spent broken up counted as being in existence.
Posted by Matt from Denver on March 19, 2014 at 6:07 PM · Report this
A band is only as good as it's drummer (or can be brought burning down by a bad one) - unless they've replaced Gregory Moore it will still be a shit show... and they've lost Dave from Screeching Weasel... but run along blind minions and spend your money. Geezers Untie! Wish they'd all just retire and let youth have a shot at recreation instead of Punky-Boomers (assholes in their late 40s to early 60s who were there man! in 1976, 77, 78 84 when Punk happened) reliving their nostalgia for the scene. Post hippie, pre Gen-X people still supporting washed up dung that was ground breaking for sounding like washed dung even back then. Get your beaten up leather jackets out put on your punk snarl through the wrinkles as the weekend is almost here and there's got to be a Fuck-band of your old geezers playing in booze-can near you...but before you go don't forget to pick your kids up from soccer.
Posted by bootlegger on March 20, 2014 at 10:40 AM · Report this
snacktruck 7
@6 - I am one of those geezers and I agree with everything you wrote except one thing...I do not have any kids at soccer or anywhere. Fuck this reunion crap and Greg Ginn. He's got plenty of money from me over the years and this whole BF reunion is nothing more than a money grab. Yawn.
Posted by snacktruck on March 20, 2014 at 11:42 AM · Report this
@6: "A band is only as good as it's drummer" -- tell that to Big black!
Posted by carnivorous chicken on March 21, 2014 at 9:24 AM · Report this

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