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Black Flag, The Loss, Cinema Cinema and Clackamas Baby Killers


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Wed., May 28, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages


Founding guitarist Greg Ginn—AKA the George Lucas of Punk—and classic-era singer Ron Reyes controversially resuscitated the Black Flag band/brand last year, and the results so far haven't exactly been stellar. Actually, they've been movingly underwhelming: Band manager Mike Vallely replaced Reyes last November, effectively making this a reunion in nothing more than name—a name which Ginn is notoriously proprietary of, having taken pretty much all of his ex-bandmates to court at one point or another for alleged trademark infringement. Furthermore, the group's latest record, What the..., occasionally sounds like a Weird Al parody of hardcore. Still, the enormous ego and totally un-punk obsession with legal semantics aside, Ginn is a living legend, and Black Flag is probably the best Black Flag tribute band you'll ever see. MORGAN TROPER

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Wed., May 28, 7 p.m. 2014
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