Gather 'round, young punks, for a tale of two Flags. The year was 2013, and Greg Ginn, guitarist of the legendary Black Flag, announced that he would be reforming the band with one-time vocalist Ron Reyes, best known for his work on the Jealous Again EP. Around the same time, former members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Bill Stevenson and Dez Cadena joined with Descendants guitarist Stephen Egerton to form Flag, also touring and performing the songs of Black Flag. Ginn brought legal action against all parties involved, even lobbing a lawsuit at another former member, Henry Rollins, who was not even involved in either reformed band. Ginn lost, released a dismally received album under the Black Flag name and then kicked Reyes out, replacing him with pro skateboarder Mike Vallely. Despite promises of new material, Black Flag has been quiet since the completion of its 2014 tour. Flag, meanwhile, has continued touring and performing the band's classic songs, finding great success and a rather universally warm reception from fans.
Don't Be Late: Minneapolis' Off with Their Heads, beloved in St. Louis and parts beyond, will warm the stage. You'd do well not to miss it.
Watch Flag performing live in New York below:
8 p.m. Monday, June 6. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street. $25 to $30. 314-289-9050.