Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Strap-Onz & Black Fag (Black Flag Tribute Band)

Posted on Wed, May 6, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2009-05-06

We’d probably recommend Black Fag, the self-billed “absolutely fabulous tribute to Black Flag” simply because their drummer’s stage name is Robo Simmons. If that weren’t enough, their filtering of Greg Ginn and co.’s catalog through a B-52s lens (as drastic if not as artistically significant as the Dirty Projectors reconstructions) would certainly seal the deal. We think we’ve found the best reason of all, though: to figure out how in the world lead singer and group mastermind Liberace Morris, who transforms the discography of the prototypical cock-punching straight-edge band into an aural pride parade, bedazzling “TV Party” with references to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and concluding “Six Pack” with “Fuck it, let’s all drink champagne,” manages to fit a pair of pants around his gargantuan, presumably metallic, testicles. $10, 8pm Sat, May 9, Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar, 1033 Ave.B, myspace.com/rockbottomtattoobar.

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