Greg Ginn is the only current member of Black Flag who was in any of the classic lineups, but current singer Mike Vallely is determined to do the band’s legacy proud. We spoke to Vallely at the start of the current tour, which is about to wind up, and he told us that a great mix of people are coming to see Black Flag in 2019. “There are old school punker types that are just excited that the band is playing again. A few bucket list type people. A lot of skateboarders come out, first because the music intersects with skateboarding, but then a lot of skater types come to support me,” he said. The show at the Observatory in September was unexpectedly excellent, so expect more of the same here.
Black Flag plays with The Linecutters at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 at the Roxy.