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We Got Power! Contribs Flag will reignite Black Flag’s legacy via summer tour

We Got Power! Contribs Flag will reignite Black Flag’s legacy via summer tour
Salad Days

‘We Got Power!’ Book essay contribs & photo subjects Chuck Dukowski, Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson reignite energy of former band Black Flag as FLAG; Summer North American Tour dates announced.

Hot on the heels of the release of Bazillion Points‘s lauded hardcore punk photo book and anthology ‘We Got Power!’: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California, by David Markey and Jordan Schwartz, three contributing essay writers-Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, and Chuck Dukowski-have joined forces with fellow former Black Flag member Bill Stevenson and longtime Descendents guitarist Stephen Egerton in the highly-charged hardcore punk group FLAG. Dozens of live and candid photos of Black Flag and the Descendents are also featured in ‘WE GOT POWER!’, along with nearly 400 early shots of Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Suicidal Tendencies, Gun Club, and countless others. Not to be confused the current Black Flag lineup, the group simply called Flag will get in the van and bring the ‘WE GOT POWER!’ book’s hardcore punk history to life during 2013 for more than a dozen North American tour dates as follows:

5/27 – Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas, NV
6/7 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
6/8 – Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival, Detroit, MI
6/9 – Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
6/13 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
6/14 – NXNE Festival, Toronto, ON
6/15 – Amnesia Rock Fest, Montebello, QC
8/24 – FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA
9/13 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
9/16 – Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
9/18 – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
9/19 – Irving Plaza, New York, NY
9/20 – The Paradise, Boston, MA


As teenagers in 1981, David Markey and Jordan Schwartz photographed the fledgling hardcore punk music community in their native Los Angeles, capturing the origins of the L.A. punk bands that defined and popularized the hardcore genre worldwide. Their book ‘WE GOT POWER!’ offers 400 photos of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Social Distortion, Red Cross/Redd Kross, Suicidal Tendencies, the Descendents, White Flag, the Gun Club, Saccharine Trust, and many others. Markey and Schwartz‘s amazing photographs present punks in their natural habitat: the dilapidated suburbs, abandoned storefronts, and dereliction of the early Reagan era-a rubble-strewn social apocalypse that demanded a youth uprising. ‘WE GOT POWER!’ is on bookstore and music shop shelves everywhere, and is available directly from Bazillion Points Books, “The first and last words in heavy reading.” For more information:

“Essential reading… the funniest of the local mags”-Matt Groening, 1983

“The pair’s gritty, deadpan photos captured the bands, DIY venues, and SoCal vagrants that would eventually define an entire subculture…stunning”-the Fader

“Stunning and beautiful”-AP

“A yearbook for SoCal dropouts who changed the world.”-Inked

Bazillion Points Books is the Brooklyn-based subterranean reading refuge behind TOUCH AND GO: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ’79-’83 by Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson; MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew; SWEDISH DEATH METAL by Daniel Ekeroth; DIRTY DEEDS: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC, by Mark Evans; METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon Kristiansen; MELLODRAMA: The Mellotron Movie DVD, and many more.

For more information, contact:
Bazillion Points | 61 Greenpoint Ave. #504 | Brooklyn | NY | 11222

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