Here is some exciting news!!! Matt at Addicted To Vinyl and I have decided to stop battling one another and joined forces in putting on a free pre-show performance featuring an amazing musician.
I’ll pass it over to Matt to explain:
A long time ago in a galaxy not really that far away….
Setting the scene: On a random Monday afternoon, Pat the Producer forwards an email my way with an opportunity attached to do something with Black Flag founder and SST Records owner Greg Ginn.
Currently on tour with two of his projects, Jambang, and Greg Ginn and the Taylor Texas Corrugators, Ginn will be at the Beachland Ballroom on Tuesday, September 15th for a low-dough gig in the Tavern.
Once we found this out, Brian and I put our heads together and decided to do something cool!
Prior to the Beachland show, Addicted to Vinyl and Broken Headphones are pleased to present a free special in-store performance at Blue Arrow Records and Books with Greg Ginn and the Taylor Texas Corrugators that will start at 7pm. Ginn will meet and greet with fans after the performance, and then we’ll all head over to the Beachland to rock it up with the Corrugators and Jambang!
Here’s a few Ginn stats for ya:
– #99 on the list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
– Founded SST Records in 1978, an influential label responsible for a wide variety of releases, including albums from The Meat Puppets, The Minutemen, Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, and Bad Brains, just to name a few.
– Since breaking up Black Flag, Ginn has recorded a few solo albums, and has performed with the bands HOR, Fastgato, The October Faction, Gone, Confront James, EL BAD, Mojack, The Texas Corrugators, Jambang, and also played bass with Tom Troccoli’s Dog.
Enough with the stats, let’s rock!
Here’s a recap of the details:
WHAT: Greg Ginn & The Texas Corrugators, in-store performance
WHEN: Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm
WHERE: Blue Arrow Records and Books, 16001 Waterloo Rd. (down the street from the Beachland)
COST: FREE! Come hang out with Greg Ginn, and then make your way over to the Beachland for a great low-dough night of rock and roll with Ginn, the Corrugators, and Jambang!
We promise that a rip-roaring good time will be had by all, and you’re provided with the additional benefit of having a good reason to go hang out at Blue Arrow Records and Books, the latest and greatest reason to visit Cleveland! Fox 8 News just featured a nice story on Blue Arrow recently – check it out below!
Now I would like to note something about Greg Ginn right quick just before you all start grabbing your entire SST catalog for autographs and making mental notes of all the questions you want to ask him. I asked Greg if he would be interested in doing an interview about his punk history and asked to talk about influences from other punk acts out there that got him to where he is today.
He politely informed me that he does not care to talk about the past but prefers to focus on the present time and future. I can completely respect his decision to deny a chat about the past so don’t be surprised if the former Black Flag front man does not care to discuss his punk history.
Greg is more concerned about his current projects and I completely understand why he prefers not to talk about an era he is no longer involved in. Greg is no longer a punk rocker but more of an amazing musician and has put together some really interesting bands. Think rock, jazz, and jam. I can not wait to see him live.
The pre-show should be a lot of fun so come out and then check him out at the Beachland!
Thanks to Greg Ginn for agreeing to do this little event as well as Matt and Pat for pushing the idea. Major thanks to Pete at Blue Arrow Records for allowing us to invade his store for a few songs.