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Sabroso Festival 2019 at Doheny State Beach – Day 2

by Sarah Tonin
Black Flag

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Day 2)

April 6-7, 2019
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA

Sunday, April 7, 2019 Lineup

The Offspring
Descendents
Black Flag
Face to Face
Plague Vendor
Red City Radio
Orange Blossom Special

13 Stitches Magazine
“Best Of Sabroso”

Best Pit: Black Flag
Best Performance: Plague Vendor (by far!)
Rowdiest Crowd: Bad Religion
Most Anticipated: Descendents
Best Sound: Flogging Molly
Best Tribute: Adolescents “SOTO” Banner
Best Moment (not music related): Lucha Libre Wrestling
Tastiest Craft Beer: Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale by Mother Earth Brew Co. Available at Trader Joe’s

Black Flag Defies Cynicism and Lives Up to Legendary Name

The first time I saw Mike Vallely with Black Flag I was a little apprehensive. In fairness, the pressure of fronting a legendary band like Black Flag is a lot to ask of anyone, even a skateboarding superstar like Vallely. A lot has changed in a few short years! The buzz around the festival definitely lay in the anticipation of two bands, Descendents and Black Flag. Though, it was the latter who had the most to prove at Sabroso to a crowd who remembers Black Flag intimately from when early singers Keith Morris and Ron Reyes cemented their legacies on the punk scene and from a time when Black Flag earned props as the most radical sound, fans, and subsequently violent mosh pit in the industry. Black Flag founder, Greg Ginn, graced the stage at Sabroso and delivered a solid set, laid waste to the lawn with the largest pit of the weekend, and left skeptics pleased with their renditions of Black Flag favorites including, “Depression”, “Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie”, “No Values”, and “Rise Above”.



Plague Vendor’s Infectious Energy at Sabroso Festival

Plague Vendor’s front man, Brandon Blaine, seems to channel singer Lux Interior from the Cramps. Or, maybe he’s more like Mike Wiebe from Riverboat Gamblers. Both legendary punk pioneers who have earned reputations for their unique sound and unforgettable on-stage presence. Not only the way he moves, but his tone, his delivery, and his endless energy. Blaine is a powerhouse, unstoppable in his demand of attention and unquestionably the best entertainer on the scene today. He defies gravity and logical range to put on a show that is on level with some of the best performers of our time. From scaling the amps to demanding respect in the middle of an active circle pit while performing, Blaine and Plague Vendor are destined for greatness. With one suggestion, Blaine got the entire crowd to drop to their knees and rise only when ordered to do so. He threw himself on top of the crowd who passed him around, less like a stage dive, and more like a God who had offered himself up to the masses, as if to own the word martyr. Plague Vendor did at Sabroso what I thought was a rare and lucky stroke of genius at Punk Rock Bowling two years ago. Plague Vendor came to entertain a crowd who was waiting for the next band to come on, however, the crowd found themselves swept up in the entrancing momentum; leaving as helpless converts to the sound and style of the Indy Punk locomotive that is Plague Vendor.



Descendents



Face to Face



Red City Radio



Orange Blossom Special

– Sarah Tonin
13 Stitches Magazine

The Offspring
New music coming in 2019

Descendents
NEVER DID A POPULAR THING… COULDN’T SELL OUT A TELEPHONE BOOTH…
THE PROUD… THE FEW… DESCENDENTS

Black Flag
Website: www.blackflagband.com

Face to Face
The Official face to face Facebook Page

Plague Vendor
BY NIGHT \\ OUT JUNE 7
PRE-ORDER: https://plaguevendor.ffm.to/bynight

Red City Radio
Fists clenched, throats cleared

Orange Blossom Special
Facebook Page

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