Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In Print: Wild Flag Is More Than a 'Supergroup'

Posted By on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Wild Flag
  • Wild Flag

Wild Flag: The concept of a "supergroup"-- wherein performers with cool and/or exciting pedigrees find themselves in something resembling a "band" -- dies hard. Imagine your favorite musicians playing together! Frequently, expectations exceed results -- a collection of individuals does not necessarily a band make, often because of diverging musical directions and egos (and drugs and alcohol, too). For example, Blind Faith (Clapton, Winwood, etc.): one album, one tour, implosion. Or Gang War, featuring Wayne Kramer (The MC5) and Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls, Heartbreakers): barely got off the ground. Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band: nostalgia. And so it goes.

Do not assign Wild Flag with that tag and the baggage that goes with it. Wild Flag consists of four simpatico individuals who have known each other for over a decade: Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, also known as two-thirds of Sleater-Kinney; Rebecca Cole, of the Portland-based Minders; and Mary Timony, leader of her own band, and member of Helium and Autoclave... [continue reading]

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and lows from the week in S.F. music.

Also, we recommend shows from Mastodon, Zodiac Death Valley, and Lilac.


Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Ian S. Port @iPORT, and like us at

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Ian S. Port


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"