Union Transfer


Black Flag

Black Flag

Royal We, Cinema Cinema

Tue, June 24, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Black Flag
Black Flag
BLACK FLAG is an American band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, CA by guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member Greg Ginn. Their discography includes seven studio albums and two live albums. The band has released all of their material on Ginn’s independent label, SST Records beginning with 1981’s Damaged. New vocalist, Mike Vallely, who previously sang with the band as a guest vocalist in 2003, and most recently collaborated with Ginn in Good For You (a band they formed together) is the band’s fifth vocalist.

BLACK FLAG is currently recording new material for a future studio release and will be touring throughout 2014 on their VICTIMOLOGY TOUR.
Cinema Cinema
Cinema Cinema
Shattered & heavily-treated guitars pound into focus by a primal assault of beats and shifted tempos. A vocal delivery, honest to its bloody, shredded core, forces the attention of listeners. Not a moment of pause prevails; an improvised journey from one song structure to the next weaves incessantly throughout the live performance.

These are just some of the elements that comprise the Brooklyn-based "freak-out, fucked-up" experimental duo CINEMA CINEMA.

After wrapping up a tour of 140+ shows behind their 2009 debut full length, "EXILE BABY”, the pair, cousins Ev Gold and Paul Claro, headed to Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA, to record their new album. Earlier in 2010, they had been offered the elusive chance to work with legendary producer/engineer Don Zientara, who has been renowned worldwide for his work with Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains, and Bikini Kill, to name just a few. Their debut LP, which ranked at number 17 in “CMJ's TOP 20 New Adds for the Week of April 20, 2009”, was one of only two self-released records in the Top 20 that week, and went on to break into the “CMJ Top 200 Albums Chart”.

The results of the Zientara sessions yielded a double record's worth of material. "Shoot the Freak" is an initial peek into the expansion of the band's sound--integrating exploratory moments culled from their sprawling live show, with a newfound focus regarding both song structure & melodious intent. Seasoning their sound with bright flourishes of volume and fury, the band succeeds in creating work so novel, it defies genre-identification.

Cinema Cinema’s first touring cycle saw them conquer hundreds of stages on the American East Coast, at venues ranging from the historic Southgate House in Kentucky, all the way up to Toronto, Canada, for the NXNE Festival in 2010. Functioning fully under the DIY umbrella, the band (who handle all their own booking), found themselves opening for bands such as The Giraffes, The Dirtbombs, Witch, King Khan & the Shrines, Lions, and Goes Cube. To top off their accomplishments, the band headlined a show at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, an esteemed concert hall which has a 600-person capacity.

To cap off the touring, CC engaged in a week-long stint in the Northeast, opening for Greg Ginn (SST founder and Black Flag guitarist), during the Spring of 2010. This invaluable experience blossomed into a new relationship for the band, leading to more dates scheduled with Ginn for 2011.

A New York borough notorious for its attitude & rough streets, Brooklyn is currently over-populated with foreign, rural bands appropriating it as their "home scene". In this seemingly-compromised community, where image often overrules content, CINEMA CINEMA continues to stand alone in its artistic integrity and punk ideals.

Brooklyn-born. Brooklyn-raised. Genre: Unknown.

Look out for the band at a venue near you in 2011, with their sights set on releasing the remainder of the Zientara sessions in the Spring of 2012.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123