Live Review: Wild Flag at Doug Fir Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011


Carrie Brownstein was really holding back on the spinny arm thing. You know, her little Townshend twirl which, in reviewing her new band Wild Flag’s show at the Doug Fir, I am obligated to mention she does better than anyone.The restraint was admirable, the mark of a true show womyn. She wanted to go for it, you could tell. Right from the start, a stiff rendition of “Electric Band” that could’ve ...   More
Friday, November 11, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Album Review: Wild Flag

Wild Flag (Merge)

Album Reviews
[UNDER THE BANNER OF ROCK] In the music video for “Romance,” the lead single on their recently released self-titled debut, the members of Wild Flag play unlikely work buddies who, on their lunch   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Video Round-up: Starfucker, Nurses, Wild Flag, MFNW and More

We Forgot about Music Videos During MFNW. Now we Remember!

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Howabout some ten-word reviews, huh? Let's keep it simple! Wild Flag, "Romance" (Okay, this is extra-old, but we missed it)Clock-punching superstars go on a field trip. Super fun!  Nurses, "Fever Dreams"Creepy dispatch from Portland: Minstrel-rave capital of the world.Starfucker, "Bury Us Alive"It's about time Starfucker had a great video! More blackface!?Blind Pilot, "Cecillia (Paul Simon ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Wild Flag, Kicking Ass (with Photo and Video Proof!)

I can't believe I missed the Wild Flag show. No, really: After watching video of the new Portland supergroup play a song called "Future Crimes" five times in a row—and standing up and jeopardizing the whole knee rehab-thing by playing some windmill air guitar in my cubicle—I can safely say that this is the closet thing we're going to get to seeing Sleater-Kinney play in a long time. While ...   More
Monday, November 15, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Wild Flag & Ramona Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Bunk Bar

Looking back at the LocalCut archives, I realize that I haven't written a proper off-the-cuff live review in almost two years. But this morning, while laboring through a glut of PR emails and music listings, a funny thing happened: I couldn't stop thinking about the show I saw last night. Crazy for a music writer, I know, but that's just the power Carrie Brownstein holds over me when she's playing ...   More
Thursday, January 13, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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