The Offspring, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion lead Sabroso 2019 lineup

The Offspring, Flogging Molly, and Bad Religion are just some of the bands that will make their way to southern Orange County in early April for this year’s Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Festival. On Monday (Jan. 28), festival organizers unveiled a rocking roster for the event’s sixth year.

Joining the aforementioned acts on this year’s list are the Descendents, Good Charlotte, Black Flag, Lagwagon, Strung Out, The Suicide Machines, D.I, Face to Face, Plague Vendor, Red City Radio, and Orange Blossom Special.

“Sabroso is now a WEEKEND of our favorite things: tacos, craft beer, and great bands!” says Dexter Holland of The Offspring in a press statement about this year’s event.

“We couldn’t ask for a more perfect lineup and a more perfect location inside of California State Parks…The Offspring, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Descendents, Black Flag, and all of the other great acts we have over the weekend… it really doesn’t get better than this,” says Synergy Global Entertainment and Sabroso co-producer John Reese.

“Between the music, unlimited craft beer tastings, tacos, wrestling and more, Sabroso is a can’t miss weekend!”

Like with past years, attendees will get the opportunity to get their grub on with unlimited tastings of gourmet tacos and over 150 craft beers.

In addition to the rocking bands that are set to perform, attendees will also get to see some real Lucha Libre-style wrestling. Renowned Mexico City luchador Cesar Gonzalez (Silver King) will return to Sabroso this year to defend his 2018 title of “King of the Ring.”

But if bands, food, and wrestling aren’t your thing, then maybe the 9th Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge may tickle your fancy. Professional eaters from around the world will compete for cash prizes and the highly coveted title of Chronic Tacos Eating Champion.

If you’re wondering how Sabroso will manage to fit all this excitement into one day, you don’t have to wonder any longer. This year will mark the first time the festival has expanded from one day to two.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will return to its home of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California during the weekend of April 6-7.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. PT.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA). The non-profit association, in conjunction with Doheny State Beach, is dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge as well as its historical, cultural, and social stories.

The full lineup for the 2019 Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival can be found below.


Black Flag Bassist Leaves Band


Well, it looks like Black Flag’s 2014 full of good news has already come to an end and it’s only been two days.

Yesterday, bassist David Klein revealed that he had officially left the band. In a weird, but straight to the point message that he posted online, the bassist revealed that he had left and that he has actually been gone from the group for almost a month.

Klein’s message can be read below.

“To avoid more PMs after today’s news out of the Black Flag Official camp… I guess I should OFFICIALLY (puns!) say that I’m no longer playing with BF. I suppose the following post from last month wasn’t exactly clear. Now go listen to They Stay Dead and Screeching Weasel. See ya soon at a show near you!”

Just the other day, like we had written up, it had been confirmed that skateboarder Mike Vallely would be taking over the role of vocalist for the band after former vocalist, Ron Reyes was fired mid-show during a gig in Australia.

Now, it looks like the band are going to have to start a search for a new bassist to fill in the void since they are supposedly going to head out on tour soon and have new music in the works. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with this version of Black Flag.

Black Flag Announce New Vocalist


Black Flag pulled a really crappy move when they fired former vocalist, Ron Reyes, mid-set when they were in Australia on tour. But with a new year, they are trying to make 2014 a lot better than 2013 was for them starting with a brand new vocalist.

Thanks to an interview with Rolling Stone, founding member and guitarist, Greg Ginn and the band’s manager for 2013 and fill-in vocalist for the rest of the tour, Mike Vallely spoke out about how Reyes did not fit the band at the moment and how he eventually became disgruntled during the touring.

“I did not threaten him or physically remove him from the stage,” Vallely said about Reyes claims that he went on stage and ordered him to get off. “I just told him very plainly, very simply, that it was over. And he looked at me and he almost seemed relieved. Then he walked off the stage.”

Reyes had a different take on the dismissal saying that it was a relief when he was let go and how the reunion was just a mess from the get-go. He also revealed that he wouldn’t be surprise if Vallely would become the band’s new vocalist because he felt that there was some planning on Vallely and Ginn’s part to make that the final outcome.

Whether or not that was the plan, Vallely did officially become the band’s new vocalist.

“Greg just felt like, ‘I don’t want the Black Flag name to fizzle out with this or be tainted with this record that’s proven to be subpar compared to what the expectations for it were,'” Vallely explains. “He told me he made a mistake by working with Ron and trying to pander to a sort of old-school thing. He just thought that I was the guy for the job. . . I’m not gonna say no to that.”

That doesn’t at all sound suspicious to us.

But keeping up with the “new year, new band” philosophy, both Ginn and Vallely revealed that the band are in fact in the midst of recording some new material and that an extensive Black Flag tour will be happening as soon as May. Let’s hope that nothing as dramatic as a mid-concert firing comes out of 2014 for them.

Black Flag Singer Fired Mid-Show


Well, this is definitely one way not to let someone know that they have been fired.

In a Facebook post that was posted yesterday, Ron Reyes, the Canadian-born singer who had taken over he singing duties in the newly reincarnated Black Flag, had revealed that the band had fired him while in the middle of their final show in Australia.

Reyes goes on to explain that band founder and guitarist, Greg Ginn, ruled the revised band with an “iron fist” and part of the reason why they had ousted him was because he refused to “treat someone like an infallible Pope figure.” Kind of curious as to who that person might have been.

This isn’t even the first batch of bad publicity the newly recreated group have gotten this year. They were highly criticized for their new album that was released this past month as well as for its album art work.

For now, you can read the complete statement that Reyes posted about his ousting here.

On November 24th 2013 the last night of the Australian Hits and Pits tour with two songs left in the set Mike V comes on stage stares me down, takes my mic and says “You’re done, party’s over get off it’s over…” He said something else to me but it was a lie so I won’t repeat it here.

So with a sense of great relief that it was finally over I left the stage and walked to the hotel room.

They finished the set with Mike V on vocals. There is much more that can and perhaps should be said. But for now I will spare you the gory details. The writing was on the wall since before we played our first show. So many things went wrong from the start.

I was into things like having a good drummer, rehearsing and spending time on things like beginnings and endings of songs, being a little less distracted with tour life and a little more on the ball. You know things that would make our efforts worthy of the name Black Flag… Yes it is my opinion that we fell very short indeed and the diminishing ticket sales and crowds are a testament to that.

However It was made clear to me that raising these issues was tantamount to a blasphemous stab in the back to Greg. How could I question him, his efforts and hard work? How could I dare be a fan of OFF! And or be friends and a fan of Flag? I was told that I had to choose sides. But I refuse to treat someone like an infallible Pope figure. No guitarist deserves such unquestioning blind devotion.

And so I have been excommunicated in a very strange fashion. I truly feel sorry for anyone who had to witness the infantile behaviour and the relentless provocation I was subjected to both on and off the stage. I regret that under such fierce provocation and taunting I sometimes responded in manners bellow my standard.

I am grateful for the opportunities Greg gave me. There were some magical moments at first. I was naive enough to believe in the promise of potential. But in the end the good was no match for the overwhelming bad. It am proud of my contributions including the new album and its cover.

Come on folks it’s only rock n roll. I would not be surprised if Mike V becomes the new singer for Black Flag.

It is my opinion that they have been planning this for some time. I wish them well. Mike is a true disciple of Greg and so they have a good working relationship. And ironically the tension over the last weeks has brought out some of Greg’s best playing. So it could be interesting. I will miss playing with Dave Klein. He is a great kid and truly an outstanding bass player. Dave was an anchor that kept me from losing my place on a nightly basis. Trust me that was no easy task for either of us.

I truly apologize for being in or more accurately “appearing” to be in competition with “Flag”. They know my heart on this matter. From the beginning I was happy for them and fully supported and understood why they would want to rock those songs and have a good time with friends and family.

Yes I questioned their use of the name and logo but in no way questioned their motivation or right to do their thing. I envy them for they have succeeded in ways that were never possible with “Black Flag”. And once again for the record, I agreed to do Black Flag before I knew there was a Flag. I mean no malice towards Greg or Mike although they will most likely see things very differently. I wish them luck and prosperity. I have learned many valuable lessons this year. And these lessons will enrich my personal and musical endeavours.


Ron Reyes. 

Black Flag Stream New Song


The newly reformed Black Flag featuring vocalist, Ron Reyes and guitarist, Greg Ginn have released their second new single on iTunes today. The track titled, “The Chase” is currently being streamed on iTunes and can be heard on Youtube as well.

The band is currently on tour in Europe and will be making their way back to the US in a few weeks to begin their US tour. Both the stream for the new song and tour dates can be seen below.


05/14/13  Luxembourg Rockhal Club Luxembourg
05/15/13  Milan Alcatraz Italy
05/16/13  Zurich Dynamo Switzerland
05/17/13  Rome The Orion Italy
05/18/13  Hünxe RUHRPOTT RODEO Germany
05/20/13  Wien Arena Wien Austria
05/23/13  Austin, TX Infest United States
05/24/13  Dallas, TX Trees United States
05/25/13  San Antonio, TX The Korova United States
06/06/13  Lawrence, KS Granada Theater United States
06/07/13  Des Moines, IA Wooly’s United States
06/08/13  Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club United States
06/09/13  Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club United States
06/10/13  Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre United States
06/11/13  Erie, PA The Crooked I United States
06/12/13  Albany, NY Bogies NY United States
06/13/13  Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs United States
06/14/13  Brooklyn, NY Warsaw @ The Polish National Home United States
06/15/13  Brooklyn, NY Warsaw @ The Polish National Home United States
06/17/13  Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer United States
06/18/13  Roanoke, VA Growlers United States
06/19/13  Lexington, KY Buster’s United States
06/20/13  Newport, KY Southgate House United States
06/21/13  St. Louis, MO Fubar United States
06/22/13  Fayetteville, AR Rogue United States
07/10/13  El Paso, TX Tricky Falls United States
07/11/13  Tempe, AZ Club Red/Red Owl United States
07/12/13  Santa Ana, CA The Observatory United States
07/13/13  Santa Ana, CA The Observatory United States
07/14/13  Los Angeles, CA Vex Arts United States
07/15/13  San Diego, CA SOMA United States
07/16/13  Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst United States
07/17/13  Redway, CA Mateel Community Center United States
07/18/13  Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater United States
07/19/13  Seattle, WA El Corazon United States
07/20/13  Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre Canada
07/22/13  Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades United States
07/23/13  Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse United States
07/24/13  Ventura, CA The Majestic Ventura Theater United States
08/03/13  Viveiro Resurrection Fest Spain
08/04/13  Kent Hevy Fest United Kingdom
08/09/13  Ieper Ieperfest Belgium
08/10/13  Amsterdam Melkweg Netherlands
08/26/13  Houston, TX Walters United States
08/31/13  Cookeville, TN Muddy Roots Music Festival United States