Interview with WRAL's David Oskardmay: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/blogpost/3663632/
The Triangle is host to plenty of female musicians, but Durham's Betsy Shane laments that most of them are bass players: "It's kind of like that indie rock cliché." Along with drummer Jessica Caesar (aka Sick Flag) and bassist Princess Ojiaku (aka Dork Flag), Shane (Lucky Flag) started jamming on some simple punk songs that weren't far removed from '90s Lookout! staples Bratmobile. As Pink Flag, they were out to change that four-string perception by starting a girl-band. Borrowing riot grrrl's jagged ethos and dropping in a shot of the same schoolyard pop that fueled the Ramones, Pink Flag's accomplished its mission. The trio plays Sunday night's Girls Rock & Girls Rule tour stop in Chapel Hill. Says Shane, "We don't need something celebrating Girls Rock & Girls Rule to get shows in this area, but it's nice to have something that's more female-centric." $6/ 7:30 p.m.
—Bryan Reed, Independent Weekly (10/01/2008)
I finally got around to checking out Betsy’s new band - Pink Flag - on the innernette and I was pleasantly surprised. I think this might just be one of my favorite vehicles so far for her songwriting. Yes, the name is lifted from our favorite Wire album and that just makes it that much more enticing. Rather than being strictly jittery punk like the name would imply, it’s got a powerpop mainline running through it. They’ve got that late-70s, do-whatcha-want punk sound, but it’s really cornering itself into the sugary pop side of post punk that bands like the Shivvers and Nikki & the Corvettes were kicking around. As far as newer stuff goes, I’d maybe book them on the same show as someone like Kill Rock Stars’ Mika Miko.
-Chaz Martenstein, WNnG Music http://wnng.wordpress.com/ (8/20/2008)
With the Dork Flag-led Pink Flag and the Jill Homewrecker-led Homewreckers splitting Tuesday's late shift and sharing a fondness for punk at its DIYest and for Ramones-style band surnames, the fest comes in like a lion.
-Rick Cornell, Independent Weekly (7/23/2008)