My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Thu
    23
  • Fri
    24
  • Sat
    25
  • Sun
    26
  • Mon
    27
  • Tue
    28
  • Wed
    29
A Night at the Besties Oct 23, 2014 Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more. 60 other events on Thursday, October 23
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
. . . .
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014

Leslie Schulze leaves Flaggs

Band’s also working on first full-length album

By Jeff Terich
smoking2 Leslie Schulze (left) played her last show with Flaggs on Jan. 24.

Bass player Leslie Schulze is leaving Flaggs. Schulze, who's played with the power-pop trio since early 2013, previously was a member of The New Kinetics and before that served in the Navy. She'll be moving to Oklahoma City in February to train for a career in air-traffic control.  

Lindsay Matheson, singer and guitarist in the band, tells CityBeat that Flaggs will continue on, and that she'll miss Schulze, her "best friend." Matheson says that she and drummer Matthew Franco knew since the band's formation that this day was coming.

"Basically, she told us six months ago that she might have to leave in a year," Matheson says. "Unfortunately, it happened really fast. We're bummed to see her go, but this is the job that she's been waiting to do."

Matheson and Franco plan to start looking for a new bass player in the coming months; in the meantime, they'll begin recording the first Flaggs full-length album. Matheson says she'll most likely play bass on the recordings, though they might also bring in a "special guest." The band plans to take a slow approach to finding Schulze's replacement.

"You'll always be able to find a bass player, but the hardest thing is finding someone with the right chemistry," Matheson says. "We're not in a rush right now. We didn't want to force it. We want things to happen organically." 

Flaggs have tentative plans to finish the album by spring or early summer, and while they're optimistic about being able to play a record-release show when it's done, Matheson says that their first concern is finishing the record.

"We wanna feel like we're 100-percent ready for it," Matheson says.

Schulze played her last show with Flaggs on Friday, Jan. 24, at Soda Bar.

Email jefft@sdcitybeat.com or follow him at @1000TimesJeff




 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close