10/23/2019

Flipper adds November shows to 40 year anniversary tour! Shares "S*x Bomb" video starring Mike Watt!

FLIPPER ADDS DATES TO 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR & REVEALS "SEX BOMB VIDEO" COMP FEATURING SHEPARD FAIREY, DALE CROVER AND MIKE WATT

PLAYING NYC TOMORROW AND
LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 27

ALL DATES FEATURE DAVID YOW ON VOX

2019 has seen seminal punk band Flipper touring North America and Europe in celebration of 40 years of being a band. Original members, Ted Falconi and Steve DePace were joined by David Yow (the Jesus LizardScratch Acid) and Rachel Thoele (Mud WomenFrightwig). The tour hits Brooklyn Bazaar tomorrow (10/24) and today they announce the final leg including a November 27 at Los AngelesThe Roxy where Mike Watt will join them on bass. All dates are listed below.

The LA Weekly recently noted, ""While the lineup has shifted radically in recent years, the MO for San Fran punks Flipper has remained the same — create off-the-wall, manic and challenging punk rock while putting on a killer live show." Calling the band "notorious" the San Francisco Chronicle said, "It all came together in a sound that fell somewhere between existential dread and impending doom — also known as the Flipper groove" and the Seattle Weekly stated, "A dirty bomb full of nihilistic sentiments and implosive dirges that rivaled Swans for triple-bummer catharsis, (Album Generic Flipper) has paradoxically given life to people of a perverse mind-set for decades."

In additional to the newly announced dates, today Flipper also reveal "Flipper, A 40th Anniversary Sex Bomb" compilation -- a video celebrating the tour the anniversary. The clip features Shepard Fairey, The Melvin's Dale CroverMike Watt and loads of live footage. Watch it here:
Flipper 40th Anniversary Sex Bomb Music Video
Pitchfork included Flipper’s 1982 debut album Album - Generic Flipper in their "200 Best Albums of The 80's" feature and Rolling Stone listed it among their “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time.” With the 40th anniversary Rolling Stone also reminded everyone, "their slow, grinding riffs inspired Kurt Cobain (so much) that he made his own Flipper T-shirt, which he wore on a Saturday Night Live appearance." Of the album’s “hit” song “Sex Bomb” Stereogum has noted, “what looks on paper like the most annoying song on the planet ends up sounding infectious beyond the sum of its parts.” SF Weekly dubbed them “easily the most influential” band to rise out of the “vibrant San Francisco punk scene” and Henry Rollins has described them as “heavier than anything.”


Flipper formed in 1979 by former members of San Francisco punk bands Negative Trend, Sleepers and SST/Rad Command. Instead of following the pack with “loud and fast” they instead opted for slow dirges that Black Flag would emulate a few years later. Flipper would go on to also heavily influence the likes of Nirvana (Kurt Cobain used to wear a DIY Flipper t-shirt) and the Melvins a decade later. The lineup has always included DePace and Falconi, and long time vocalist Bruce Loose, who recently retired due to a spinal cord injury. Yow joined the band on their last tour and Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic played and recorded with them from 2006-2009. Flipper has released 4 studio albums, 5 live albums and four singles. 

Flipper was one of the most visceral bands in rock 'n' roll, heavily distorted punk-rock stripped to its grinning skull, slowed down enough to make your skin crawl, as antagonistic as it could possibly manage, and its shows in the early and mid-'80s were among the most erratic and enervating imaginable, no two alike.  The Los Angeles Times  
FLIPPER TOUR DATES
Oct 23 - Boston, MA - The Middle East
Oct 24 -Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar
Oct 25 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Oct 26 - Baltimore,MD - Ottobar
Nov 7 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
Nov 8 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
Nov 9 - Austin, TX - Levitation Festival @ Hotel Vegas
Nov 10 - New Orleans, LA - Santos
Nov 27 -Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy (w/ Mike Watt on bass)
Classic” photo of Flipper by Vince Anton L-R back Ted Falconi, Will Shatter, Steve DePace. Bruce Loose in front

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