We are extremely excited to announce, punk rock legends Flipper will headline IWF Substation on Friday the 5th August 2022, featuring original members Stephen De Pace (drums) and Ted Falconi (guitar), plus Mike Watt of Minutemen on bass & vocals.
Heavily influenced by The Birthday Party, The Velvet Underground, Chrome, PIL, Joy Division and The Stooges, FLIPPER have, throughout their 40+ year spanning career, inspired a large number of bands including The Melvins, Terminal Cheesecake, REM, Mudhoney, Unsane, Jane´s Addiction, Unwound & Nirvana (Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic played bass in the band throughout the 2000s), with their unique slowed-down, bass-driven, heavily distorted and repetitive style of punk.
In Henry Rollins’ memoir of the early 1980s punk rock scene, ‘Get In The Van’, he describes the Flipper experience this way:
‘They were just heavy. Heavier than you. Heavier than anything!”
This tour marks the band’s 43 year anniversary and for the special occasion, they are bringing San Diego’s sludge metal veterans 16 (Relapse Records) as main support on all dates!
Support also comes from local psych / noise power trio Harks and brand new kraut / alt rockers Nudist.