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June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Flipper @ Reggies - Friday, June 28, 2019

Flipper, w/:

  • Porcupine
  • Ganser
  • Hotlips Messiah

@Reggies Rock Club
Friday, June 28
8:00 pm
Ages = 17+
Ticket starting price = $20


Flipper is an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1979, continuing in often erratic fashion until the mid-1990s, then reuniting in 2005. The band influenced a number of grunge,[1] punk rock and noise rock bands. Their slowed-down, bass-driven and heavily distorted style of punk is also considered a key forerunner to sludge, and influenced bands such as the Melvins and Nirvana, whose bass player Krist Novoselic played with the band in the 2000s.

Flipper is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2019. Original members, Ted Falconi and Steve DePace are reaching out to a host of musicians, singers and bands they have worked with or been associated with, over the course of their long history. Flipper will assemble a variety of different lineups to include some of the great people they have played with and toured with as well as merging with different bands for recording projects and live performances. Plans are currently in the works for shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, East Coast, as well as the UK and Europe. Other exciting shows and tours are in the works as well.


Porcupine (featuring Greg Norton of Husker Du): There are approximately seven million indie bands operating on planet Earth as of yesterday…..we are one of them.


Ganser is a Chicago-based band equal parts Space Odyssey and Ghost World. Embracing a post-punk ethos with no wave’s minimal intimacy, they draw inspiration from visual language commonly associated with film and the shared art backgrounds of members Nadia Garofalo, Alicia Gaines, Brian Cundiff, and Charlie Landsman.

In 2018, Ganser released their debut LP Odd Talk (via No Trend Records), to favorable coverage from The New York Times, Billboard, Stereogum, and other publications. Building on their dissociative disorder namesake, the music is sometimes frenzied (“PSY OPS”), sometimes contemplative (“Revel”), probing on questions of anxiety, intimacy, and avoidance. Ganser continues to make bright black music for space transmissions and panic attacks, recently releasing single “Pastel,” which led to their inclusion on numerous year-end lists.

HotLips Messiah

HotLips Messiah is Chicago’s premier mutant rock band. They have been a fixture on the Chicago punk and mutant rock scene for a decade and played legendary venues such as the Lounge Ax and the Fireside Bowl. Large venues like the Congress Theatre, and dinky little holes in the wall like the Big Horse. They have played with bands as obscure as Phil A. Sheo & the Goods and with bands as huge as the Misfits. With classic original bands like the Avengers and the Germs and with modern inspired schizos the Rotten Fruits, the Urinal Mints and the Functional Blackouts. Musically, they are a tornado of noise, filth and ass-shaking melody and catchiness. Lyrically, they use science fiction and sleaze as a blunt metaphor for the INhuman condition mankind finds itself in today.