Last night, Flipper celebrated their 40th anniversary with all of us at The Regent Theater in DTLA, and it was ABSOLUTELY EPIC!
Opening the show was one of my favorite local bands, Qui. They put on a great set (as always), opening with my favorite song “Shame On You”, and ending with their incredible cover of Captain Beefheart’s “Ashtray Heart”. The perfect band to get the crowd amped up.
Next up was Mike Watt & the Secondmen. I’ve seen them a million times, and I hope to see them a million more. They opened with The Stooges “Funhouse”, tore right into The Last’s “She Don’t Know Why I’m Here”, played lots of Minutemen favorites, and ended with The Pop Group’s classic “We Are Time”. They were fantastic (they always are).
Finally, the moment we were all waiting for: Flipper with David Yow. They played all my favorites: “Life”, “That’s The Way Of the World”, “Love Canal”, “Sacrifice”, “Ever”, “Ha Ha Ha”, a bit of “The Old Lady That Swallowed a Fly”, and they closed out their red-hot set with everyone’s favorite “Sex Bomb”. I don’t feel the need to spend time describing how wild David Yow’s performance was – all you have to do is watch the video I shot, and see for yourself. It’s posted below for your viewing pleasure.