Florida indie-rockers Flipturn hit the stage at The Masquerade for their own sold-out Shaky Knees Late Night Show.
Flipturn is Dillon Basse (lead vocals, guitar), Tristan Duncan (lead guitar), Madeline Jarman (bass), Mitch Fountain (synth), and Devon VonBalson (drums). The quintet has been on a steady rise since 2015, releasing two EPs, a studio album, and opening for acts like Mt. Joy and Rainbow Kitten Surprise in recent memory.
Mix modern folk, indie rock, and a touch of punk energy into a bag, shake it up, swirl it around, and out you get Flipturn. These rising stars in the indie space have been catching listeners ears for good reason, especially surrounding their live shows. I cannot tell you how many times I've been asked about their concerts or been recommended to go to one. Let me tell you, there is a reason. The band is electric live, combining soft smoldering lyricism into huge swells that stay as catchy as they do is a feat of musical engineering.
Flipturn's performance was captivating. From their soft yet fully present bass groove, smashing drums, and slick guitar licks, they know their way around their instruments. Stand out songs to me were "Chicago" and "Nickel." "Chicago"'s singalong chorus and inspirationally relatable lyrics has an ability to fully capture the audience. "Nickel" on the hand ended the night with an incredible swell, with a full build up the left fans clamoring for more.
From their latest single "Playground" to old favorites "Hippies" and "August," Flipturn delivered on the night. With a couple of unreleased songs sprinkled in and a ton of energy, this was a stellar setlist.
1. Six Below
2. Something You Needed
8. Sad Disco
10. Space Cowboy
12. Did I Love You (Like I Promised to)
The group is taking a well deserved break for most of May. Flipturn is coming off of a 30+ show run, supporting Wilderado, Mt. Joy, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise. In May, the band come to the Yellowhammer state to play Hangout Music Festival. A few more headlining shows up the east coast and a few more festival appearances are capped off by the band's very own Playground Music Festival. The fest includes Lunar Vacation, Nordista Freeze, WEGL's favorites Hotel Fiction, and many more.
5/22 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival 2022
6/11 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville's Centennial Celebration
6/19 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2022
6/30 Savannah, GA District Live at Plant Riverside District*
7/01 Isle of Palms, SC Windjammer*
7/02 Kill Devil Hills, NC Outer Banks Brewing Station*
7/03 Virginia Beach, VA Elevation 27*
7/05 Atlantic City, NJ Anchor Rock Club^
7/06 Ashbury Park, NJ Wonder Bar^
7/08 Marshfield, MA Levitate Music Festival 2022
7/09 Amagansett, NY The Stephen Talkhouse
7/10 Norwalk, CT Bayley Beach
7/16 Tampa, FL Crowbar~
7/29 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza 2022
8/27 Gainesville, FL Playground Music Festival
* with Illiterate Light
^ with The Haunting
~ with Rohna
Can't recommend this band enough. After finally getting to see them live I fully understand the hype. Get on the Flipturn bus now, pretty soon they're going to be huge.