[Part 2 of Burger Boogaloo Day 1]
On day 2, we were some of the first few people up early enough to arrive at noon. The crowd yesterday started small and eventually got bigger, so we expected the same to happen throughout the day.
First up were Teenage Burritos
Featuring members of Christmas Island and Cowabunga Babes
Fun, surfy girl group sound. Couldn’t help but move to their music!
The Memories are another favorite of mine, so I was beyond psyched!
Not only are their song lyrics hilarious and clever, but the music is so catchy, it sticks with you. With songs ranging from goin’ down on someone to drawing a picture for someone that gives it back.
These Dream Pop Rockers are the guys behind Gnar Tapes and are also members of infinite other projects including: White Fang, Boom, Free Weed, etc.
Big ups to Chris Scott who you will later see had to play 3 sets that day!
Suddenly, Gap Dream Gabe and Bobby come and join The Memories on stage!
They played some psychedelic jams for about 10 mins, why not? They had 3 guitars and 2 bass players!
Gabe mentioned this was a new project and they’re calling it Wish. I can see this collaboration being something very extraordinary.
Next was Guantanamo Baywatch!
Surfy funky squealing and so much fun you can’t help but snorkle dance and ride their musical wave!
Chevelle is fun to watch and is a good bassist.
Jason’s voice is soo cool. He somehow manages to be high and squeaky and hiccuppy, yet growly and low at times. He’s also an amazing guitar player, busting out the nazzztiest surf riffs you can imagine.
And you’ve got Chris still smiling even though his arms probably feel like they’ll fall off during his 3rd set in a row that day! A great band that puts you in a great mood and puts on a great show perfect for dancing.
Good thing, too, cuz Mean Jeans were on next!
Mean Jeans are another of my favorite bands. They have songs about everything from Livin on Mars to being a School Lunch Victim.
Fun to sing along with and pogo and dance to, they had hilarious banter and jokes between songs. Every time they would play a song, Billy Jean would scream the name of it before they even counted off.
They often get compared to the Ramones because of their sound, but I think it’s much more fun, clever silliness, and parody. I absolutely adore how laid back they are. They just want to have fun!
The Zeros were on next. It got more crowded so I only managed to snap a few meager shots:
The Zeros are often referred to as the Mexican Ramones and formed in Chula Vista, CA in 1976.
Next was another favorite: Audacity!
They played a few familiar songs, but mostly new ones from their upcoming album. Sounds like it’s gonna be yet another great one!
Put on a badass show with a lot of energy and excitement!
Next was Fuzz, another project of Ty Segall, featuring Charlie Moonheart and ex Moonheart Roland Cosio.
Mind blowing grunge/garage that had everyone headbanging.
Their self titled album is due to be released Oct 1st on In The Red Records.
And last, but not least, from Memphis, Tennessee, The Oblivians! It was getting dark and a little foggy towards the end of the fest, but that didn’t stop anyone from having a good time!
After 16 years, the Oblivians released a new album, “Desperation” that came out June 4th.
They played a lot of the favorites including “Bad Man” “She’s a Hole” “You Put Me Down” etc.
It was a perfect ending to a perfect Burger Boogaloo!
Be sure to check out the post and pics from Day 1, also!