This past weekend Burger Records, the Fullerton, California based record label (and record store) put on the fourth annual Burger Boogaloo, a two day concert that featured several 50Thirdand3rd featured bands. Founded in 2007 with the ultimate in DIY aesthetic, Burger Records carved a niche in the independent “record” business by issuing most of its catalog on cassette tapes. According to the Burger Records Wikipedia page, the label exceed the 100,000 sales mark as of August 2012. The label roster caters towards garage/trashy pop bands whose artists are gaining recognition far beyond the Orange County borders.
This year’s Burger Boogaloo took place in Oakland, California and featured, among others, Jonathan Richman, Redd Kross Trashwomen, The Oblivians, and Shannon and the Clams. If this sampling of the lineup doesn’t make you forget about Coachella, you might need to dig deeper into the Burger Records catalogue. You’re bound to find something that suits your taste. Here’s a clip of this year’s Burger Boogaloo with Trashwomen joined by former drummer for The Mummies, Russell Quan, banging out a bit of Surfin’ Bird. You won’t see this at Coachella.