[Part 1 of 2]
As soon as I saw the lineup, I knew we had to go. So, this weekend we went on a road trip from Boise to the Bay to see the Burger Boogaloo in Oakland thrown by Total Trash and Burger Records! The park was decorated with drawings of burgers, fries, Bart Simpson, pizza, anything rad.
We arrived just in time for the Stompin’ Riff Raffs all the way from Tokyo, Japan!
Who’s that filling in on drums? RUSSELL QUAN from The Mummies, you guys! He later told us that he learned the parts on the way to the performance and filled in very last minute, but we would have never guessed!
Very fun music you can’t help but dance to. Cool masks and dressing up adds to the old school signature Japanese rock n roll charm. Miku on keys & theremin even played the piano with her feet!
Nao on vocals and guitar was entertaining and kept it very authentic with his duck walking and cool guitar dancing tricks.
Rie on bass with some impressive walks and rhythm and of course, Russell with his signature badassery of standing up and goin wild!
Next was the beachy sounds of Peach Kelli Pop
The crowd was growing as the day went on.
Everyone in the crowd was dancing and having fun, including the band!
Next was one of my all-time personal favorite bands Shannon and the Clams!
Cody Blanchard aka King Lollipop
Introducing their new drummer, Nate (I think)
They played a few songs from Sleep Talk and a few from the newer album Dreams In The Rat House. There was some off mic squabbling and Shannon told the crowd that Cody had said she was boring and the crowd boo-ed at the very thought. You could see the tension/hurt from each other as they kind of abruptly ended their set with my favorite song Troublemaker.
Next was Mikal Cronin!
A very good and rockin’ set, with a little grunge and a Monkee’s cover for good measure!
The crowd was at its biggest for Johnathan Richmond.
Next was Pangea, another favorite of mine!
The set was very energetic and had a lot of passion and feeling and fun.
When they played one of my favorite songs “Night of the Living Dummy,” you could see that Keegan really felt it and gave it all he had.
It got pretty crazy with stage divers and pits of all kinds and the barricade fell over. It was one of the most fun and memorable sets of the day!
Next was Trashwomen.
David Fox and Ty Segall trade on drums/guitar
Redd Kross then finished the day and it was awesome! Unfortunately I had ran out of camera battery by then, but here’s a pic from the SF Weekly:
A long but certainly memorable and amazing day of music!
Be sure to check out Day 2!