With 69 bands playing at a variety of the Bay Area's "dirtiest dives" spread out over three long weekends, this year's loud, rude, and fun Total Trash Fest 3, which is described by organizers as "the ultimate celebration of trash culture in rock and roll music," sadly comes to an end this weekend with some high energy, kick ass shows at both Thee Parkside and The Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco. Expect sets from such talented trash acts as Chicago duo White Mystery (pictured above), featuring Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White who headline tonight's (Thursday, August 25th) triple threat at the Hemlock along with Burnt Ones and Mrs Magician.
Tomorrow (Friday, August 26th) at Thee Parkside is the part one of this weekend's two-night Trash Fest with Traditional Fools, Outdoorsmen, Uzi Rash, The Shrouds, plus DJ Pops. Then Saturday night (August 27th, same venue) is a truly amazing lineup (get there early if you go - even before the 9pm start time) with The Dukes of Hamburg, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Rock N Roll Adventure Kids, Daddy Long Legs, The Shankers, plus DJs Stickerguy Dave and The Vinyl Avenger. Admission for each Parkside show is $10.
The Dukes of Hamburg "Monkey, Monkey"
Sunday night (the final night of the fest) it's back to the Hemlock on Polk Street for two shows: a daytime show that starts at 2pm sharp with The Moonhearts, Pangea, King Lollipop, and Si Si Si (and all for just $7!), and the evening show (also $7 with an early start of 8:30pm) featuring Mikal Cronin, Mouthbreathers, and Cosmonauts.
The wild, legendary Legendary Stardust Cowboy plays his most famous song "Paralyzed"
at the Stork Club in Oakland two years ago