Just days left to go to the July 4th weekend and the anticipated two-day Burger Boogaloo music festival (Saturday and Sunday: July 6 & 7th) at Oakland's Mosswood Park, of which Amoeba Music is a sponsor and will be hosting/producing the kickoff party the day before (Friday July 5th) with an Amoeba Berkeley free in-store, pre Burger Boogaloo warm-up concert with sets by both awesome, retro sounding Gravy's Drop (an Amoeba Music Home Grown act) and hot new LA pop punk outfit Pangea. Catching these two talented Burger Records acts at Amoeba Friday evening is the perfect way to get in the groove and get a taste of whats to come for the weekend long (noon to 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday) rock oriented music festival that, as well as Pangea and Gravy's Drop, will feature anticipated sets from such others acts as Jonathan Richman, Red Kross, The Oblivions, and LA punk legends The Zeros.
A joint production of the aforementioned Fullerton, CA based label Burger Records, who've released music by most of the bands playing, and Total Trash this year's Burger Boogaloo will a first for the festival in that it has now teamed up with the Parks and Recreation and the City of Oakland to take the fun outdoors into the sun to the Mosswood Park amphitheatre (near Kaiser at Broadway and MacArthur where there is lots of street parking plus bike parking on site).
Compared to most music festivals tickets for the all ages Burger Boogaloo are reasonably priced at $50 for a ticket for both days to get into the festival that, in addition to music, offers various other distractions including lots of food (including burgers) care of local Oakland eateries. But the music is the highlight and in addition to the aforementioned acts will be sets from Traditional Fools (featuring Ty Segall), Oakland trio Shannon & the Clams (Shannon Shaw, Cody Blanchard, and Ian Amberson), veteran Bay Area surf/garage/punk female rockers The Trashwomen (feat Kreayshawn's mom Elka Zolot), the Pacific Northwest punk trio Mean Jeans who play fast, loud, catchy punk that stays stuck in your head, and high energy rock'n'roll loving Japanese rockabilly-garage-surf quartet the Stompin' Riff Raffs.
More Amoeba Berkeley instore info here. More Burger Boogaloo info here. And more Mosswood Park info. And below is Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers' proto punk classic "Roadrunner" - a song that never gets old.
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers "Roadrunner"