2018 Burger Boogaloo Video Primer: Devo, The Damned, Dwarves, Flytraps, Mudhoney, Nots, Le Shok, The Flakes, Mummies, Rip-Offs +

Posted by Billyjam, April 6, 2018 11:49pm | Post a Comment
The Damned's forthcoming April 13 2018 album Evil Spirits (pre-order on CD)
& pre-order on Lp/vinyl precedes this summer's performance by the
veteran UK band at Burger Boogaloo 2018

If over the past few weeks you’ve driven by Telegraph Ave. and 40th Streets near the MacArthur BART station in North Oakland and looked up you’ll have noticed the big billboard for this year’s Burger Boogaloo festival that takes every summer just a few blocks away at Mosswood Park. That's where the excellent annual two-day outdoor festival will be again happening this year on the weekend of June 30th and July 1st. As seen in the new billboard’s large font, returning for his fourth year as the penultimate host will be the eternally entertaining John Waters. Meanwhile the 2018 musician lineup continues the quality hard-rocking caliber of previous Boogaloo lineups (last year Iggy Pop and The Buzzcocks ruled as headliners) with 2018 top billing going to Devo and The Damned. The Damned’s appearance coincides with recent news of the band’s first new album in a decade and their first since 2008’s  So, Who’s Paranoid. Entitled Evil Spirits the decidedly retro-sounding, soon-to-drop forthcoming Tony Visconti produced album will be released a week from today on April 13th.  But in the meantime you can pre-order Evil Spirits on CD and Evil Spirits on Lp/vinyl.

In addition to The Damned and Devo, Burger Boogaloo 2018's impressive array of scheduled acts will include MudhoneyDwarves, Hunx & His Punx, The Traditional Fools, The Flytraps, Quintron and Ms Pussycat, The Spits Firestarter, Subsonics, Cumstain, Nots, Giuda, The Gris Gris, and Long Beach, CA underground legends Le Shok in their their first performance in 15 years. Also included in the two-day lineup are such local Bay Area talent as The Rip-Offs, Battleship, The Flakes, new school (of rock) phenom Francis Lau, and old school SF garage legends / previous Boogaloo performers The Mummies.

As a primer for the anticipated annual Oakland music event, below is a series of videos of the acts scheduled to perform, with the first video from about a week ago of The Damned (with Dave Ruffy) doing their classic "New Rose." 

Burger Boogaloo 2018 will take place at Oakland's Mosswood Park (MacArthur & Broadway) on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, beginning at noon each day (doors 11am). There are two ticket tiers: the two-day General Admission tix that cost $169 and the $269 two-day VIP tix that offer such extras as in-and-outs. You can also purchase single day admission that costs $125 for Saturday and $99 for Sunday. Advance tix and more general info here

The Damned (with Dave Ruffy) "New Rose (Live March 28, 2018)"

Devo "Mongoloid"

Mudhoney "Touch Me I'm Sick"

The Flytraps "Sunset Strip RIP (Ring Road Live Sessions)"

The Flakes "Talk About You"

  The Traditional Fools "Street Surfin'"

Nots "Decadence"

The Spits "Don't Shoot"

The Mummies "The Fly"

Dwarves "Get Up & Get High"

Subsonics "Frankenstein"

Cumstain "I'm Not Mean"

Giuda "Rock N Roll Music"

  The Gris Gris, "Live in SF"

  The Rip-Offs "Cops"

  Le Shok "Live at Vinyl Solution, 1999"

Hunx & His Punx "Lovers Lane"

Quintron & Ms Pussycat

Battleship "No Time For Love"

Francis Lau "Time Out For Fun"

Firestarter "What's Left of Us"

Relevant Tags

Quintron (5), 2018 Burger Boogaloo (1), Firestarter (2), Devo (12), The Damned (9), Dwarves (5), Flytraps (2), Mudhoney (8), Nots (2), Mummies (2), The Rip-offs (1), The Flakes (3), Francis Lau (3)