Burger Boogaloo drew the nostalgia-rock faithful to a battered venue in Oakland’s Mosswood Park, where true old-timers like Jonathan Richman and Redd Kross proved most captivating of the weekend lineup. We dug the throwback vibes of Shannon and the Clams and Fuzz, too.
Redd Kross will be performing at this year’s Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle on Sept. 2!
Saturday, August 31
Heart /Kendrick Lamar/ Crystal Castles/ Gary Numan/ Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience/ Maceo Parker/ !!!/ Icona Pop/ Joey Bada$$/ Washed Out/ Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires/ Thao + The Get Down Stay Down/ Robert Glasper Experiment/ Watsky/ ZZ Ward/ Diamond Rings/ The Physics/ Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside/ Lake Street Drive /Kris Orlowski/ Cookie Monsta/ Nacho Picasso/ Dannic/ Ernie Watts with New Stories/ Grynch/ Gus + Scout/ Hyperfunk/ Davidson Hart Kingsbery/ Total Experience Gospel Choir/ The Flavr Blue/ Sean Majors/ Dave B/ Human Spirit/ Matt Jorgensen +451/ Down North/ Tyler Brown
Sunday, September 1
Death Cab for Cutie plays Transatlanticism/ fun./ Tegan and Sara/ Matt and Kim/ The Breeders/ Ra Ra Riot/ Beats Antique/ Vintage Trouble/ The Zombies/ Vicci Martinez/ Eric Burdon/ Bob Mould/ David Bazan/ The Duke Robillard Band/ Mates of State/ Sol/ Charli XCX/ FIDLAR/ Tamaryn/ Nikki Hill/ Ramona Falls/ Matt Pond/ BRONCHO/ The Redwood Plan/ Ayron Jones & The Way/ The Grizzled Mighty/ Kithkin/ DJ White Shadow/ DJ Girl 6/ The Comettes/ River Giant/ Supreme LaRock/ GUY/ Rise Over Run/ DJ Phase
Monday, September 2
BASSNECTAR/ MGMT/ Allen Stone/ alt-J/ The Joy Formidable/ Trampled by Turtles/ Deerhunter/ Justin Townes Earle/ Kinky/ Baroness/ Delta Rae/ Superchunk/ Bajofondo/ Lissie/ Redd Kross/ The Men/ Ivan & Alyosha/ The Sheepdogs/ The Mowgli’s/ The Lone Bellow/ The Maldives/ Kopecky Family Band/ Aurelio/ BellaMaine/ St. Paul de Vence/ Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands/ Hot Bodies In Motion/ Red Jacket Mine/ Cascadia ‘10
Burger Records and Total Trash presents THE BURGER BOOGALOO!!!!!
BURGER BOOGALOO 2013!
HEY KIDS, it’s that time of year again!! Our buds at Burger Records have teamed up with Total Trash once more to bring you the best Burger Boogaloo ever!!! This year’s fest is scheduled to take place July 6-7 from Noon-9PM at the Mosswood Park amphitheatre in sunny Oakland, CA. This will be the first year working with Parks and Recreation and the City of Oakland to organize the craziest Boogaloo yet!!!!
Come enjoy a sunny afternoon in the park this 4th of July weekend with Burger bands and friends! There will be fun outdoor events going on at the park over the course of 2 days, featuring DJs and special guests, contests with Burger prize giveaways, vendors from local Oakland eateries, and all the Burger merch you could possibly want!
In this exclusive live performance by Redd Kross, director Tim Manning and cinematographer Ryan Baker re-imagine Incase’s Room 205 as the all black-and-red cover art gracing the band’s acclaimed 2012 album Researching The Blues (MERGE Records). Crank up your speakers and enjoy this blazing, ballsy bichrome delight.
Look for the third and final Redd Kross x Room 205 performance, “Pop Show,” to launch Monday, April 15, and catch Redd Kross … ON TOUR THIS MONTH!
For the first time since 1997, Redd Kross will embark on its first full-blast run of shows along the east coast and in the Great Lakes area. The same is true for San Diego and the Mojave Desert! The band will also join Dinosaur Jr. on several dates in Australia.
Redd Kross founding member and bassist Steve McDonald says of the tour: “We’re very excited about this run as it will also be the first chance we’ve had to spread the gospel of Researching the Blues on US soil beyond the west coast since its release back in August.”
The band has always garnered raves for its electrifying live shows. Of a recent performance, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Redd Kross greeted 2013 with long hair flying and the kind of big, distorted chords, singalong choruses and head-banging ditties that made them one of Los Angeles’ greatest punk bands when they rose from Hawthorne in 1980 alongside kindred spirits Black Flag and Circle Jerks.”
For these upcoming dates, Redd Kross will work with Burger Records (the label that put out Researching the Blues on limited-edition cassette) to find “Burger-approved” local support in each town. Steve tells us that Lee from Burger will also be driving the guys around in the Burger Van, selling merch and maybe even guest DJing on special nights. Also, longtime Redd Kross fans will be excited to know that the band plans to dig deep into its 30-plus-year career-spanning catalog, playing such underground rock classics as “Annie’s Gone,” “Linda Blair,” and “Annette’s Got the Hits” in addition to songs from the recent album.
Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes. With songs written by co-founder Jeff McDonald and produced and mixed by Steve, the album is by far the band’s favorite record.
NPR’s Stephen Thompson provided this glowing review of the record: “Power-pop signposts abound throughout the album, from Cheap Trick to Teenage Fanclub—the latter could’ve fit ‘Dracula’s Daughters’ onto Bandwagonesque and no one would have minded—but Researching the Blues never delves into nostalgia. Who has time, when you’re having this much fun blowing kids half your age out of the water?”