Ronnie Spector

Let the children believe in Santa Claus. The real Christmas present is coming July 5-6th. Ronnie Spector is coming to town! Spector is the original bad girl who paved the way for endless rock and roll women. Finally she is playing right here for TWO very special events.

At this point, everyone should have their tickets for the Burger Boogaloo in Oakland (Ronnie headlines on Day 2, Sunday, July 6th).  The Boogaloo is also bringing a mess of killer after-parties.  The first to be announced is not to be missed, with Ronnie Spector playing Brick and Mortar on Saturday night, July 5th!  The show starts at 10pm and includes MC Peaches Christ plus special guests.  This will give you just enough time to recover from Thee Oh Sees’ set (they’re the Day 1 headliner) in Oakland’s Mosswood Park and hop on BART (get on at MacArthur and jump off at 16th/Mission).

Ronnie’s hits with the Ronettes are legendary in every way.  “Be My Baby” is rightly her biggest smash and had profound influence on The Beatles and The Beach Boys.  Yes, it features the best of Phil Spector’s ‘wall of sound,’ but the vocals are unmatched in music history.  Ronnie was married to Phil from ’68 to ’74 and lived to tell about it.  Her 1989 autobiography, “Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts and Madness proves it is possible to escape from domestic violence (even from an extreme and powerful madman), conquer drug addiction, and live to kick-ass.  Ronnie is an inspiration in so many ways, the ultimate survivor.  Show her some love for this rare and triumphant Bay Area return!!  This is sure to sell out, so get those tickets now.