Burger Records is well-beloved as an all-caps champion of garage rock and countless other genre-defying rock weirdos in Southern California and beyond. Besides the annual Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, Burger has ties to the Bay Area in the form of some great one-off shows. This Friday, the Brick & Mortar Music Hall boasts a sweet Burger-studded lineup, with the Abigails headlining and some fellow Burger bands supporting.
The folks at Burger are always the best at genre monikers for the bands they support. For example, they’ve called this LA-based 5 piece “Honkey Tonk Lee Hazelwood” and “Rugged Satanic Outlaw Country.” Sweet, accurate, and to the point! The Abigails put out their second record Tundra on Burger in late 2014 and have been playing handfuls of shows since. They too match the caps lock enthusiasm of their label, and their music (like the track “Twenty Nine” below) is all deep croons and peculiar twangy guitar licks.