Patsy’s Rats make California appearance at Eli’s in Oakland

Portland power-poppers Patsy's Rats are gearing up to play the newly reopened Eli's Mile High Club on Sunday, July 3. Patsy's Rats, featuring vocalist/ guitarist Patsy Glob and guitarist/vocalist Christian Blunda (also of the Mean Jeans), deliver a fresh take on classic power-pop a la The Shivvers and the heyday of Titan records. Joining them will be Mission St. leather-jacket power-pop bad boys Dancer and Oakland reprobates and Rick Nielsen fanclub members BT's. All in all, the best kind of power pop — the dirty, ugly kind without the haircuts, by three of the best bands around today. [...]

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Review + Photos: Burger Boogaloo brings generations of rock and rollers together

King Khan and the Shrines (photo: Jon Ching) In the beginning there was Budget Rock. For ten years, Budget Rock was a three-day summer weekend event that brought out the loudest, cruddiest '60s influenced garage and trash-punk bands from around the globe and our very own backyard. Elder statesmen like The Bobbyteens, Phantom Surfers, and The Flakes shared beer-soaked stages with young upstarts like The Coachwhips, The Traditional Fools, and Nobunny. As the event grew and attendance increased, the responsibility and planning became increasingly taxing on organizers and after a decade of fun they retired the Bay Area weekender. Marc Ribak — Rock n [...]

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