Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

Download: Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals (Podcast #429) This episode first ran on KQED.org. With the debut of the Blurry Vision Fest in Oakland earlier this month, and Bottlerock Napa Valley and Carnaval San Francisco taking place this weekend, music festival season is officially underway in the Bay Area. This mixtape features music from Bay Area bands performing at festivals around the region in the next several months. Outside Lands may be the biggest summer music festival around -- with a 2018 lineup notable for the overdue inclusion of female headliners and a ton of [...]

Burger Boogaloo announces 2018 lineup: Devo, Hunx and his Punx and more

Spring is one of our favorite times of year — the weather's better, baseball's back in season, and our favorite summer music festivals start unveiling their lineups. We've got the scoop on what's going down with Burger Boogaloo this year. This year's highlights include some notable reunions, including local legends Hunx and his Punx together again for the first time in half a decade. As always, the venerable John Waters presides over the weekend's festivities. Peep the full lineup below. Interested? Tickets go on sale here on Wednesday. Burger Boogaloo 2018 Lineup Devo (1st show in three years!) The Damned [...]

By |March 5, 2018|Tags: |

Burger Boogaloo announces festival dates and early bird tickets

(photo: Lily Cho) Are you ready, Boogalooers? In its sixth year of its current iteration, Burger Boogaloo, the beloved outdoor Oakland festival built around punk chaos, has announced their dates and early bird tickets. The festival will be held on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 at the usual spot — Mosswood Park in Oakland. Organizers have also rolled out some Early Bird ticket specials to get sales started: Buy now, and you can get a weekend pass for $69, a VIP package with a swag bag and in-an-out privileges, and more. Find further details and buy tickets here, [...]

By |January 17, 2018|Tags: |

Review + Photos: Burger Boogaloo’s fun, filth, and fringe

Iggy Pop (photo: Aaron Rubin) Burger Boogaloo, a quaint little punk fiesta held at the apex of summertime, pushed open its gates and rolled out its strange, sweat-stained carpet for fun and kitsch-coated debauchery this past weekend in Oakland. This year’s Boogaloo hosted its most well-known headliners yet: Iggy Pop, Redd Kross, X, and the Buzzcocks. However, that did not appear to have contributed more than a marginal boost in attendance; most of the people I talked to while wandering around the radiantly summer-soaked fields of Mosswood Park claimed to be repeat attendees. “Oh, I come every year,” said a chipper, pink-haired [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 30 – July 2

Who knows what weirdness awaits you at Burger Boogaloo this year. Friday, June 30 Devotionals @ Hemlock Tavern One-half of SF legends Two Gallants is back as Devotionals, a far more stripped-down incarnation of Two Gallants' scuzz. Kev Choice @ Yoshi's Enjoy innovative R&B from Oaklander Kev Choice. Andrew Bird with special guest Jay Som @ Mountain Winery We can't wait to see what will happen when these two get together. Can you? NRVS LVRS @ Bottom of the Hill Read our extensive interview with the Peninsula-born duo above. Saturday, July 1 Fritz Montana, the Y Axes @ The Independent [...]

By |June 30, 2017|Tags: |

Burger Boogaloo announces more night shows at Starline Social Club

Burger Boogaloo is right around the corner and the punks are ready to party. This year's festival is bigger than ever: With John Waters playing host, headliners Iggy Pop and Buzzcocks round out a killer lineup including X, Shannon and the Clams, Nobunny, Redd Kross, Guitar Wolf, and lots more. However, real Burger Heads know that the weekend's festivities always begin and end well beyond the confines of Oakland's Mosswood Park. For the evening crowd who can't get enough of the daytime debauchery, Eli's Mile High Club and Starline Social Club will be hosting officially sanctioned Burger Boogaloo showcases on [...]

By |June 29, 2017|Tags: |

Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Music Festivals

This episode first appeared on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Festivals_2017_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Northern California's Best Music Festivals (Podcast #407) Music festival season unofficially kicked off over Memorial Day weekend, with the latest installment of the BottleRock Napa Valley festival attracting 120,000 attendees for three days of food, wine, and over 80 bands ranging from the Foo Fighters to the Napa Youth Symphony. The number and types of music fests has grown considerably in recent years -- among this year's new offerings are not one, but two new music and comedy weekends coming to the Bay in June -- surely to the dismay of [...]

Burger Boogaloo adds Redd Kross (and more) to lineup, announces night shows!

Fresh off their announcement of the stellar initial lineup of the annual Burger Boogaloo, our friends from Total Trash Productions are back with more great additions to the festival, which takes place July 1 and 2 and Oakland's Mosswood Park. Joining Iggy Pop, host John Waters, Buzzcocks, X, NRBQ, (and a hell of a lot more), are Redd Kross, Losin' Streaks, the freshly reunited FM Knives, Patsy's Rats, and Vertigo! Redd Kross actually performed at the very first Boogaloo, and their triumphant return will be sure to glam up this year's edition. VIP tickets are sold out, but 2-day and [...]

Exclusive: The Burger Boogaloo 2017 lineup

You heard it here first. These ain't no alternative facts. These are thee facts, Jack. FACT: Iggy Pop and Buzzcocks will perform for the first time ever in Oakland's beautiful Mosswood Park for this year's Burger Boogaloo. Either one of these bands would be reason enough to drive down from Vallejo, but to have both together...sheeeet. FACT: Saturday July 1st line up: Iggy Pop, Guitar Wolf, NoBunny, Baby Shakes, Bloodshot Bill, Personal & The Pizzas, Wounded Lion & Car Crash! FACT: Sunday July 2nd line up: Buzzcocks, X, NRBQ, Roy Loney (Flamin' Groovies), Shannon & The Clams, Quintron & Ms. [...]

Burger Boogaloo tickets on sale now!

The Burger Boogaloo returns July 1st and 2nd to Oakland's Mosswood Park! Early bird tickets are a measly $29 dollars for the two-day fest. This week 100% of the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to help rebuild Mosswood Park's rec center that burned down November 26th. You don't want to miss the festival. Over the years this bargain fest has delivered a veritable who's who of rock and roll (The Gories, The Mummies, King Kahn, Shannon & the Clams, Jonathan Richman, Ronnie Spector, Thee Oh Sees, The Lyres, Nobunny & so much more). You may as well take advantage [...]

By |December 2, 2016|Tags: |
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