The nice thing about Burger Boogaloo is that the two day event only has two stages. This makes it easy to see pretty much every artist from start to finish, which is an awesome advantage to a multi day fest. Come early and stay all day, or cruise by for the bigger bands and you’ll have a great time no matter what. Check our must see sets from day 1 to decide.
Pookie & The Poodlez
The fledgling pup and his band have been burning up the local scene for years, but seeing them live is always a treat. Pookie has been playing with Nobunny for awhile, and again, seeing his solo material live is always a welcomed and rare occurance. The fun and energetic set will be sure to get the day started strong.
Hunx & His Punx
Hunx’s group of badass babes & punks haven’t stopped rocking since their earlier releases, but have since seen amazing success with their solo careers. Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams has toured all over the world and is playing some of the biggest festivals around. Hunx, AKA Seth Bogart, has his own clothing line that Miley Cyrus and Kathleen Hanna adore, and has seen amazing success with his solo albums. It’ll be a really cool throwback to see the group rock out together having changed so much in the years since releasing their last albums.
The Spits always put on an insane show. After playing events like SXSW, the always entertaining punks will tear up the scene at the garage and punk oriented Burger Boogaloo to an adoring crowd. This will be one of the best sets of the entire weekened. Prepare for a receptive pit of punk fans bouncing in the crowd.
Mudhoney were Sub Pop’s flagship band while Nirvana was an up and comer in 1989. They toured together in Europe and there’s an excellent book chronicling the trip and Grunge in the late 80s by Bruce Pavitt. Oh, also, you should probably see them play Burger Boogaloo because they’re living legends that put on an amazing show.
Ty Segall has had a hell of a lot of sideprojects, and one of the most rare groups of his are the Traditional Fools. Their albums have burgers with sunglasses on them which is a fitting aesthetc for playing Burger Boogaloo. A fan and fest favorite, the punk/garage rockers will fit in well and one of the biggest highlights of the weekend. We’re sure Ty Segall is geeking out that he’ll be playing the same fest as DEVO.
The Mummies are one of the most influential garage rock bands of the somewhat modern era. Dubbed “budget rock”, their lo fi sound propelled countless imitators and offer a defining sound and style for Burger Records and many of the bands on their label. Oh, they’re also opening up and playing for DEVO. Did we mention they play in full mummy wraps?
Your Boogaloo experience should really start and end with DEVO. Do we need to even really explain why you should see their set? Oh, also, Fred Armisen from SNL and Portlandia is drumming for them. Yeah.
Photo by James Sakert