The second day of the Burger Boogaloo (head here for day 1) brought more summer fun to Oakland’s Mosswood Park, including John Waters’ inimitable band introductions, Shannon & the Clams’ stage shenanigans, the Chats’ high-energy hijinks, and the Jesus & Mary Chain’s encore performance. Afterwards, Spain’s Hollywood Sinners and Canada’s Tommy & the Commies closed out the weekend at Eli’s Mile High Club while Wild Billy Childish & CTMF did the same at Starline Social Club. Thanks to Marc and his hardworking crew for another fantastic weekend! While we don’t know what Burger Boogaloo 2020 will bring, it might be wise to pick up some tickets now while they’re still a steal!
Swipe through for some of our favorite moments of the day, and check back soon for more photos of the many faces of the Boogaloo!
Despite some technical difficulties, this Detroit trio heralded the new day with their electric blend of musical mayhem and performance art—and a generous dose of Boogaloo sparkle that would last all day on those who were anywhere near the stage.
We didn’t catch these Aussie upstarts on smoko the entire weekend, but they did pummel the crowd with that viral hit, “Pub Feed,” and other fist-pumping punk anthems.
DERV GORDON WITH SO WHAT
Derv caused more than a slight diversion when he and Bay Area backing band So What crushed Equals classics such as “Softly, Softly,” “Baby, Come Back,” and “Police on My Back.”
After an eight-year hiatus, these Puerto Rican punks and their special Argentinian guest (saxophonist Sergio Rotman) revived their unique brand of fuzzy, razor-edged pop and psych. Boogaloo mastermind Marc was so excited that he accidentally knocked his mom down in the pit!
The Bay Area’s premier dirgemongers channeled the Birthday Party, the Cramps, and the Gun Club for their glorious, hair-raising performance.
These Aussie post-punk legends set the afternoon on fire with “Atom Bomb Baby,” “Swampland,” and other throbbing delights.
Kyle Thomas and crew performed King Tuff’s 2007 release Was Dead in its entirety, hearkening back to the very first “Burger Boogaloo” in 2011.
SHANNON & THE CLAMS
These Boogaloo veterans charmed and enchanted with dancing ghosts, mischievous apes, and their signature shimmery hipshakers.
JESUS & MARY CHAIN
The distortion devotees rose again on the second day…and aptly blew the power five songs into their set. Fortunately, they were back up within a few minutes and treated fans to a slightly different mix of old and new tracks from the night before, including “Never Understand,” “Darklands,” and “In a Hole.” Bernadette Denning, who appeared on the band’s latest album Damage and Joy, joined them again for “Just Like Honey.”
Searing garage punk from Spain