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BURGER BOOGALOO 2018: Day 1 Recap

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Six years in, Oakland’s two-day Burger Boogaloo music festival at Mosswood Park still continued to excite, surprise, and shock with its lineup of 22 punk trailblazers, trashy rock’n’rollers, and weirdo whathaveyous. Sultan of sleaze John Waters (noted filmmaker, rebel rouser, and wordsmith) and Chuck Ribak (father of Boogaloo organizer Marcos Ribak) returned as hosts, supplying laughs and groans in between sets by Boogaloo veterans such as the Mummies, Quintron & Ms. Pussycat, and the Spits, and new Boogalooers such as the Damned, Giuda, Firestarter, and the Rip Offs. (If you missed the magic of previous years, visit our posts from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.)

This year, we managed to capture all of the bands at the Toxic Paradise amphitheater and Pleasure Pier stage except for the Francis Lau Experience, who performed the very first slot of the festival. We regret missing this talented boy with a keyboard, who was no doubt the perfect start for Devo day. Devo-tees were out in full force, rocking trademark red energy domes as well as homemade outfits. Here are some highlights from the first day (head here for our day 2 recap and here for the neat neat neat faces of the Boogaloo)!
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NOTS

This Memphis quartet filled the Toxic Paradise amphitheater with glorious, synth-laden noise.
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POOKIE & THE POODLEZ

This Oakland trio dished up sassy lo-fi bubbleyum.
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THE OKMONIKS

Pleasure Pier patrons were treated to Okmonik-vision glasses and garage-pop goodies by this local four-piece.
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THE FLYTRAPS

These L.A. rockers shredded Toxic Paradise.
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HUNX & HIS PUNX

Seth Bogart and his fabulous team served up fresh and fruity summertime surprises.
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THE SPITS

John Waters introduced these pyromaniacal punks, whose firecrackers and incendiary set ignited the crowd.
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MUDHONEY

The Seattle grungemasters cranked out earsplitting staples such as “Suck You Dry” and “Touch Me I’m Sick,” and even a cover of the Angry Samoans’ “You Stupid Asshole.”
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TRADITIONAL FOOLS

Ty Segall has come a long way from playing house parties and basement shows, but he and Fools Dave and Drew easily picked up their surfy garage jams like it was yesterday.
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THE MUMMIES

These bandaged budget rockers are mavens of making an entrance. At past Boogaloos, they peddled in on tricycles and paraded in atop their mummie-mobile. This year, they were escorted on stage by prominent primate Dr. Zaius and his furry cohorts. Of course, their classic “(You Must Fight to Live) on the Planet of the Apes” kicked off their delightfully shambolic set. By the end, smoke from fires in a nearby county colored the sky.
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DEVO

Devo needs no introduction, but it was a hoot hearing John Waters wax nostalgic about this seminal band, exclaiming that they’re a “Burger Boogaloo wet dream!” With actor/comedien Fred Armisen on drums, they crushed hit after singalong hit. Booji Boy made a special appearance during the encore for “Beautiful World” and “The Girl Can’t Help It.”
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Burger Boogaloo 2016: Day 2

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The Burger Boogaloo‘s second day of summertime fun at Oakland’s Mosswood Park continued with musicians like Seth Bogart, Shannon and the Clams, and the Dwarves exploring the Dirty Mouth amphitheater and King Khan and the Shrines and the Flamin’ Groovies ruling the Tassel Castle. Legendary filmmaker John Waters offered priceless band commentary and said the sweetest things about Shannon of the Clams, while off-color comic Tony Clifton received mixed reactions for his schtick. (For a recap of Day 1, head here. Check out the many faces of Burger Boogaloo here!)

Here are some of our favorite still and animated moments from the action-packed day, including the Fadeaways’ backflip off their drum set!

POONTANG WRANGLERS

We missed their red flannel pajamas in the Dirty Mouth but caught them performing an impromptu downhome set with their washboards and other humble instruments.
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BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS

Lo-fi punk disasters from New Orleans.
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DEATH VALLEY GIRLS

This LA quartet pounced on the Tassel Castle with their Sharpie tattoos and self-described “doom boogie.”
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SODA BOYS

These St. Louis punks fired up the Dirty Mouth with sparklers, Roman candles, and catchy lo-fi punk.
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THE FADEAWAYS

This Tokyo trio delivered a dynamic, partially airborne garage-punk set punctuated by high jumps, amp diving, and a backflip off their drum set.
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GIORGIO MURDERER

Absurdist synth punk from New Orleans featuring members of Buck Biloxi and Static Static.
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FLAMIN’ GROOVIES

The Shake Some Action team of Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, and George Alexander were joined by Roy Loney for a hit-laden set that spanned the band’s storied career.
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THE DWARVES

The crowd went wild for punk classics such as “Drug Store,” “Fuck ’em All,” and “You Gotta Burn,” and one guy even broke his leg in the pit. It was oddly heartwarming to see several people immediately form a protective circle around him, scoop him up, and carry him out to safety.
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TERRY & LOUIE

Former members of the Exploding Hearts, Terry and Louie cranked out their power-pop gems as well as Exploding Hearts delights such as “Modern Kicks.”
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SHANNON & THE CLAMS

John Waters’ touching introduction about these Oakland sweethearts kicked off their shimmery set.
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KING KHAN & THE SHRINES

These multi-instrumental maniacs threw an unhinged dance party complete with provocative costumes and a collective kneeling moanfest.
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SETH BOGART SHOW

Seth Bogart set aside alter ego Hunx for this steamy, one-man electro show set against a backdrop of fun, specially made videos and male and female go-go dancers.

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