Burger Boogaloo 2014: Day 2

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The Bay Area isn’t known for consistently balmy summers, but Day 2 of the Burger Boogaloo brought more sunshine and good vibes to Oakland’s Mosswood Park. (In case you missed our recap of Day 1, or simply want to revel in the magic again, it’s here.) Frankly, the day’s lineup, put together by Total Trash Productions and Burger Records, seemed unreal (Ronnie Spector? Really??? And the Gizmos?), so we were eager to see it play out. Here’s our recap, with somehow nearly twice as many photos as Day 1.

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We unfortunately missed Pookie & the Poodlez set (it’s so hard leaving the house before noon on a Sunday, y’know?) but arrived during the Summer Twins second song. Their angelic harmonies and shimmering melodies were a fantastic way to kick off our day.
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Dirty Ghosts brought their post-punk groove to the party and reminded us on occasion of Joan Jett, who’d be playing at a county fair across the bay later that day.
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Danny James and His Once and Future Band wove epic Queen- and Steely Daninspired jams.
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Katy Goodman managed impressive bursts of hair flinging during La Seras dreamy pop songs.
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Juan Wauters (of the Beets) stepped onto the stage solo and channeled Jonathan Richman for a few acoustic numbers before the rest of his band joined him.
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Meatbodies, featuring Chad (who’s also in Fuzz with Ty Segall and Charlie Mootheart) and his hair-tossing cohorts, delivered a heavily fuzzed-out set that nearly annihilated the speakers.
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The Gizmos (the 1979 version of the Bloomington, IN, protopunks) dusted off catchy gems such as “Rock ‘n’ Roll Don’t Come from New York” and “American Dream” for the pogo pit.
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Personal & the Pizzas, invigorated by a recent brawl with Macaulay Caulkin’s Pizza Underground, took no prisoners with “Pepperoni Eyes,” “Brass Knuckles,” and other raw crowd-pleasers.
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We were baffled by the proliferation of girls in baby dolls and Doc Martens at the Boogaloo, and then realized that was probably the influence of Kim Shattuck of The Muffs. She and the band cranked out their punky scorchers, and her trademark howl was in fine form.
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The amphitheater was practically heaving by the time Shannon & the Clams took the stage with a few additional Clamettes. Their surfy doowop- and girl groupfueled ditties are already perfect for lazy summer afternoonsthe fact that a cloud of twinkly mylar balloons fluttered from the sky during their set made the transition from day into night even more awesome.
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Ronnie Spector, the rock’n’roll legend who’s perhaps best known for her work with the Ronettes, was a real treat to behold. She’s as sassy as you’d expect, and still commands an incredible voice. The audience couldn’t help but sing along to classics like “Be My Baby,” “Baby, I Love You,” and “Walking in the Rain.” She also did Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” but our hearts skipped a beat and our eyes misted over when she launched into Johnny Thunders’ “You Can’t Put Your Arms around a Memory.” For the encore, she invited the ladies of the Burger Boogaloo to join her on stage for “I Can Hear Music.” Absolutely brilliant.
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As with Day 1, over one thousand folks came together for more fun in the sun. Thanks again to Total Trash and Burger Records for putting together another spectacular weekender! See you next year!
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