We’ll be honest: Day 1 of the Burger Boogaloo (and the Clorox Girls reunion show afterward) totally kicked our butts and we found ourselves moving much more slowly on Sunday. Unfortunately, this caused us to miss Vial completely and fail to get within acceptable shooting range of Dancer, Guantanamo Baywatch (photos of their 2013 performance are here), and King Khan & BBQ Show. Bummer!
Still, we caught a good chunk of the action, including Gooch Palms’ amp-climbing antics, the Sneaky Pinks’ red-hot revue, and the Black Lips’ attempt to keep everyone’s hands clean. One guy even launched a bottlerocket from the middle of the Flesh Land amphitheater before the Black Lips hit the stage (and was immediately escorted off the property). We can’t imagine how Total Trash and Burger Records will top this weekend but we’re sure they’ll find a way! Until then, enjoy our recap!
Gooch Palms: These cheeky Australian wonder twins’ upbeat punky ditties were the perfect fuel for scaling an amp stack, cracking open a beer, and taking a swig before hurling it into the audience.
Apache: Swaggering Bay Area glam
Zulus: Brooklyn noise punks
Audacity: SoCal punks
Fuzz: Ty Segall and co’s Black Sabbath–inspired aural assault sent hair, dust, and bodies flying.
Black Lips: Atlanta’s enfants terribles brought beach balls and toilet paper to the party and closed out the weekend with an encore with King Khan & BBQ Show.