Check out our June Picks for a quick offering of what’s on our radar: Shannon and The Clams’ SLEEPTALK, SadGirl’s 7″ release party, Astro Lizard presents Meatbodies, The Shivas, Top Acid’s East End Block Party, Wax Idols Levitate Tour, SadGirl in SF, and Burger Boogaloo!
6/3: SLEEPTALK: Oakland Tropical Vacation with La Luz @ Grand Live
Shannon and the Clams are rolling out the welcome mat for Hardly Art label mates La Luz for their third installment of the Sleeptalk show series that have been happening in Oakland the last few months. Come out to Grand Live dressed in your finest tropical themed gear and party with the best surf rockers in the Pacific Northwest.
6/3: SadGirl 7″ Release Party @ Non Plus Ultra
Another epic Dirty Laundry TV hosted party is going down tonight in Los Angeles. SadGirl is releasing their new 7″ for the single “Someone Else’s Skin”, and they’ll be joined by the buds Wild Wing and Death Lens.
6/4: Meatbodies w/ Feels @ Non Plus Ultra
OK, ok, we know. We’re telling you to go back to Non Plus Ultra the following night, but only because it’s literally going to be crazy. Astro Lizard Records is bring you guys Meatbodies, Feels, Rudy de Anda, and Tetragrammaton. Don’t blow it.
6/5: The Shivas w/Ziplock @ 1 2 3 4 Go! Records
The Shivas released their album Better Off Dead earlier this year on K Records and Burger Records so catch the new, sweet tunes as they wrap up their West Coast tour in Oakland with Ziplock, who are a new group made up of folks from Crush, Buddies and Love Moon.
6/11: Top Acid’s East End Block Party @ Santa Ana
Wow. This lineup has so many fire bands that it already has us melting. Go support your local punk bands and get that pit going! It’s all free, too.
6/19: Wax Idols w/ King Woman and Plush @ Starline
Three of the Bay’s most striking bands are coming together for a special night hosted by online music publication, Noisey. Wax Idols and King Woman are on the move for their joint Levitate Tour so don’t miss them for this hometown show! Be there on time for Plush. Thank us later.
6/21: SadGirl w/Babewatch @ Rickshaw Stop
At long last, oldies-surf punks SadGirl are bringing their LA grooves to San Francisco and playing with Oakland post-surf rockers Babewatch. Come early for the good stuff.
6/24-6/26: Burger Boogaloo @ Mosswood Park (Plus Pre and Post Parties)
It’s that time of year again when the Boogaloo hits Mosswood park for it’s annual weirdo rock party. This year’s two-day lineup features Burger favorites Thee Oh Sees, Shannon and the Clams, The Mummies, King Khan and the Shrine, Death Valley Girls and MORE! But if you’re itching to get the party rolling, stop by Starline on the 24th to catch acts like The Flytraps and Guantanamo Baywatch for the pre-party. AND if you’re not ready to stop partying at the end of Saturday and Sunday, check out the after parties happening around the Bay. This is going to be one stacked weekend.
June is actually loaded w/ tons of shows that we couldn’t list in this post. See a wider list of upcoming shows here.
***FYI we rec0mmend every show at The Smell, too! #savethesmell