Burger Boogaloo’s Summer of Filth Brings Weirdo Punks to Oakland

This year’s Boogaloo featured veteran acts like Shannon and the Clams, King Khan, and The Mummies. See photos from the two-day event in Oakland.

Burger Boogaloo’s fifth year took place at Mosswood Park in Oakland, and although the first day was a little rocky for attendees that endured issues with ticketing and long wait times for entry, it would be nuts if they didn’t leave satisfied. Few festivals try to bring out as many classic garage punk gems the way the Boogaloo does every year, giving the old punks a place to relive music from decades ago and giving all young kids a taste of what they missed out on. People seemed to lose their shit at the weekend highlight sets like Bay Area based legends The Trashwomen and  The Dwarves, but were equally as wild for Death Valley Girls and The Fadeaways, both of which played the fest for the first time.

The Burger organizers consistently find ways to make this festival weird, but this year, things were far more raunchy, hence Seth Bogart’s scandalous close out show and the naming of the two stages Tassel Castle and Dirt Mouth. Even the bands were finding ways to change it up as well. The Mummies nixed their whole stage performance at Dirt Mouth and created their own setup in the middle of the park after being led in on the Mummy-mobile preceded by a marching band to announce the beginning of their set. We’re all about the stage antics and this year the bands did not hold out on us.

See photos below of Thee Oh Sees, The Mummies, Death Valley Girls, Soda Boys, The Fadeaways, Shannon and the Clams, and King Khan and the Shrines!

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Thee Oh Sees

The Mummies

Death Valley Girls

Soda Boys

The Fadeaways

Shannon and the Clams

King Khan and the Shrines

All images copyright © Julie Juarez