Punk

Burger Boogaloo moves to spooky dates

In light of the current closures the 11th annual Burger Boogaloo festival just announced it will be moving their July dates to Halloween weekend to best accommodate the artists on this year’s phat lineup. Host John Waters shares, “A virus may scare the punk rock world out of Oakland in July but we’ll scare it right back on Halloween weekend! Trick or treat, we can’t be beat! Burger Boogaloo 2020: a Monster Mash to top them all!” That’s the attitude we like to hear! Playing their first show in 25 years, we’re thrilled Bikini Kill is taking the stage, along with Belgian super punk star Plastic Bertrand for their first ever Bay Area show. Oakland favorites like Shannon Shaw (who's playing a solo set, though we’re wondering if any of the Clams might sneak on stage?) and The Younger Lovers. Secure your Burger Boogaloo tickets now, and if you’re already snagged ‘em, all tickets will still be honored. Let’s all plunk something to look forward to on the calendar for October 31 and November 1st and start thinking of your costumes while you're at it. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

No Object "Makeshift"

Post-Rock group No Object (formerly Out the Car Window) has been releasing singles from their forthcoming debut album, Makeshift, for over a year now. This slow, but impressive, build has been perfect for this group that blends elements of shoegaze with emo and straightforward rock. The last single was released this month and is the album's opening and title track. Makeshift is due out April 10th.

This is the work of Jake Wahlen (Guitar, Vocals), Matt Carlton (Bass), Griffin Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and Jeff Linville (Guitar, Vocals).

   

Sleep On It "The Social Distancing Collection"

Pop Punk band Sleep On It has released a new EP called "The Social Distancing Collection". It features three songs the band felt best fit the mood of our current situation. The opening track is called "Burning At Both Ends" and was previously released in 2016. Our favorite track, the one that seems the most fitting, is a piano ballad called "Window", and perhaps it should be accompanied by a trigger warning for those standing alone in a room staring out a window.

Sleep On It was scheduled to perform two sold out shows at Beat Kitchen on March 28th and 29th, but those shows have been rescheduled for October 16th and 17th.

   

Seaxes to Donate EP Sales

Noise Rock duo Seaxes have released their self-titled debut EP, and have dedicated to donate all proceeds to local businesses impacted by the effects of Covid-19.

This is work of Cameron Daigle and Cooper Glodoski who have been performing together for several years, but never attempted to capture the raw energy of their live performance until now.

   

Yancy are loud (and friendly) on "Hi Neighbor," play Alphaville 3.19

New York trio Yancy appropriately named their 2018 LP Hi, Neighbor! — their noisy, melodic punk and seemingly upbeat demeanors indicate they’re more than likely to have their fair share of run-ins with the folks next door, though you’d expect them to be friendly in mitigating any noise disturbances. Such bright energy is the consequence of a conscious decision to base their sound around triumphant guitar riffs and a bombastic vocal performance that sounds like the the lovechild of Tim Kinsella and Ian MacKaye. As such, their music is well suited for a specific subset of aggressive yet well-tempered individuals, tunes for people who bare wide grins in a mosh pit. Give it a listen below, and catch Yancy at Alphaville on March 19th.