by Rachel Swan
We're extremely happy to report that the Total Trash hillbilly-rock festival, now in its fourth iteration, will take place in the usual sylvan settings. Weather forecasts predict idyllic conditions in Oakland this weekend (if you like fog, that is) as the lineup of roughly a dozen bands descends on the historic Continental Club this Friday, and Eli's Mile High Club this Saturday. Maybe it's a sign of the times that Oakland's old-school blues digs are now the domain of punk power trios and "succulent corn-eating contests." (Not kidding.) Either way, Total Trash founder and curator Marcos Ribak is pleased with the arrangement, and he's highlighting' the venues' history in festival press materials. "This place is amazing!" Ribak hooted in a recent Facebook post, pointing out that Continental Club once hosted Bo Diddley, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, and Otis Redding. He promises to trash it up.here.