Budget Rock V infects Oakland



28 bands for $25 dollars = cheapo entertainment at the Stork Club on Telegraph and 23rd St. We have an election-themed profile of the garage rock microfestival co-promoter Chris Owen, plus a buttload of related links.

Budget Rock Lineup

Total BS (Last Herd-era Bob Seger cover band feat. members of Harold Ray, Comets on Fire, and Drunk Horse. Just don't bring up Seger Liberation Army.)

Omens (Criminally underaknowledged Dead Moon-meets-The Lyres fuzz beat kings of the great Rocky Mountains, perhaps their last show ever?)

Losin Streaks


St. Jorge & the Dragons

Teenage Harlets


Garage Rock Forum

Now in its 5th year, we are moving this thing to The Stork Club in Oakland on November 10-12. There are a few more surprises awaiting final confirmation, but for the most part here's what we're looking at (plus lotsa food, hot dog eating contest, DJs, Tina Luccesi Swap Meet, and more, with your host Mike Lucas):

ORIGINAL SINS http://www.brotherjt.com/index.cfm http://www.myspace.com/brotherjt

FLAKES http://www.theflakes.net http://www.myspace.com/theflakes

MOTHBALLS http://www.myspace.com/themothballs

SNEAKY PINKS http://www.myspace.com/sneakypinks

OKMONIKS http://www.myspace.com/okmoniks

THE SUSPICIONS http://www.myspace.com/thesuspicions

TOUCH-ME-NOTS http://www.myspace.com/thetouchmenots

TIME FLYS http://www.myspace.com/thetimeflys

TOP TEN http://www.myspace.com/topten

BOBBYTEENS http://www.bobbyteens.com

THE PETS ttp://www.myspace.com/thepetsoakland

FE FI FO FUMS http://www.myspace.com/fefifofums

SLA http://www.myspace.com/sonicloveaffair

TRADITIONAL FOOLS http://www.myspace.com/thetraditionalfools

PHIL SPECTOR SHOTGUN EXPERIENCE http://www.myspace.com/philspectorshotgunexperience

KNIGHTS OF THE NEW CRUSADE http://www.crusadenow.com http://www.myspace.com/knightsofthenewcrusade

GUILTY HEARTS http://www.myspace.com/theguiltyhearts

THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY http://www.myspace.com/thelegendarystardustcowboy

ROCK N ROLL ADVENTURE KIDS http://www.myspace.com/woohoo

THE BOARS http://www.myspace.com/theboars