When: July 3-4 2015
Now that the Burger Boogaloo has been around for a few years, surely some early devotees are lamenting its tarnished soul. Once, it was for the rock cult, a privileged few with the right band badges neatly affixed to the left lapel. Then, the weekenders arrived, normies who don’t know how “budget rock” preceded “garage rock” as the insider parlance — or so the thinking goes. Luckily for those elitists and the folks who missed out on tickets for the main event, there are a lot of satellite parties. Friday promises Nobunny unplugged but not unmasked at The Night Light (311 Broadway, Oakland), while a gloomier rock bill headlined by Silver Shadows plays out at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission St., San Francisco). On Saturday night, reliably raucous Useless Eaters and Cool Ghouls appear at Club Leo’s (5447 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). That night at Eli’s Mile High Club (3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland), meanwhile, features a performance by the original lineup of the Clorox Girls, Oakland’s standout ’77 punk act from the early 2000s — exactly the type of show that prematurely jaded rock snobs will insist is the weekend’s secret highlight.