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Music, All Shook Down Music Heroes: Marc Ribak

Music Heroes: Marc Ribak

Marc Ribak's middle name is rock 'n' roll.This is well-known to Bay Area garage/girl-group/alt-rock/surf-punk fans. He and his long-running Oakland outdoor minifest Burger Boogaloo are famous for booking not only the best local bands in those genres, but for having brought…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle For a festival built on nostalgia — for garage rock, girl pop, and hardcore punk — the crowd at Oakland's Burger Boogaloo was remarkably focused on the present. There was none of the usual obsessive phone-holding we've come to…
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Music, All Shook Down Burger Boogaloo Blends Rock Nostalgia With Youthful Immediacy in Oakland

Burger Boogaloo Blends Rock Nostalgia With Youthful Immediacy in Oakland

The Fifth Annual Burger Boogaloo Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6 Mosswood Park Oakland Better than: That mono vinyl rip of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds you play on lazy Sundays. Or the bootleg tape of the recording sessions.…
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Music, All Shook Down Burger Boogaloo Announces 2014 Lineup: Ronnie Spector, Milk 'N' Cookies, More

Burger Boogaloo Announces 2014 Lineup: Ronnie Spector, Milk 'N' Cookies, More

After a successful outing last year at Oakland's Mosswood Park, Burger Boogaloo -- the two-day Bay Area festival presented by Fullerton's Burger Records -- is coming back this July 5-6, 2014. The annual gathering of the cult of big yellow…
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Calendar, Night&Day Happy as a …

Happy as a …

People don't seem to like writing about Shannon and the Clams: Sometimes it's better, much better, to just stick something in your ear. So we apologize: You're gonna have to put up with our description, no ear candy. Problem is,…
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Calendar, Night&Day "I'm Still Kicking Ass"

"I'm Still Kicking Ass"

She's the only singer ever to be backed by all four Beatles. The Rolling Stones opened for her. Most of the Ramones and most of the Beach Boys were obsessed with her. Brian Wilson wrote songs for her. It's hard…
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Music, Reviewed Mary Weiss

Mary Weiss

Even by '60s girl group standards, the Shangri-Las' catalog was dark: Hearts were broken, families shattered, and everyone died. No wonder rumors have swirled ever since the "Leader of the Pack" ladies called it quits in 1969; save for a…
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