As the lead singer of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Ronettes, Ronnie pioneered a female daringness & performance style that did not previously exist. With their sexually-charged persona, The Ronettes were the first women in rock to do for boys in the audience what Elvis did for girls.
MILK 'N' COOKIES
Milk 'N' Cookies from New York were active during the 1970's and have now achieved considerable cult status for contributions in the area where pop, glam, and proto-punk overlap. They re-united to play Radio Heartbeat in NY in 2005, but haven't made a West Coast appearance since 1978!
Reigning Sound's Greg Cartwright might posses songwriting talents equal to those of masters like Jagger & Richards. Memphis drenched rock albums like "Time Bomb High School" and "Too Much Guitar" could be modern day masterpieces likened to "Exile" and "Sticky Fingers".
SHANNON & THE CLAMS
Shannon & the Clams are from Oakland, California and comprised of Shannon Shaw, Cody Blanchard, and Nate Mahan. Their music contains syncopation and spells that have sent many listeners into a voodoo trance. Of those possessed, few have been able to break free and regain conscience clarity.
THEE OH SEES
It's never a dull moment watching Oh Sees frontman, John Dwyer wildly weild a swordlike steel guitar with maniacal brillance! On Saturday, July 5th, Thee Oh Sees return to the Bay Area for the first time since 2013, to prove to San Franciscans that the real party is in Oakland!
Keith, Dimitri, Steve and Mario are searingly loud, frantically paced, and best taken in a single 23-minute dose! OFF is a sonic cinder block, a clenched fist raised in the face of rock and roll refinement. If you had any questions about the state of punk in 2014, this is your answer.
The Gizmos were a protopunk band from Bloomington Ohio. In late '77 the band broke up, and formed a newer powerpop version of the Gizmos. This version of the group released one EP, "Hoosier Hysteria". and will be making their 1st West Coast appearance at this years Boogaloo!
PERSONAL & THE PIZZAS
These three Greasy Goons stage antics include whipping chains, throwing guitars, getting pizza delivered, not finishing sets, breaking up, and throwing boiled tomatoes at the crowd. Their Lineup tends to change frequently due to who's in and out of jail at any given moment. Just sayin'
After leaving the all-female LA band, The Pandoras, in the '80s, Kim Shattuck switched over to guitar and formed the Muffs in 1991 with bassist Ronnie Barnett. Most recently they picked up drummer extraordinaire Roy MacDonald, from Redd Kross, who completes this high energy power trio!
The often amorous, and occasionally frightening NOBUNNY has been captivating audiences of dedicated fans and new believers since Easter 2001. The raucous rabbit's music is an intoxicating concoction of all the rights and wrongs that make up the heart and soul of real rock n roll.
Leave it to The Phantom Surfers to release an instrumental surf record without any music, or singing. "Rock Stardom for Dumbshits" is a how-to for making it in the music industry. Bands are offered advice on how to compromise everything they believe in for the chance of making a living as a real musician.
Sometimes operating under the moniker DIY TIL EYE DIE, The Bananas are Sacramento, California's best and worst kept secret. This power trio consisting of Mike, Marie, and Scott Banana will always be the best band to rock any party on the face of the planet.
POOKIE & THE POODLEZ
On the hottest day of the year, an underwear-clad front man screamed into a yellow telephone receiver living a second life as a microphone. Burger Records' Pookie and the Poodlez ruled the show with a 60's semi-surf punk sound, combined with the grit of the Ramones and the poppy harmonies of the Monkees.
Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown. They write dreampop and rock 'n roll songs. They formed in 2008 with a focus on singing pop harmonies atop garage rock inspired by the '50s and '60s. Now in their early twenties, Summer Twins play live with Michael Rey on bass. They are signed to Burger Records.
La Sera is the brand new project of Katy Goodman. She has released two full length albums on Hardly Art Records delivering a one-two punch, a rip of rolling snare that sends listeners off in a speeding fast rollercoaster car of excitement! The music is sometimes aggressive; almost a soundtrack to a lost drive-in movie classic.
Last year's Pear, the latest from soul/garage/pop genius Danny James, is a prime example just how fruitful genre schizophrenia can be. Lying somewhere between Joe Jackson, The Brothers Johnson and The Move, James surprises the listener at every turn with his versatility and pop sensibility.
In 2000, Alberto Wauters left Uruguay to live in a basement in Queens. Two years later he called his son, Juan, to join him. Working at a factory, and with no friends to speak of, Juan turned to music. With his debut Wauters dreams big, sings rad, and films some pretty cool music videos to accompany.
The perfect date for Chad? It's really simple. "We're in the desert or the mountains and we get along and have great conversations. We're blasting music and we like the same music. The things we would listen to most would be Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath and Love. That's pretty much all I need."
A white mold smear. A parking lot. Some crusty stuff. The TRASHIES scum-wave crashes on the shores of a new landfill, the waxen filth gyre of your inner ear. Cornfed free range compulsive creators of unnecessary necessity resurface from a survivalist cocoon to place in your ham-fists a trash platter.
New kings of slumberland neo hardcore or chainsaw pop, The Terry Malts claim to be detached, disillusioned, so and so's thriving on barely trying. Better than your last girlfriend or current boyfriend, The Terry malts will fulfill your wildest dreams of moshpit post-pop abandonment.
Born in the hills near Dodger Stadium. WAND listen to Here Come the Warm Jets on loop & plot mail fraud. WAND stole Dale Crover's car & sacrificed it to the weather near the LA County Line. WAND devour mothers, ghosts, serpents and all phenomenon in alphabetical order.
White Fang are the boisterously beating heart of Portland's DIY punk scene. They've played almost every basement within the Willamette River. And in addition to touring with hometown heroes, they forego studio time in favor of bedroom/basement/ bongload recording.
The Dirty Ghosts are pale and unwashed, yet they are funky fresh. The band is always attempting to get new with their style!!!! They are comprised of Allyson Baker, Erin McDermont, and Tony Sevener. Look out for a new lp later this year!
Last year the Stompin' Riff Raffs won over Boogaloo audiences with their charismatic craziness, but this years wild card will be Thunderroads! Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Thunderroads are a high powered mix of music ala MC5, Guitar Wolf, Rip Off's and Teengenerate!