Burger Boogaloo celebrates 10 years in Oakland

All hail The Pope of Trash. Burger Boogaloo may be the only festival where fans are just as excited to see its host—cult director and author John Waters—as any band on the bill. The counterculture icon’s slender frame stood behind a podium on stage, his pencil-thin mustache outlined a grin as he welcomed each artist … Continue reading Burger Boogaloo celebrates 10 years in Oakland

Eels Electrify the Regency

“Life is hard, and so am I. You better give me something, so I don’t die.” It’s been 23 years since “Novocaine for the Soul” plunged its way into Eels fans’ hearts. The song’s opening lines still relate, and their live rendition gave the classic tune a much darker twist. If you asked the hundreds … Continue reading Eels Electrify the Regency

Andrew W.K. reveals the power of partying on New Year’s Eve

When Andrew W.K. says it’s time to party, you will party hard. If W.K. had one wish, it would be for all partygoers in all the land to throw caution to the wind and live their best life. The inspirational Party God gives you permission to be exactly who you are. He loves you, and he’s not … Continue reading Andrew W.K. reveals the power of partying on New Year’s Eve

Music is Worth Living For: Andrew W.K. rocks the stage where it all began

“Partying isn’t an action. It’s a state of mind.” It’s one of many spiritual bombs Andrew W.K. dropped on fans at The Fillmore Sept. 6. A pumped-up crowd began to shout as “The Power of Partying” started to play overhead — the sounds lured W.K. diehards closer to the stage, as if they were boarding … Continue reading Music is Worth Living For: Andrew W.K. rocks the stage where it all began