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

Black Dahlia Murder & Power Trip Tear Through UC Theatre

Melodic death metal brethren of The Black Dahlia Murder descended upon Berkeley's UC Theatre — frontman Trevor Strnad threw up a sleeved arm, smirked at fans, and started screeching into his mic. An already amped up, sweaty crowd roared, a swirl of bodies furiously circled and swung and bounced from one shoulder to another. People came out … Continue reading Black Dahlia Murder & Power Trip Tear Through UC Theatre

Power Trip unleash politically-charged mayhem at GAMH

The politically-charged amalgamation of metal, punk, and hardcore — better known as Power Trip — brought their anarchic energy to Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Fans thrust themselves into the stage, devouring vocalist Riley Gale, and taking part in the raw, aggressive experience unfolding before them. The floor opened up. People circled the pit, hardcore … Continue reading Power Trip unleash politically-charged mayhem at GAMH