Posted in music | pictures on August 4, 2014

photos by Debi Del Grande

The Muffs / Best Coast / La Sera
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California
Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Song by song, band by band they came. Peach Kelli Pop, the catchy, girl-group suggestive punk band fronted by Allie Hanlon, delivered verse-chorus-verse songs about love and heartbreak. The primal Coathangers, from Atlanta, offered a more menacing set, highlighting tracks from their new album, "Suck My Shirt." Featuring swapped vocals from Julia Kugel (a.k.a. Crook Kid Coathanger) and drummer Stephanie Luke (Rusty Coathanger), the band delivered the most dangerous and aggressive set of the night -- and one of the best.

Scene figureheads the Muffs, led by rocket-fueled singer-guitarist Kim Shattuck, recently reconvened to release a new album on Burger, and the band performed selections of it and its much-loved '90s back catalog to fans who knew every word, and younger others first hearing the bridge that connects older acts with new headliners like the Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast. - [LA Times]

Burger Records presented Burger A-Go-Go on Saturday (8/2) at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA featuring an all-girl-group (or at least female-fronted) lineup, including Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, The Muffs, Shannon & the Clams, La Sera, The Coathangers, Peach Kelli Pop, Death Valley Girls, and a whole lot more. Pictures from Burger A-Go-Go are in this post.

For those of us who don't live in the OC, you can get a taste of Burger's spirit on the upcoming Burger Caravan of Stars tour, featuring The Coathangers, Cherry Glazerr (who was in NYC this past weekend), together PANGEA and more. The NYC stop at Bowery Ballroom is October 30 and tickets are still available. Shannon & the Clams will be here soon too.

More pics from Burger A-Go-Go below...

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Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Dead Pansies

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Death Valley Girls

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Sex Stains

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Kim House

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Summer Twins

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Penny Machine

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Teenage Burritos

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Cheryll

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

The Muffs

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Peach Kelli Pop

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Bombon

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

La Sera

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Colleen Green

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Bleached

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

The Coathangers

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Shannon and the Clams

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Dum Dum Girls

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Best Coast

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

Burger a-Go-Go at the Observatory - Santa Ana, California

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Comments (40)

this should be good

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 10:56 AM

where all the bros at?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 11:03 AM

Do bands form just to play this show and then break up right after? Who are these people?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 11:20 AM

oh ok so chicks only?

feels sexist, jus sayin

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 11:26 AM

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 11:28 AM

Pretty decent lineup for Burger.

Bethany's outfit is really bad. I'm assuming it's Nastygal.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 11:35 AM

Whatever, Shannon and The Clams slayed!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 12:54 PM

^slayed the deli tray maybe.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 1:34 PM

Really nice photos. The lineup isn't bad at all.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:12 PM

Oh look, a bunch of awesome ladies playing in a bunch of awesome bands. What's not to like?

I haven't seen Shannon and the Clams, but they do indeed rock.

The haters should shut up and go back to waxing their mustaches.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:13 PM

Shanon and The Clams and The Oysters and The French Fries and The Hush Puppies and The Onion Rings and The Tartar Sauce and The Sweet Tea and The Deserts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:23 PM

Anyone making fun of Shannon and the Clams has not heard them. They are INCREDIBLE, both live and in recording. Go listen to them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:25 PM

Which deserts, the Sahara? the Gobi? Remember, desserts has two s's and they stand for 'something sweet'

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:27 PM

What's INCREDIBLE is that whale didn't have a cardiac episode at some point during the set.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:29 PM

that's not even fat rock. that's morbidly obese rock. i think she weighs more than that dude in madball. disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:31 PM

The chick from Best Coast is too old to still be shopping at Hot Topic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:38 PM

Is there a single girl-led band that doesn't dress like prostitutes anymore? Any?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:42 PM

Fashion thoughts:

Soooo many stupid tattoos. When these ladies hit 30, there going to shelling out a lot of $ for removal.

Big girl from SATC shouldn't wear stripes.

As 2:38 said, Bethany dresses like an angsty 15 year old from Orange County.

Someone needs to tell KBK that Chucks w/ a dress is only cute on teenagers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:50 PM

Any hummus at the concession stands?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 3:41 PM

Kasey and The Chickpea Band were great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 3:54 PM

Wow. A lot of dicks on this site. Luckily they weren't at the show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 7:00 PM

HAHAHAHA I like how many of you think this is a fashion blog! MUSIC people, MUSIC! By practicing and hauling around equipment in your car from venue to venue and if your lucky end up going on tour... this may help most appreciate the beauty in it all. No one puts it better than Mike Watt "start your own band!"

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 12:26 AM

Sorry to have missed this one, hope to catch some of the Burger bands when they come East.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 12:48 AM

You can add Brooklyn Vegan anons to the reasons we still need feminism.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 12:12 PM

Generation Tattoo is out of control. These people look awful.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 12:28 PM

Sex Stains are great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 1:13 PM

Wow! You haters are pathetic. Your opinion should be kept to yourself. Shannon has more talent and style than anyone posting on here I am sure. She is totally hot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 3:16 PM

^bwahahahaha


What color is the sky in the world you live in?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 3:23 PM

The only criticism I would have is: I sure am sick of being categorized as a girl musician, in a girl group, or asked to play girl like ups. It feel weird. WE SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME. Girl power is rad but was this even booked by a girl or some pervy dude? I am a musician!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 3:24 PM

And it really bums me out when a "girl band" has one girl in it :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 3:44 PM

3:16, what is the point of your post? That woman is not "totally hot". She is morbidly obese and will probably die young. Trying to normalize something like that is irresponsible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 3:53 PM

We're officially at the point where tattoos are more conformist than iconoclastic right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:05 PM

LA trash

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:12 PM

4:05: I like a lot of these groups, but yes. At this point, seeing people with tattoos around a neighborhood means the rent's high. A signifier of rich white people.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:20 PM

^4:05 here. That's not true. Poor people get tattoos too. Lots of them.


Thin white people (and Asians) with no tattoos, is usually the sign of successful environment.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:28 PM

3:16, it is disappointing to see that you believe those you disagree with should keep quiet, how will you ever learn anything if you surround yourself with people you agree with?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:33 PM

^I would say that surrounding yourself exclusively with people who subscribe to the same warped worldview as you do, is the ONLY way to delude yourself into beliving a 350 pound woman is "totally hot".

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2014 4:43 PM

At CityFest 2014 we'll begin the official countdown of this website's demise. I will also be doing a special dance on the BV grave.

"When I moved to New York BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH..." Post city folk stink.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | August 5, 2014 5:02 PM

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