Nixon Music Trips To Burger-A-Go-Go
On August 2nd, we packed up the camera and a handful of our favorite new Nixon's and headed north to The Observatory in Santa Ana. The female fronted fest put established acts the likes of Best Coast, Bleached, The Muffs, Shannon & The Clams and Dum Dum Girls alongside amazing up and comers like Summer Twins, The Feels, Téte, L.A. Witch and more.
While the full day did more than inspire us that the future of riff-riddled rock and roll is in great hands, our most memorable moment may have been Bethany Consentino of Best Coast capping off their set with a guitarless cover Blink-182's "Dammit," followed by the toss of an inflatable palm tree out into the screaming, sweaty, "I'm A Burger Babe" button-clad crowd.
Bethany of Best Coast
Burger Records, the once-little tape gem from the OC, is now home base for garage lo-fi kings & queens—with artists ranging from the dark blues sound of Curtis Harding to the sweet and distorted pop of LA-transplant Colleen Green. Burger has proved to be more than just the sum of it's output and reignited the DIY scene of Southern California.
If there was one takeaway from Burger-A-Go-Go, it's that there is no shortage of young, inspired rock and rollers ready to take on tomorrow by picking up a guitar today.
Hit play on our playlist of favorite bands from Burger-A-Go-Go and check out our photos from the fest below.
Kid Coathanger of The Coathangers
Malia of Dum Dum Girls rocking The Time Teller
La Sera Setlist
Vicky of Vicky and The Vengents and the Nixon for Kate Spade Saturday Time Teller P
Ellie of LA Witch and friends
Fabi, founder of She Shreds Magazine
Burger Boy, Izak of The Memories
Melissa of The Aquadolls
Lauren of The Lovely Bad Things and the Nixon for Kate Spade Saturday Time Teller P