Didn’t get to make the trek to Austin for any SXSW festivities? Turns out, you can have your [birthday] cake and eat it too!
Saturday marks Paper Tiger’s one-year-anniversary celebration ― properly dubbed Heatwave ― with quite the posse in tow: CocoRosie, Protomartyr, Lust For Youth, Pure Bathing Culture, Prayers, Methyl Ethel, Guerilla Toss, Boan, Inhalt, Moze Pray, Samantha Glass, Filthy, and Ellis Redon. Happy day of birth, Paper Tiger! And we can’t think of a better way to follow up Paper Tiger’s anniversary than with a proper Burger Hangover. On Sunday Burger Records and SA’s Fuzzland Productions will present Hangover IV, a mostly SXSW spillover of bands from the Burger label with a few local bands and others all thrown in the mix. Expect acts from Shannon and the Clams, La Luz, Night Beats, The Spits, Hinds, Cosmonauts, The Rich Hands, The Bolos, White Lung, No Parents, Guantanamo Baywatch, Tijuana Panthers, All Dogs, Mean Jeans, Plastic Pinks, The Gooch Palms, Pizza Time, and plenty more. Both events, which are all ages, start at noon. Click here to purchase tickets.
Mmm, burgers and music. So, what is it about food and business names, anyway?!
If you’re not familiar with Burger Records, here’s a little background info.
Burger Records is an independent record label and store based in Fullerton, California. Lee Rickard and Sean Bohrman started the label in 2007, followed by the opening of a record store two years later. Since then, Burger Records has come a long way, producing hundreds of releases; hosting their own annual music festival, Burgerama; and growing their label’s catalog known for that garage-rock-meets-bubblegum vibe. Bands who have released their titles or reissued/re-released on the label include Cherry Glazerr, Tracy Bryant, Fidlar, Hinds, Cosmonauts, Night Beats, Thee Oh Sees, The Orwells, Shannon and the Clams, and Veruca Salt.
While Burger Records releases music on vinyl and CDs, it’s actually the cassette tape that dominates their catalog and proves to be a popular format for the label’s artists and its growing number of fans. Could cassettes really be making a nostalgic comeback? Or maybe the cassette culture never really went away and has managed to stay alive via the underground indie scene? Whatever the case, we’re just here for the music!
To commemorate the big weekend over at Paper Tiger, we’ve put together a Heatwave + Burger Hangover IV playlist featuring bands scheduled to play at the venue.