Words and Photos by Cam Evans
Having been watching Burger Records grow more and more since 2013 for me has always been a treat. Signing on independent acts to their label, distributing a majority of artists on cassette, and having massive success within their respected music scenes, Burger Records has become a staple in the independent music world and being one of the labels to make cassettes cool again. So imagine my surprise and excitement when I got to be apart of photographing the first two nights of Burger-A-Go-Go in San Francisco at The Independent and saying that the line up of acts was terrific is putting it way too lightly for words. The first night had the weirdo psych-rock band FEELS kick out the tour, followed by badass rockin’ rollers The Flytraps (my new favorite band) bringing one hell of a gut punch for the night. The next two bands Death Valley Girls and The Coathangers (also another new favorite) also produced fantastic energy in the room that night; in fact, while The Coathangers were setting up, “girls to the front” was being chatted to show support for the all-girls rock outfit. The second night was a much more mellow night for bands with Patsy’s Rats opening, Summer Twins followed by Winter with lush dream pop sounds, and closing out the night Dengue Fever bringing amazing energy to the crowd mixing in beautiful sounds of world music and psychedelic pop. Overall, I was super happy to be apart of both nights showcasing some incredible artists for the night, and I am hoping in the near future that I get to photograph another event for whatever Burger Records puts on.