A crowd of pleasant punks and sartorial time vacationers gathered in Oakland for the primary day of Mosswood Meltdown on Saturday. Hosted by cult filmmaker and artist John Waters, the two-day celebration of throwback storage rock and punk returned to Mosswood Park as scrappy and completely queer-centered as ever.
Highlights from the sun-baked first day included the bouncy storage rock of Morgan and the Organ Donors, who warmed up the smaller Amphitheatre Stage adorned with googly eyes and a gumball machine. The viewers twisted and bopped to the 220.127.116.11’s—a Japanese rockabilly band maybe greatest recognized for showing in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Invoice Vol. 1. Ending an extended hiatus, feminist artwork rock icons Le Tigre closed out the primary stage in an electrifying set.
With meals from native eateries like Aburaya and Noodle Stomach, free bangs trims and electrical guitars on the market, the competition has develop into a July 4 weekend household reunion of kinds for the Bay Space’s do-it-yourself punk scene.
On Sunday, riot grrrls Bratmobile and punk quintet Mika Miko each reunite after years aside. Oakland’s personal electro group Gravy Practice!!!!, led by icon Brontez Purnell, convey Mosswood Meltdown to an in depth.
🗓 July 1-2, 2023
📍Mosswood Park, Oakland