Pretty much every major city has a scene that they are well recognized for pioneering. Larger cities like L.A. and New York have the good fortune of kicking off far more than just a single style of music, which allows residents of the city to pick and choose between truly authentic musical offerings that speak to them.
One of the more exciting scenes that has been pioneered across Los Angeles and southern California is surf rock. Originally kicking off with groups like the Beach Boys, it has evolved to encompass punk bands like Wavves and Best Coast who have taken a lackadaisical and lo-fi approach to surf jams.
Those who love the genre know that there is only one place to get a strong, concentrated dose of surf rock and that’s at Burgerama, the single day festival which features groups like The Mummies, Flamin’ Groovies, and Cosmonauts. These bands have thrown their style back to older inspirations, opting for a more classic rock vibe that helps everything feel like the ‘60s all of the sudden, which was quite the interesting time for Los Angeles anyway.
Be sure to snatch up a few tickets and prepare to be transported back in time to the rockin’ Santa Monica pier and catch a few waves on your way there.
Address: 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026