Burger Revolution VI Celebrates Regional Music, San Antonio DIY Scene


  • Veronica Luna

Perhaps the best thing Burger Records has ever contributed to the world, Burger Revolution, begun in 2013, is an international day of shows in the spirit of the Fullerton, California-based DIY label.

The loosely organized day of shows is meant to promote the label, notable especially for its impressive and ever-growing roster of garage/psych rock bands, and to lend the visibility of the label’s name and branding (and, in some cases, its acts) to bands and DIY scenes in cities throughout the U.S. and the world.

The San Antonio incarnation of Burger Revolution has enjoyed success over the last six years and will take place on Saturday, March 10 this year.

A collaborative effort between Burger, local DIY tape label Deadweight Tapes, local venue/booking team K23, and music store Friends of Sound Records (which will host the event again this year), SA’s Burger Revolution VI would be a can’t-miss affair even if it wasn’t free. As a free, all-ages celebration of DIY culture in music, this is exactly the kind of event that the music-loving public should support in droves.

This year’s lineup, which boasts 15 bands and several DJs, makes its own powerful argument for your attention.

At the top of the lineup, the only out of state bands on the bill are Cali punk/emo crew Pity Party and Phoenix-based alt-country (by way of punk) outfit Drunk Jim Outlaw and the Neon Cowboys.

Austin bands, which are heavily represented in this showcase, include heavy mutant rock tribe Endless Sewer, indie garage rock/folk band Lola Tried, psychedelic desert rock outfit Haze County, and instrumental prog-metal/post-rock project No, I’m the Leader.

The core of this beefy lineup, SA bands slated to play include dream-punk powerhouse Topo Chica, experimental sludge-pop outfit Porridge Fist, hardcore punk crew Social Trauma, post-metal band Percocet, weirdo piano pop magician Harvey McLaughlin, surf-punk act The Funeral Crashers, dream-pop group Processions, and garage/scuzz-pop project Whatever?, whose driving-force Tony Gnosis runs Deadweight Tapes and helped put this shindig together.

The Disgustoids, a party ready grunge-punk act from Beaumont, round out the bill. The whole day-long affair will also feature local artisan and food vendors.

For more information, including specific vendors and set times, visit the Facebook event page.

Free, noon-2am, Sat, Mar 10, Friends of Sound Records, 700 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 971-8044, friendsofsound.com.

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