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Burger Records' Caravan of Stars 

When: Mon., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. 2014


LOCAL 506—The California-based label Burger Records began as a humble cassette imprint, issuing ultra-limited editions of music by popular garage rockers such as Nobunny, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips. Oh, how they've grown: In less than a decade, Burger moved from niche curiosity to collector magnet to, now, a stylistic standard-bearer. The label's catalog of punchy, peppy garage rock includes plenty of nods to old-school punk, power-pop and psych-rock, but it largely displays a consistent vision and purpose. This can be for better and worse, but Burger has played a pivotal role in the resurgence of cassette tapes and in popularizing young garage bands such as Audacity, The Cosmonauts and Shannon & The Clams.

In the last two years, the label's influence has stretched beyond mere magnetic tape and onto the stage, too. In 2012, they launched the Burgerama festival and, last year, their so-called Caravan of Stars. This week, the Burger troupe arrives in Chapel Hill with Los Angeles' together PANGEA, Holland's Mozes and the Firstborn and Puerto Rico's AJ Davila & Terror Amor—all quintessential Burger acts. Despite their differences, all three bands seem to define Burger's fun-first ear for revivalist rock 'n' roll.

Badillac, together PANGEA's third album, thrives on strung-out jangle, adenoidal hooks and stoner profundity, a casual collision of jittery pop-punk and slacker indie fare. Mozes and the Firstborn take a markedly lo-fi approach, layering surfy guitars over acoustic strumming, lazy melodies and casual rhythms. Leading a band named for his 2014 solo album, AJ Davila, who fronts the acclaimed Davila 666, offers a streamlined vision of garage-punk that borrows liberally from The Spits. Wilmington's Free Clinic, who open, claim no affiliation with Burger Records, despite their complementary affection for '60s pop and fuzz. 7 p.m., $12, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-942-5506, local506.com. —Bryan C. Reed

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