A Benefit fo the Jeremy Wilson Foundation
Nuggets Night is a tribute night to the lost gems of ‘60s garage, psych, and beyond to benefit music related nonprofits in Portland, Oregon. This year marks the event’s 10-year anniversary with headlining performances by garage rock legends The Pandoras, The Shadows of Knight, The Woggles and The Loons, plus a multitude of Portland bands all paying tribute to some of the most revolutionary music ever created.
The idea behind Nuggets Night is to bring together fans of obscure ’60s garage and psychedelic rock and provide a night for musicians to play covers from the influential Nuggets compilations and beyond. Each night features 10 Portland opening acts, all playing 15 minute sets on shared backline gear to keep the music rolling. The evening peaks with legendary garage rock icons performing full sets. Rarely is one able to see so many talents in an evening, let alone two nights in a row with the proceeds benefitting musicians and their families in the community.
Headlining this second night of the festival are THE WOGGLES and THE LOONS with:
Portland bands The Pynnacles, Dartgun and the Vignettes, Silver Ships, The Shriekers, The High Violets, Cigarette Mcqueen, Paper Cameras, RAF Mod Band, Ten Million Lights, Salamander Island open the evening with covers and tributes to long lost gems of ‘60s garage, psych, pop and more.
Tickets are $25 each night or $40 for a weekend pass!
Golden Nugget VIP Tickets are $75.00. Limited to 30 tickets.
VIP Tickets include:
VIP seating in Star Theater balcony both nights
Free admission to Something Weird Movie Night w/ Lisa Petrucci at Cinema 21 Thursday, June 22 7 pm
Limited edition 18” x 24” Nuggets Night 2017 screen printed concert poster hand pulled by Pacific North Press
Free copy of Ugly Things magazine Spring 2017 issue
Bag O’ Nugs – Fat bag containing merchandise donated by bands performing at Nuggets Night (May include CDs, LP, 45, stickers, t shirt, posters, pins or other promo material)
Band lineup for night 2, Saturday, June 24:
Dartgun and the Vignettes
The High Violets
RAF Mod Band
Ten Million Lights
DJ Honest John, DJ Hippie Joe, DJ Stanger Things
For two decades, The Woggles have marched forth from Georgia like Sherman in reverse, leveling nightclubs with their hip-shaking, windshield-steaming garage rock fusillade” (Austin Chronicle). From songs that shake the rafters to shows that make for “a dance party rave-up that could melt Dick Clark’s face off” (Village Voice), the Woggles are a four-man delivery system for 200-proof, nitro-fueled rock’n’roll. As their die-hard fans around the world know, music fads and fashions may come and go, but the Woggles share a vision and blaze a trail with the same insanity as the true wildman originators of three-chord mayhem.
The Woggles’ live shows are the stuff of rock’n’roll legend. The four members of the band conjure up a sound that bypasses the brain and goes straight for the hip-bone. The Woggles’ wailing, tambourine flailing leader “The Professor” Mighty Manfred casts the mojo like electricity from his fingertips. He can also be found spinning vintage vinyl and sharing rock’n’roll ephemera on his acclaimed satellite radio show for SiriusXM Channel 21. Before answering the Woggles’ call, Guitar-slinger Flesh Hammer mangled strings with 1980’s faves Guadalcanal Diary. Since the Woggles’ first seven-inch in 1990, Mr. Hammer has also been in the producer’s seat for most of the group’s releases. Pouring on the soul coal and making sure that Woggles’ fans keep their chiropractors busy, the group’s ferocious rhythm section features Alabama catfish farmer Dan Elektro on drums and the unflappable Buzz Hagstrom on bass. Mr. Elektro was already paying his dues at the age of ten when he sat behind the skins for his father’s band, the Country Gentlemen. Mr. Hagstrom is native to Folkestone England, and his impeccable continental sense of style comes with a license to kill. On occasion The Woggles’ celebrated rhythm section has also recorded and toured as members of Medway England’s legendary Graham Day & the Gaolers.
The Loons - Evoking the wildest trips of the ’66 Sunset Strip, the Loons, from San Diego, California, have been playing their smart, inventive brand of psychotic beat for almost twenty years. Lead singer is Mike Stax of Ugly Things Magazine, Anja Stax plays bass, Marc Schroeder and Chris Marsteller are the guitarists, and Mike Kamoo is their drummer and producer. Shindig Magazine described them as “a perfect pairing of Love-influenced garage-psych and British underground in the mould of the Pretty Things, played with preternatural style and ability,” and The Sunday Experience raves that the Loons “pack in more soul savvy psych blues in three and a half minutes than most bands do in a lifetime.” The Loons’ fourth album, INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND, was be released by BOMP! Records in 2015. Also, a new 45 “Miss Clara Regrets” b/w “Alexander” was released by Dirty Water Records.