Highly the best discovery at Gonerfest in 2015, hailing from Oakland Pookie is an entire different beast. A kind of pisstake on bubblegum, yet bubblegum. Follow me?
There’s many things to hate: the lead singer’s whiny voice, the deliberate California bubblegum themes (candy, fast food, and blowjobs), but that’s strictly superficial. Instead, Pookie delivers a series of short bursts of self-penned energy-packed pop-punk anthems. In addition, they are wonderful to watch: Pookie’s red mop, the bass player bad motorcycle girl look, and the catty drummer’s wild maneuvers.