The 33rd Annual Human Barbecue music festival at Penn's alternative-frat-cum-music-venue Pilam, takes place this Saturday, April 9th. This year the festival is filled with enough hardcore, pop, psych, garage and shoegaze to fill all three of the space's three levels of stages.
The all-local line-up and schedule has just been released, so allow us to walk you through each band so you may plan your festing schedule.
4:35 p.m.: Acid Kicks - Grungey lo-fi with low, anthemic vocals
5:10 p.m.: Water Beasts - Minimal instrumental
5:40 p.m.: Dangerbird - Political, heavy psych-punk
6:00 p.m.: Nothing - Breathy indie rock
6:30 p.m.: Satanized - Freak out noise with skizo vocals
7:10 p.m.: Total F&^king Destruction - Metal punk with screeching howls
7:40 p.m.: Heavy Medical - Head-pounding drums and hardcore
8:20 p.m.: The Armchairs - Upbeat, coming-of-age surf ballads
9:15 p.m.: Creepoid - Drugged-out shoegaze with experiemntal static
10:00 p.m.: Sounds of Kaleidoscope - Syd Barrett-y psychadelica
10:50 p.m.: Arc in Round - Ambient, hazy ditties with female vocals
11:30 p.m.: Asteroid #4 - Straight-up folk, with real guitar solos
The whole event cost just $10 bucks and includes 12 bands and over eight hours of music. The gigantic victorian building will open its doors at noon for some grilling and for a chance to check out the housemate's bands, before kicking off the real festivities at 4:30 p.m. Pilam has gone legit this time around and registered the fest with the city, so, there will be no chance of a shut-down, however, this means the event is now considered "dry," so no (visible) alcohol is allowed, if you catch our drift.