poster by Plastic Flame Press

June 6-9, 2019
Chicago, various locations

June 6th – 7:00-10:00pm
Boozy Grin (message Calvin Fredrickson on FB or email for address)

June 7th – 7:00pm-midnight
Illuminated Brew Works (415 N Sangamon)

June 8th – 12:00pm-2:00am
Workshop 4200 (4200 W Diversey)

June 9th – 10:00am-10:15pm
Workshop 4200 (4200 W Diversey)

THURSDAY at Boozy Grin

7:00 – Terriers (acoustic)
7:30 – Ovef Ow
8:15 – Hungry Man
9:00 – Stomatopod

FRIDAY at Illuminated Brew Works

7:30 – FCKR JR
8:15 – Walking Bicycles
9:00 – Djunah
9:45 – Big’n
10:30 – SNWV
11:15 – Whales

SATURDAY at Workshop 4200

12:00 – The Rutabega
12:45 – Korean Jeans
1:30 – Panda Riot
2:00 – LUNCH (not a band)
2:45 – Blanco Suave
3:30 – Motes
4:15 – Imelda Marcos
5:10 – Rally
5:55 – Parlour
6:40 – Father Werewolf
7:10 – DINNER / BREAK (not bands)
8:10 – Pinky Doodle Poodle
8:55 – IfIHadAHiFi
9:40 – Maple Stave
10:25 – The Cell Phones
11:10 – TBA (a to-be-announced band)
11:55 – Fugazi Karaoke by Marclawzi
12:40 – Fuzzbox DJs

SUNDAY at Workshop 4200 – 4200 W Diversey

10:30 – PenRF
12:00 – Smashed Plastic Record Pressing tour (not a band)
1:00 – Mars Hill
1:45 – Photo-Curio
2:30 – Petrillo
3:00 – LUNCH (not a band)
3:30 – KICKBALL / BREAK (not bands)
5:00 – Salvation
5:45 – Burned or Buried
6:30 – Tart
7:00 – DINNER (not a band)
7:45 – RAFFLE (not a band)
8:15 – Paper Mice
9:00 – Out
9:45 – Nonagon
10:15 – CLEAN UP (not a band)

PASSES: Donate $40 via Paypal to, click “sending to a friend,” and list your full name in the notes.

CHARITY: Our two charity partners this year are TPAN ( and A Long Walk Home (

LIVE STREAM: Wholesome Zine will be livestreaming Saturday & Sunday’s performances for your listening pleasure! THIS IS THE LIVE STREAM

Band Submissions for PRFBBQ2019

Maple Stave
Imelda Marcos
St. Marlboro
Stick Horse
Cat Casual & the Final Word
Sidekick Kato
The Rutabega
The Cell Phones
Ryoki Center
Burned or Buried
Erratic Retaliator
Rail Meat
Fucker Jr.
Light Coma
Andrew Cohen & Light Coma
Andrew Cohen solo
Korean Jeans
Mars Hill
Mint Mile
Hungry Man
Pinky Doodle Poodle
Rollo Tomasi
La Fea
Slander Cannon
Daughters of Saint Crispin
Ovef Ow
Redshift Headlights
Bon Air
Garbage Man
Soft Jolts
Blanco Suave
Sasquatch Turf War
Father Werewolf
Walking Bicycles
William Covert
Les Vikq
Panda Riot
Second City Shuffle Band
Daddy and Other Daddy

PRFBBQ 2019 vital info!

This Friday will mark a deadline. The point past which you will not be able to vote on the band ballot for what is (in my humble opinion) the best DIY music event on earth. For a mere $40 donation you can support and/or attend what some have called “the gathering of the huggalos” (hugs optional).

It’s a party and benefit (this year for TPAN and The Long Walk Home) that features food, DJs, beer, fizzy water, friends, music, and hugs (hugs optional). There may even be a literary component.

It’s my favorite weekend of every year.

If you would like to throw in, paypal me a $40-per-pass donation at

If you do it in the next couple of days you will be able to have a say in which bands play (ballot to come!)

If you are part of a musical endeavor that would like to play for a crowd thirsty and enthusiastic music fans, email a submission (link to music or video) to

Again: if you are unfamiliar, YOU ARE WELCOME.
Let me know if you have ANY questions.


Chicago summer BBQ –

* Thursday June 6 from 6PM to ???  – BBQ kickoff house party in Logan Square

* Friday June 7 from 7 to ???  – bands and bonfire in the West Loop

* Saturday June 8 from noon to midnight – bands and BBQ at Workshop 4200, afterparty from 12 onward

* Sunday June 9 from 2  to 10PM – more bands and BBQ at Workshop 4200

How can I go?  Donate $40 via Paypal to to get on the donor list. Donors get into all 4 events. Donations (minus modest expenses) and ALL raffle proceeds will be split 50/50 between Test Positive Aware Network and A Long Walk Home.  Use the “send to a friend’ option as it’s a charity donation and John doesn’t need to pay fees.

Can I donate without PayPal?  Sure, send an email to and we’ll work it out.

Who’s playing this year?  Apart from a few surprises, donors are going to make the call this year.  Bands are already submitting their names and links to music, and people who have donated will do a ranked choice vote for their favorites after submissions are closed April 5th.  We’ll contact bands by votes and the lineup will take shape as they confirm that they can play.