Fact: there is nothing better than pizza. Double fact: yes, there is, and that’s a weekend filled with garage rock, fuzz, and, oh yeah, pizza.
Brooklyn label King Pizza Records is bringing their artists and friends together for the fourth ever Pizza Fest, taking place June 22-24. With 21 bands in 3 days, this festival thrown by the small indie label is proof you don’t need Randall’s Island or Prospect Park in order to throw a summer festival. It helps to have pizza though, did I mention the pizza? There will be cheap, delicious pizza for everyone and each night will be kicked off with a reading from Pizza Scribe David Napolitano’s The Book of Yum Yums, which definitely completes some kind of internet BINGO card out there.
The weekend-long celebration of garage rock and pizza is taking place at Williamsburg’s The Gutter (200 N. 14th St.) on Thursday and Friday and Bushwick hot spot El Cortez (17 Ingraham St.) on Saturday.
You may be thinking that with 21 freaking cool bands over three days, that this is going to cost all the money. NOPE. Thursday and Friday night are $8 each, Saturday is $10 and if you get a 3 day pass it’s only $20 for a full weekend of fun. That’s $285 less than Governors Ball, for reference.