Over the next week, four bars and one house will host Pizza Fest; a delicious set of jamborees combining rock ‘n roll and, you guessed it, pizza. Conceived by musician and writer (and Newcity contributor) Brian Costello, the fest is making its greasy debut this year. “We haven’t done this before so I honestly don’t know what to expect,” Costello says. “But I’m really happy with the lineup and these are all bands I really love.” Personal and the Pizzas, Cococoma, Lover! and Timmy’s Organism are just a few of the bands participating. The idea is that people will come see the shows and eat a lot of pizza. “Sometimes pizza will be free,” Costello says, “but it will be unexpected.” Audiences attending Thursday’s Empty Bottle show will be in for a treat, when a race between Village Pizza and Bacci Pizzeria will be conducted to see which store delivers the fastest. “It will be pure hedonistic fun,” Costello says.
July 28 at the Cobra Lounge, July 29 at Cal’s, July 30 at Empty Bottle, July 31 at Crystal and Rockwell, and August 1 at the Cobra Lounge