Explore the world of the PRF BBQ. Started in 2009, in a basement in the city of Chicago, The PRF BBQ’s have spread to New York, and Austin, soon to be followed by Copenhagen and Oakland.


A few of us local Denver Boardies (FM_OFFAL FM_JEREMY B and I) have decided to add a Mountain Standard time PRF BBQ this year. We currently have secured a venue that will host Saturday and Sunday all day including music, second room for art, food and congregation. This is early planning stages and we are of course looking for a few more core volunteers on the critical items. Friday night will be at a local venue, we are renting a sanctioned DIY spot called the Bakery that is downtown for saturday and sunday activities. Good access to light rail and busses can be had from the downtown spot and certainly walkable to Air BnB areas.

Please email if you would like to play and if you would like to attend since we will be getting a list. Also looking for volunteers, for art, food, brewing etc.


See you next year


FRIDAY – April 26th – TBA (brewery or venue)

Saturday – April 27th – The Bakery (downtown) 2-Midnight; includes BBQ and Beer

Sunday – April 28th – The Bakery (downtown) 2-Midnight; includes BBQ and Beer

Now taking Band submissions at

We will likely be limiting it in the 20-24 band range for the weekend. We also will be requesting pre-pay tickets for the weekend that will include food and drink

Conan Neutron and Secret Friends (MIL)
The Gary (Austin)
Laurium (Denver)
Teacup Gorilla (Denver)
Hooper (Denver)
Sewing Needle (Chicago)
The Conformists (STL)
Muscle Brain (STL)
The Simulators (Denver)
New Standards Men (Denver)
Surrender Signal (Denver)
Flowlines (Denver)
Wrinkle (Denver)

PRF Thundersnow ’19: Feb. 15-17, 2019!


Room rates will be posted early next week! For now, if ya wanna play the thing, email with your band name and a link to your tunes.

Here are this year’s room rates. You can call Terrace Bay Inn at 906-786-7554. When calling, be sure to mention you are booking for the “PRF Thundersnow” weekend. That weekend is blocked off for us at the moment, so that’s the password.

We’re gonna stick to roughly the same number of bands and schedule that Jeff put together last year, because that was chill as fuck, so that was like 20, 21 bands. So yeah. You know the drill – we’ll shoot for a mix of old faves and fresh BLOOD.

For anyone seeing this that’s not familiar and is all, “ooh, what’s that?” This is our annual getaway to the frozen nort’ of the Upper Peninsula, where we all take over the coolest hotel in the UP, set up bands in the ballroom, jump from the sauna into the pool and then into the hot tub and then into the snow and back into the pool, and partake in as much debauchery as one can with a bunch of fizzy water around. It’s a thing.

Let’s play some songs, get weird in the fish cleaning room, shotgun beers on the frozen lake, have a pool party, eat, drink and be merry. It’s everyone’s birthday. Happy birthday!


(Bands: please include your weekend availability in said email)





August 31: Mercury Lounge, NYC

7:30 The Milford
8:15 Husbandry
9:00 Language
9:45 Risk / Reward
10:30 HUH
11:15 Nonagon (Chicago)
12:00 sewingneedle (Chicago)
12:45 Faking (Philadelphia)
1:15 Austerity Program

September 1: Trans Pecos

5:00 J. Foley
5:45 Final Boss
6:30 Thurn and Taxis
7:15 Forces
8:00 Reindeer Castle
8:45 Least Best Beast (Peeskill, NY)
9:30 Cushing (Portland, ME)
10:15 Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death (Jersey City, NJ)
11:00 We Ride On
11:45 Superblonde
12:30 Goddard (Worcester, MA)
1:15 Bbigpigg


PRF NYC is a gathering of independent music fans and friends that met through Electrical Audio’s forum section. This will be the second hosting of the PRF ( the jocularly dubbed “premier rock forum”) in New York City, following previous PRF events in Chicago, Milwaukee, Louisville, the San Francisco Bay Area, among others. United by a shared interest in record engineering, independent music, and aluminum guitars, PRF NYC is an event to bring this community of bands together.


PRF BBQ 2018

Thursday, 6/21

Friday 6/22 The Columbines’ Friday Night Bonfire at IBW
415 N Sangamon (N Sangamon & W Kinzie)
The Cell Phones
The Columbines
cmn i need yr hlp
Fuzz Box DJs
Life on Mercury
Tijuana Hercules

Saturday 6/23 – Nonagon Presents Saturday at Workshop 4200
4200 W Diversey – Please use the main entrance on Tripp
The Austerity Program
Body Futures
Bone and Bell
The Gary
Maple Stave
Nicholas Papador
Photo Curio
The Rutabega

Sunday 6/24 – OUT Presents Sunday at Workshop 4200
Brief Candles
Fucker Jr.
God Eaters
Heroes of Like Erie
Hungry Man
Korean Jeans
Mint Mile
New Standards Men
Small Awesome
These Estates

Want to go? Donate $40 via Paypal to to get on the donor list. Donors get into all 4 events.

Donations and raffle proceeds – minus expenses which we are doing our best to keep modest as hell – will be split 50/50 between Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and Sarah’s Circle.



Q: Where is this happening?
Friday Night: IBW Illuminated Brew Works located at 415 N Sangamon (N Sangamon & W Kinzie) in Chicago’s West Loop.
Saturday & Sunday: Workshop 4200 is located at 4200 W Diversey (W Diversey & N Tripp) in Chicago. Please use the main entrance located on Tripp Avenue.

Q: I can only go to one night, do I still have to donate $40?
A: Hell yes, where else are you going to eat, drink, and watch 6-16 great bands for $40?

Q: Can I repost this elsewhere?
A: No, this information is available everywhere it needs to be.

PRF West Coast 2018 Tickets On Sale

PRF West Coast 2018 tickets are now on sale! This year will be May 18–20th at The Golden Bull in Oakland.

Notice: Ticket Pre-Sales Have Ended!

A full, 3-day pass is $30. Single-day tickets are available for $12 ($15 at the door). Advance tickets are available for purchase via Paypal below (tickets will be available at will-call for pickup at the door).

Choose Day

Friday, May 18 — 6pm

Glowing Brain (ex Nervous, Love Moon, whatfunlifewas, Lysine)
Modern Man
Vulgar Trade

Saturday May 19 — 6pm

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends
the tunnel
Hurry Up Shotgun
The Loyalists
Silence Mill

Sunday, May 20 — 6pm

Drug Apts
Tiki Dreamers (Justin Trosper of Unwound w/ members of Drug Apts)
Rip Room
Shame Waves
Color TV
Glass Factory

Choose Day