What is the PRF?
A loose affiliation of musicians, artists, and generally critical thinking individuals that was borne off of the internet forum of Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago.
What does PRF stand for?
“Premiere Rock Forum”, it’s a dumb inside joke and a terrible story… but it’s where we’re at. “Premiere Rock Family” also works. (awwwwww)
What is a PRF BBQ?
A PRF BBQ is an event somewhere between a festival with all excellent bands, and a party for friends that are united in their love of independent music. You can generally strike up a conversation with anybody around you and you will find a friendly face and somebody that is doing great stuff. It’s kind of a unique setup that way. There is food, great music and good times. What, you need more?
When is the PRF BBQ West?
Friday May 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th 2014. The schedule of bands is on another page.
Where is the PRF BBQ West?
At Leo’s… formerly Leo’s Pro Audio in Oakland. A new venue.
5447 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
Will the venue be open?
What if it isn’t?
Then the event will happen somewhere else as scheduled, but it is happening. Count on it.
I thought the PRF BBQ was in Chicago.
Is that a question?
I thought the PRF BBQ was in Chicago?
At the time of this writing, there have been 9 PRF BBQ events in Chicago. With a tenth one scheduled for June. The PRF BBQ started in Chicago, there have also been two in the upper peninsula of Michigan, one in New York, one in Austin and one in the UK. PRFBBQ.com is about as great of a resource as you will find for that kind of archival information.
So to answer your question, the PRF BBQ is in Chicago… but it is also in those other cities *AND* Oakland. In short: the PRFBBQ is everywhere. We are legion!
Is it all ages?
It is not. Sorry. It is 21+.
How much is it?
3 day passes are $30, 1 Day Passes are $12 per day advance
($15 day of)
You can click the passes link up top to get yours.
Will it sell out?
Possibly? Probably? Don’t take the chance, just buy a pass in advance would you?
I don’t know all of the bands, what’s up with that?
There is going to be a compilation of the acts performing to listen to, that will be available shortly. Until then we suggest checking out the bands respective pages to give them a list.
These events are not about any one band, but you also are going to hear some incredible music that you’ve never heard that will blow your mind.
That’s kind of how this rolls.
And there will actually be BBQ?
BBQ will be provided by Sneaky’s BBQ