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All In, Allston: This weekend’s Awesome Day Fest spreads the Rock City love across four venues

 

A few months ago we cracked open a can of fuck yeah in announcing Awesome Day Fest, an annual DIY music festival held across multiple music venues and bars in Allston. “We thought peak awesome was finally reached [last year],” we wrote. “We were wrong.”

Since then, Awesome Day Fest has grown even larger, adding extra bands and stages to its initial lineup. So as it fast approaches with a kickoff party Friday night at O’Brien’s Pub and a full slate of shows on Saturday at the Model Cafe, Great Scott, Wonderbar, and O’Brien’s, we figured we were due for a proper update.

On tap this weekend are about two dozen bands and artists, a wrestling crew, a DJ or two, and a wide variety of sounds, from metal to electro-pop to singer-songwriters to Robby Roadsteamer. There are even two can’t miss indie rock reunions, as Codetta and Vic Firecracker return to the stage after several years away.

 
 

Truly something for everyone.

Check to the lineups and links below, and take note: a $20 pass, available at the participating venues (except the Model), gets you into everything. You like a side of everything with your awesome? Of course you do. Dive in.

Friday, May 29 @ O’Brien’s Pub, 3 Harvard Ave., Allston
Never Got Caught, Gozu, The Heave Ho, Hey Zeus
Kickoff Party! 8 p.m., $12, 21-plus, event info, Do617 page

 
 

Saturday, May 30 @ The Model Cafe, 7 North Beacon St., Allston
Ryan Lee Crosby, Sarah Borges, Dan Nicklin, Greg Lyon
Matinee show! 1 p.m., FREE, 21-plus, event info, Do617 page


Saturday, May 30 @ Wonderbar, 186 Harvard Ave, Allston
B.L.O.W.W., Robby Roadsteamer, the Humanoids
Afternoon delights! 3 p.m., $12, 21-plus, event info, Do617 page


Saturday, May 30 @ O’Brien’s Pub, 3 Harvard Ave., Allston
Kudgel, Codetta, Vic Firecracker, Gondoliers, Shatner, Diablogato, Crooked Horse
BBQ! 3 p.m., $12, 21-plus, event info, Do617 page

Saturday May 30 @ Wonderbar, 186 Harvard Ave., Allston
Freezepop, Party Bois, Petty Morals, Eldridge Rodriguez, DJ Michael V of The Pill
Dance party! 8 p.m., 21-plus, $12, event info, Do617 page

 
 

Saturday, May 30 @ Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston
Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, Weird Womb, Cask Mouse
Rock and roll! 8 p.m., 21-plus, $12, event info, Do617 page


Awesome Day Fest 2015