Now in its seventh year, the annual Starlabfest Music & Arts Festival continues to deliver one of the best DIY festivals in the Boston area. A combination of music, comedy, commerce, and some old-fashioned grillin’ and chillin’, it is, at its core, a celebration of Somerville’s Starlab Studios, a full-service multimedia production facility located on Somerville Ave just outside Union Square.
In addition to the bands, there’s also comedy from Nick Chambers, Emily Ruskowski, Sam Ike, and others, a pop-up video arcade from Salem’s Bit Bar, and a clothing and vinyl records flea market curated by High Energy Vintage. Scott Brothers New American Meat Company will be on the grill serving meats and veggie options.
This all sounds a bit like a commercial, but fuck it — Starlabfest is consistently awesome, so we’re just getting all the details mentioned. Score advance tickets here, and preview most of the participating bands below.