PHOTO / King Pizza’s FREAKFEST @ IDIO Gallery

FREAKFEST 2015 = Lots of King Pizza Bands, friends and… Pizza

When Greg Hanson and his band The Mad Doctors wanted to release an album, they ran into the unfortunate reality that there are usually a lot more barriers than anticipated. Instead of taking that fact for granted, Greg decided to launch his own label and to use it as a platform for other bands. Though King Pizza is less  local-scene-centrist than some of its DIY predecessors–the Brooklyn label’s roster includes bands from Providence, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Boston, Philadelphia, etc–it delivers on the community vibe.

While the label doesn’t associate itself with a hyphenated amalgamation of genres, it leans heavily towards loud guitars and things that can be generally classified as “[insert descriptor] rock.” So far, the King Pizza team–including Stefan Mersch, Bettina Warshaw, Alex Beciana, Tyler Bower & Alex Knoche–has released one record on vinyl and over 20 cassettes (with digital download codes).

So, what does one do with a bunch of good bands? Throw a show! Too many bands? Start the show at 2pm. FREAKFEST 2015 was a day-long spectacle at IDIO Gallery, featuring King Pizza bands, like-minded friends and much beer. Check out the photos by Seth Applebaum below.

Boom Said Thunder
Boom Said Thunder
People.
HEADLESSMANTIS
HEADLESSMANTIS
Greg Hanson, Tyler Bower, Joey Santa Maria.
Black Beach
Black Beach
Love.
gods
gods
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gods
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More people.
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More people.
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Bike man.
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The TeleVibes
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The TeleVibes
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The TeleVibes + Tyler Bower and Alex Knoche
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More love.
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Greg Hanson
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Midriffs
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Midriffs
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Too much fun.
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Psychiatric Metaphors
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Justin Ferraro
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Bettina Warshaw and Greg Hanson
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Greg Hanson
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Stefan Mersch, Tyler Bower
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More people.
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Alex Knoche
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More people.
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¡VAMANOS!
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¡VAMANOS! + Stefan Mersch
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¡VAMANOS!
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Montana Simone (director at IDIO Gallery), Tyler Bower
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More people.
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SUN VOYAGER
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Mosh?
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Goodbye from IDIO.
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King Pizza Roster

BIG HUGE  CRAZY PILLS  THEE CREEPS  DAN SOTO & THE HIGH DOSES  THE DEADLY VIPERS  THE DICKTATIONS  THE FUCKTONS  THE GABBA GHOULS  GHOST PUNCH  GRAVEYARD LOVERS  GREASY HEARTS  GYMSHORTS  HALF MOON  HEAVY FLOW  JACQUES LE COQUE  THE JEANIES  JON ARBUCKLE  LINEAR NORTH  LONG KILL  LUMPS  THE MAD DOCTORS  MAGINOT  THE MEASUREMENTS  MIDRIFFS  NAT BROWER  THE NUCLEARS  THE OMECS  OTTO MANN  PSYCHIATRIC METAPHORS  THE RIZZOS  SEISMIC THRUST  SIRS & MADAMS  ST JAMES & THE APOSTLES  SUNSET GUNS  SUN VOYAGER  SUPER FM  THE TELEVIBES  TONE  VAMANOS

 

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