by Ray Roa
On Saturday, May 24, Burgatory Fest 2014 will descend upon downtown St. Pete, celebrating Memorial Day weekend by taking over two of The 600 Block's favorite venues — The Local 662 and Fubar — while Pabst Blue Ribbon slings meat burgers as part of their "PBR Burger Bash."
Over a dozen of Florida's finest noisemakers will help kickoff the summer in style, and Wolf-Face has pieced together a free digital mixtape featuring all of the Burgatory bands including mathcore outfit Fero Lux, Orlando femme-punk trio Wet Nurse, Tampa pop-punk band Awkward Age, and St. Pete post-rock kings Set and Setting. Tallahassee punks Buffalo Buffalo are also on the bill alongside Zulu Wave, Ex- Breathers, Mosquito Teeth, You Vandal, Heretic, Lipschitz, Won't Be Arsed, and party-punk quartet Caffiends.
The fest kicks off at 4 p.m. Early Bird tickets are on sale for $5 for one day only (April 15) before they increase to $10 on Tues., April 16. Tickets will be available at Daddy Kool Records (666 Central Ave., St. Pete), Mojo Books & Records (2540 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa) and online via ticketmaster.com.