Slingshot Dakota, Trophy Wife, +HIRS+ playing Two-Piece Fest 8 at PiLam
Slingshot Dakota | photo by Megan Kelly

In its unique dedication to musicians who come in duos, Two-Piece Fest has announced the lineup for its eighth annual show. The daylong DIY-scene show was created by Philly natives Peter Helmis of Algernon Cadwallader and Craig Woods of Towers. They established TPF back in 2007 for their own two-person collaboration, Peter & Craig. This year’s show will take place on February 14th at Pilam in West Philly.

22 bands (or “44 beating hearts,” according to the Facebook event) will be playing the all-day event this year. The DIY festival will see some local and touring bands come through. Experimental hardcore two-piece Empty Vessels are coming down from Connecticut and middle school-aged brothers who make up punk rock-duo, Cat Jack, hail from DC. Some of the local acts are acoustic punk rock guys Corporate Hearts who put out their second full-length, The Shreds, this month and noise rock twosome Heavy Medical. Indie-punk pair Slingshot Dakota from Bethlehem are among the bigger names playing this year. The event starts at 2 p.m. on Valentine’s Day; admission is $10 and it’s an all-ages show. Below, check out the full lineup with music from each of the artists.

Cat Jack (DC)

http://Peter & Craig (PHL/CHICAGO)

https://Empty Vessels (CT)/

Mustache Required! (PITTSBURGH)/


Mose Giganticus (PHL)

http://Slingshot Dakota (EASTON)

Radradriot (LITTLE ROCK)/

Life Uniform (PHL)

Junior Bob (TORONTO)


Chronovore (MD)

This Temper (PHL)

Corporate Hearts (PHL)

Heavy Medical (PHL)


Trophy Wife (PHL)

Lagomasino/Fishkin (PHL)

I I’m Eye My (PHL)

Hunnie Bunnies (PHL)

Diet Cig (NY)

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