If you want to see a solid selection of Boston's finest local musicians, head to Somerville for the annual Starlabfest on Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. at 453 Somerville Ave. Now in its sixth year, the festival offers free food and a packed day of shows put on by local bands (and one from Ohio). Admission is $10 in advance, and $12 the day of the show, and per their invite, you're welcome to bring your pup with you — there'll be doggie resources set up, such as water bowls, and also the adoption group PAWS New England will be in attendance. So even if you don't have a dog, you can think about getting a dog while you rock out.

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The whole thing is put on by Starlab Studios, which does a mix of audio recording, video editing and photography. They'll also be grilling all the food you eat, so that might need to get added to the "our work" section. The lineup of bands performing is below, and tickets can be purchased  here

Tweens (OH) 

Zip-Tie Handcuffs 

American Echoes 

The Novel Ideas 


Meth Valley 

Old School Game Show 

Beach Toys 

Half Sour