Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Civic Center Eats

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 9:55am

Kick lunchtime boredom to the curb at Civic Center Eats, an outdoor gathering of the city's best food trucks. Listen to live tunes from performers like Jeff King and Owen Kortz and enjoy delicious eats and sips from your favorite mobile food vendors, including Manna from Heaven, Jessie's Smokin' Nola, and Quiero Arepas. Shaded tables and an on-site ATM make lunching al fresco cool and breezy. A portion of the proceeds benefits Civic Center Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring Civic Center Park. Tue, Thu 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Mountain Goats

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:18am

John Darnielle, a New York Times bestselling author and singer-songwriter, forms the crux of the Mountain Goats, his musical outfit with multi-instrumentalist Peter Hughes and drummer Jon Wurster. Lo-fi, anecdotal, and humorous, the Mountain Goats have been around for more than two decades now, keeping an indie-rock-folk-pop sound through various lineups and 15 albums. Keeping with the group's comical vibe, the trio’s latest record (Beat the Champ, released last month) is a collection of 13 tracks about professional wrestling. Tue 8 p.m.

Passion Pit

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:49pm

Pop outfit Passion Pit combines elements of indie rock and electronica to create meticulously produced dance music. Fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Angelakos and known for a playful, high-energy live show, the group released its third album, Kindred, last month. Tue 9 p.m.