FILTER Magazine's first annual Culture Collide Music Festival is merely two weeks away, and already we're imagining what we'll be eating. Although music festivals are frequently the territory of three-hour waits for soggy cheesesteaks and suspect vegan stews dished up by blazed parking lot dudes, this one figures to be a change of pace.
According to the folks at FILTER, the schedule of shows slated to go down at venues large and small around the city will be graced by the intermittent presence of a variety of food trucks, including, among numerous others, Don Chow Tacos, Lake Street Creamery, Ahn-Joo, Dim Sum Truck, and India Jones. While it'd be appropriate to sustain a Dickie Peterson bass bludgeoning while savoring Grill 'Em All's hesher-friendly “Blue Cheer”, a burger topped with cranberry gastrique and Maytag blue cheese spread, or hear a spot of Styx while sampling Lomo Arigato's Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, most of the music-food pairings concert-goers will enjoy will be up to the fickle hands of happenstance.
Monotonix, Cass McCombs, Klaxons, The Besnard Lakes, Black Lips, and El Guincho are among the headliners. Chances are, many vendors will congregate around the venues they're playing. Still, you might strike paydirt diddling your iPhone as you stumble out of Taix after a set of golden, groovy, country-inflected rock by Sacramento's Two Sheds, and find, around the corner, Takoyaki Tanota's drippy octopus fritters–right where Twitter told you they'd be.
FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide Festival: October 7-10, 2010. See the site for a more exhaustive list of venues, bands, trucks, and vendors. $20 gets you a wristband good for admittance (capacity-permitting, of course) to any and all shows.