Sprouting from rock 'n' roll roots, Rockabillies fuses the reverberating echoes of classic guitar riffs with handcrafted, half-pound burgers and a menu stocked with comforting eats. Guests inaugurate noshing sessions with sizzling starters such as buffalo chicken rolls—a symphony of grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese crumbles held in tune by crispy spring rolls. Next, dining duos or foursomes set aside air guitars to wrap hands around a Memphis burger, which is served balancing tiers of applewood-smoked bacon and a cloak of sweet barbecue sauce. Burger baristas outfit the cool rider with jalapeños and cream cheese, and crispy fries piled atop the Route 66 encourage groups to melodiously crunch to the beat of their own drum or the drums of on-stage performers.
The Fillmore Auditorium?founded in 1907 as the Mammoth Roller Rink and renovated in 1999 to evoke the famous Fillmore in San Francisco?has hosted numerous stars and dignitaries on its stage. Although everyone from Marilyn Manson to James Blunt has packed the concert schedule, the space remains an especially popular site for jam bands; Phish mastermind Trey Anastasio christened the revamped venue in 1999 by performing a marathon set.
Herman's Hideaway has lured music lovers with an action-packed slate of performers for more than 25 years. Before the show, guests can chat up a bartender over a draft beer or vodka tonic. Instead of hosting an all-polka lineup, Herman's Hideaway dabbles in many musical genres, welcoming rock bands, jazz combos, and reggae collectives from nearby neighborhoods and far-flung nation-states. On August 22, MC Frontalot will use song to explain how nerdcore hip-hop emerged from a bizarre accident involving an apple, a candy factory, and an optometrist's office. Local math-metal quartet Seris will launch a tour from Herman's stage on August 27, and 13-piece funk band Funkiphino will spawn a dance party with soulful rhythms and come-hither nostril flares on September 9.