David Lindley is weird. The San Marino native has played with Warren Zevon and Jackson Browne; he plays the acoustic and electric guitars, standup and electric bass, banjo, lap steel guitar, mandolin, hardingfele, bouzouki, cittern, bağlama, gumbus, charango, cümbüş, oud, weissenborn, zither and probably a bunch more instruments I’ve never heard of. Now, he will play for you — along with two dozen other music groups, on six stages, at this weekend’s South Pasadena’s Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk. Other acts include the Nervis Brothers, Double Naught Spy Car, Moira Smiley & VOCO, and Wahid.
And it wouldn’t be an art walk without, um, an art walk: art gallery and open studio tours, merchant open houses, as well as a food garden, a wine garden and a beer garden (or maybe just a food-wine-and-beer garden — it’s hard to say). For you food truck fans, the Sweets Truck, the Dumpling Station and the Dosatruck will be hanging around, too. During a recent lunch break, I stumbled upon the Dumpling Station in the parking lot of the Pacific Asia Museum. Their garlic wasabi fries are incredible.
Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk
Saturday, May 1, 2 – 10 p.m.
Mission St. & Fair Oaks, South Pasadena
$20 for main stage; all other stages free