"I need a dollar," Orange County's Aloe Blacc sings on his signature single, but on Thursday night in San Francisco, he'll stand as the culinary inspiration for a foie gras bon-bon. Recessionary soul, after all, is best enjoyed while discussing the ethical concerns of feasting on duck liver.
The Blacc dish is one of many that can be sampled at a drinks-and-dinner pairing called Treasure Island SoundBite to celebrate the city's Treasure Island Music Festival, set for the weekend of Oct. 15. For those whose palates lean more toward indie rock, perhaps the Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks-named beer-fried game hen and yeast-risen waffle will satisfy, although only time will tell whether the tomato and peach caprese, with sweet balsamic, aged cheddar and smoky almond pesto, truly captures the pop tartness of Death Cab for Cutie.
Those in S.F. should know that jealousy lies behind this friendly mockery, as there was no multi-course meal in L.A. to properly prep for the FYF Fest or Coachella. Still, the digital experiments of Flying Lotus seem like they deserve more than an "angel-spiced halibut."