Five Tuneage and Food Pairings for Peter, Bjorn, and John's All You Can Eat Tour

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Any sophisticated hipster worth his or her vintage Gibson Les Paul SG and Wusthof Super Slicer will be equally dedicated to the twin pleasures of tuneage and food. Each and every day, he or she will spend an absolutely identical amount of time practicing Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction" as perfecting his or her knife skills in a fully outfitted semi-professional home kitchen.

Needless to say, though, these kinds of hipsteriffic hobbies can get pretty expensive. So if you're broke and you need a cheaper alternative to the simultaneous, part-time pursuit of killer music and gourmet munchies, may we suggest Peter, Bjorn, and John's tunefully delicious All You Can Eat Tour?



5. "Young Folks" and Seared Foie Gras, Encrusted With Pop Rocks
For the most addictive slice of sugary indie-pop of the 2000s, Peter, Bjorn, and John's "Young Folks," there's only one dish that'll do: a fat chunk of foie gras, seared to perfection and given a crunchy coating of Pop Rocks, the cherry-flavored crystal meth of the candy world.

Since we're talking about a band that's named for everyone's favorite sandwich (i.e. the classic PB&J) and just put out an album called Gimme Some, it's only natural that this Swedish trio -- guitar guy Peter Morén, bass player Björn Yttling, and drummer John Eriksson -- has decided to tour the Unites States, joining forces with foodie website Eater.com to spread the joy of sweet tunes and free eats among America's cool kid population.



4. "Nothing To Worry About" and Hot Sake
Have you seen the music vid for this darkly swaggering PB&J track off 2009's Living Thing? Well, it's all about Japanese greasers, which makes it the perfect soundtrack for pounding hot sake all night long.

The deal: In seven U.S. cities (NYC, Washington D.C., Houston, San Fran, L.A., and, yes, Miami), PB&J and Eater.com will coordinate with a local food truck to hook up quality grub for the unbelievably low price of nothing!

And as a guide for famished fans, the toothsome threesome has even drawn up a map of America that substitutes certain states and even entire regions with cartoony drawings of the nation's favorite foods.

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In this cute (albeit geographically inexact) depiction, New England becomes a glisteningly plump turkey leg; Michigan morphs into a strangely triangular fried egg paired with a single strip of bacon; Texas transforms into a massive hunk of red meat; Southern California takes the shape of a banana split ice cream sundae; and Florida is, of course, the butt end of a bloody meat cleaver.


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JensenLee
JensenLee

Count Five’s 1966 hit “Psychotic Reaction” has been called a ripoff of the Yardbirds, but it is a classic example of psychedelic rock and a forerunner of punk and garage rock. Rockaeology at http://bit.ly/qkEh8w tells how the band’s career was short-circuited when members turned down a million dollars worth of bookings to return to school… and stay out of the draft. 

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