Wednesday, May 16, starting at 11 a.m., Yells At Eels are going rogue. The Dallas free jazz clan will be doing four or five quick, flash-mob style performances around Downtown, culminating in a noon concert at City Hall, where they'll perform pieces from their new 7-inch, Wind Streaks in Syrtis Major.
I got a chance to see YAE when they opened for Khaira Arby a few weeks ago at the Kessler, and they blew everyone's bangs off their foreheads. Getting to see them possibly flash mob a DART station is cultural mischief at its best.
The event is part of Living Plaza, a lunchtime event at City Hall Plaza that encourages you to bring blankets, chairs, kites and other whimsical afternoon accoutrements like sidewalk chalk and balloons. Dos Paisanos, Cajun Tailgators, Trailer Cakes and Ssahm will be on hand with food, and the event wraps up around 1:30 p.m.
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