Fri., May 10, Middle Class Rut
Cesar Chavez Plaza, 5 p.m., no cover
Since 2008, Sacramento-based duo Middle Class Rut has released several EPs—including the 25 Years EP, which was also released on vinyl—and its first full-length, No Name No Color. In anticipation of its second full-length album, Pick Up Your Head, scheduled to drop June 25, the band recently released “Aunt Betty,” the album's lead single. In March, USA Today highlighted the single on its Playlist feature. In addition to receiving critical acclaim, MC Rut has performed with Alice in Chains, Linkin Park and Social Distortion. At this Concerts in the Park show, it'll be joined by Jonny Craig (of Dance Gavin Dance fame), DogFood, I'm Dirty Too and Rck:Rmx. 910 I Street, http://mcrut.com.