Your guide to Saturday’s Columbus music apocalypse

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From the June 7, 2012 edition

Megacity Music Marathon

Music: PBR wrangled 33 of Ohio’s top bands plus one from that state up north, including headliners Times New Viking (in a rare hometown performance), indie-rock greats The Lindsay (playing their final show), reunited indie-pop masters Heavy Mole and Terribly Empty Pockets, populist rapper supreme Envelope, garage-psych greats Psandwich, new local buzz bands The Regrettes and Connections, Athens folk-rockers extraordinaire Southeast Engine, Dan Auerbach’s Akron proteges Shivering Timbers and many more. As Ohio music lineups go, the gauntlet has been thrown down.

Food & drink: Always-delicious Mikey’s Late Night Slice will be on hand, plus PBRs cost $2 all day.

What else: Fast-pitch softball, “a new spin” on photo booths and the release of a Megacity T-shirt by Homage

Go if: You want to see the cream of Ohio’s indie-rock crop

Go the distance:

Woodlands Tavern

12 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, June 9

1200 W. 3rd Ave., Grandview

pbrmmm.com

Park Street Festival

Music: Cover bands rule the night; the daytime presents a mix of covers and original locals, including The Wet Darlings, Phantods, The Town Monster, Old Hundred and Salty Caramels.

Food & drink: A food truck fest Saturday corrals 26 food vendors; a beer garden featuring nine local beverages; the first Columbus food cart and truck awards, The Vendy’s

What else: Bike night, kids’ fair, autograph session with local athletes

Go if: You’re looking for a good time and don’t mind huge crowds

Dive in:

Park Street strip

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, June 8; 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, June 9

511 Park St., Arena District

parkstreetfest.com

Peach District Classic

Music: The stellar sounds of Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch, Forest & the Evergreens, Envelope, The DewDroppers and Audrey & Orwell

Food & drink: Here’s your chance to try Till’s meat- and vegan-friendly menu.

What else: Dance, poetry, open mic, trivia, art, canvasses for painting, board games, arm wrestling(!), live Tetris(?), dinner and a movie (“Wet Hot American Summer”), DJ sets from Walleye (setting the mood) and the Heatwave team (party time!).

Go if: You’ve got a quirky DIY spirit

Make Saturday peachy:

Sunny Side Alley (Between Viking Beverage and Till Dynamic Fare)

3 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, June 9

237-245 King Ave., Victorian Village

Go West!

Music: A quintet of plucky, inventive and highly entertaining bands — Wonder Twin Powers, The Saturday Giant, Yellow Root, Forest & the Evergreens and Fresh Wreckage

Food: This is the only night all year Tommy’s Diner will be open for dinner.

What else: The storefronts along West Broad Street’s 900 block will showcase local art.

Go if: You want to explore the city’s latest neighborhood on the rise

Get going:

Tommy’s Diner

4-9 p.m. Saturday, June 9

914 W. Broad St., Franklinton