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Salad chain Sweetgreen‘s third annual Sweetlife Festival—-its second at Merriweather Post Pavillion—-takes places this Saturday, and the event’s organizers have just revealed the hour-to-hour schedule. So: some advice! Straightahead indie fans will have to make some hard choices, seeing as The Shins‘ mainstage set overlaps with Zola Jesus‘ and Twin Shadow‘s in the Treehouse (Sweetlife’s second stage). If your tastes skew more lifestyle rock, earlier in the day you’ll have to choose between U.S. Royalty‘s lightly soulful coke-frosted retro-anthems and Fitz and the Tantrums‘ blue-eyed soul. Also, not defending them, but fun.—-given that the New York band recently had a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100—-probably deserves to play a little deeper into the afternoon: Right now, they’re opening the mainstage at 12:30 a.m. And, if Kid Cudi‘s confessional pop-rap or Avicii‘s generation-gap-widening progressive house isn’t your thing, you get to go home at 7:15.
Have fun, kids!