Just last week, Post critic Chris Richards wrote about how food is the new rock and roll, as festivals like Sweetlife’s annual salad-and-a-show gathering at Merriweather have proven. Here's another food and music pairing that goes together as well as mussels and frites: At the 9:30 Club on Sunday, May 19, you can listen to music and munch on small bites from more than 20 local restaurants for Sound Bites. It all benefits a good cause: A fundraiser for D.C. Central Kitchen.

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Musical headliners include Lee Fields & The Expressions and Deathfix; Among the culinary headliners are Rappahannock Oysters and the soon-to-open Taco Bamba. It’s also one night at the 9:30 Club when “Gibson” won’t necessarily mean a guitar – that cocktail bar, along with Black Jack, Bar Pilar and Birch & Barley will be participating in a mixology competition judged by our own Fritz Hahn. Tickets are $40.