Tom Morello Plays Sold-out Show at Rex; Nak Won Garden Serving Korean Food Favorites (Wed., 5/8/19)

1) Only Tom Morello could connect Chris Cornell, the Boss, and GZA. Morello is the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine. He also played in Audioslave, now disbanded since the untimely death of frontman Chris Cornell. In both groups, he added turntable-like effects to his classic-rock guitar style. He pinch-hit for Steven Van Zandt in the E Street Band when the latter was filming “Lilyhammer” in Sweden. Boss fans who saw Springsteen at PPG Paints Arena in 2014 were treated to a high-octane rendition of “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” which Rage Against the Machine covered in 1997. Morello’s other credits include the supergroups Street Sweeper Social Club and Prophets of Rage. He also formed a folk alias, The Nightwatchman, in 2003 and has released four albums under the moniker. But last year, he released his first solo album, The Atlas Underground, under his own name. It features guests as varied as Marcus Mumford and GZA. His show at the Rex Theater is already sold out. The Last Internationale opens. 8 p.m. 1602 E. Carson, St., South Side. (CM)

2) Perhaps you’ve seen the line for seating stretched out the door. Nak Won Garden, located next to Giant Eagle’s Market District, is the hottest Korean restaurant in the city right now. It’s also a family affair. Chung-Chu Yi and his sister and her daughter all help to run the establishment. They promise more traditional dishes, but, no worries, they have plenty of kimchi and that Korean BBQ Americans love. Pittsburghers, meanwhile, love Nak Won Garden. As for vegetarians, the menu asks to simply “Lettuce know before ordering.” Gotta love a restaurant with a sense of humor. 5504 Centre Ave., Shadyside. (CM)