Posted at 6:02 AM on June 19, 2010
by Julia Schrenkler
89.3 The Current and The Walker Art Center bring you Rock the Garden 2010 Saturday, June 19:
This summer's first and best outdoor music festival gets a kick-start with local phenoms Retribution Gospel Choir - the scorching side-project of Low's Alan Sparhawk - who champion the "rock" in Rock the Garden in slash-and-burn style. Next up are Grammy Award winners and viral video sensations OK Go, whose high-octane performances and rollicking new record are brimming with irresistible hooks, vintage Prince, and noisy nuance. The party continues with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, the Brooklyn collective revered globally for live shows that blaze through gospel, soul, and funk-think R&B revue in a revival tent.
MGMT takes the stage next, mining the pop canon of the past five decades to come up with glittering sounds, game-changing grooves, and cosmic-pop hooks. They perform their new release, Congratulations, for a dazzling-yet irreverent art-rock finale that runs the gamut from futuristic to funky, grand to glam, epic to positively euphoric.
Between sets, enjoy selections from the Current's DJs, stroll through the world-famous sculpture garden, and sample a smorgasbord of food, beer, and other refreshments for sale.
Attending? Fabulous! If you use Twitter include the hashtag #rtg2010 for those of us who can't make it, we'll follow the updates on this page.
Not attending? You didn't completely lose out, check back on thecurrent.org for photos, video, and web extras.