Walker, Current announces Rock the Garden lineup

De Le Soul and Spoon headline the Walker Art Center and 89.3 FM The Current’s first two-day Rock the Garden event, according to a news release from organizers.

No D-town reps in this year’s lineup. (Last year was the famous Drone Not Drones event that pitted Low loyalists against the world and raised the convo: Do you owe music fans a five-song set or can you get whack with your presentation in the garden of a contemporary art museum? Discus.)

Rock the Garden starts at 3:45 p.m. June 21-22 and tickets go on sale for Art Center and MPR members at 11 a.m. Thursday. For everyone else: 11 a.m. Saturday at etix.com or by calling (800) 514-3849.

Saturday’s lineup: Jeremy Messersmith, Best Coast, Matt and Kim, De La Soul. (Also: the day opens with a surprise guest and they’ve carefully noted this surprise guest is NOT The Replacements).

Sunday’s lineup: Valerie June, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Dessa, Guided by Voices, Spoon.