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.
Here is my review of “The Cellist of Sarajevo,” this year’s One Book, One Community all-city read-along. The novel by Steven Galloway has at its center a cello player who committed to 22 consecutive days of playing amid the bombed out wreckage. The nameless musician is based on a real-live musician, who inspired other artists to create pieces about him.
This Spotify playlist includes:
*”The Cellist of Sarajevo” by David Wilde and recorded by Yo Yo Ma
* Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni, the piece the cellist played daily
* “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo” recorded by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
If you are the kind of person who likes to hold the key to Homegrown Music Festival in your hot little hand, here is this year’s field guide. I found mine at Electric Fetus and I saw more at the Zeitgeist Arts Building. I’m guessing there is at least a stack at Pizza Luce.
This is just to say that *this* is what you are looking for in places where people put piles of things like this.
Austin Brown (from left), Rob Lundquist, Tim Foust and Chris Rupp perform with the a cappella group Home Free at the Arrowhead Home & Builders Show on Friday afternoon at the DECC in Duluth. The group won the singing competition on the latest season of the TV show “The Sing-Off.” (Photos by Clint Austin / email@example.com)
Home Free played a bunch of shows during the Arrowhead Home & Builders Show at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. We caught the winners of Season 4 of “The Sing-Off” on Friday afternoon.
Sam Black found the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s “Requiem”to be a satisfying experience. Review here.
Homegrown Music Festival has posted this year’s Homegrown mix, which is curated by Eric Swanson of Sacred Heart Music Center. It’s available for download. Name your own price.
Mix includes music by: Little Black Books, Cars & Trucks, Coyote, Amy Abts, Bill Meier, The First Ladies, Haley Bonar, Mary Bue, Greg Cougar Conley, Father Hennepin, Sarah Krueger, Dave Mehling, Rivulets, The Very People and Three Song Sunday.