Local Current Blog

June 16, 2012

Rock the Garden 2012: A review of this year’s acts

The beatiful weather was just one of many highlights at this year’s Rock the Garden. Though it was initially predicted that it would rain and maybe even storm Saturday, the sky stayed blue and the atmosphere sunny and hot for the entirety of the afternoon. Here’s a play-by-play of Saturday’s performances, including set lists from […]

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Slideshow: Scenes from Rock the Garden 2012

Rock the Garden 2012 was a huge success — thanks to all who attended! Here’s some behind-the-scenes shots and other images of the crowd and the Walker Art Center field from throughout the day. Enjoy! All photos by Nate Ryan.  

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Slideshow: The Hold Steady at Rock the Garden 2012

Rock the Garden headliners and quasi-hometown heroes the Hold Steady delivered a rousing set full of hits and fan favorites, interspersed with wonderfully over-the-top inspirational stage banter from frontman Craig Finn. Check out this slideshow from the band’s performance! All photos by Nate Ryan.

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Slideshow: Trampled by Turtles at Rock the Garden 2012

Duluth-based punk-bluegrass juggernauts Trampled by Turtles have long been a Current fan favorite, and their superb set at Rock the Garden provided the perfect soundtrack as the day slid into the sun-kissed early evening hours. Enjoy this slideshow from the quintet’s performance! All photos by Nate Ryan.

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Slideshow: Doomtree at Rock the Garden 2012

On Saturday, Doomtree became the first hip-hop act to play Rock the Garden, and judging from their incendiery set — and its rapturous reception from fans — they certainly won’t be the last. Enjoy this slideshow from the crew’s performance. All photos by Nate Ryan  

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Slideshow: tUnE-yArDs at Rock the Garden 2012

tUne-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus delivered one of the days most vibrant and spirited sets, backed by an impressive array of musicians who helped bring her music to life in all of its eccentric and eclectic glory. Enjoy this slideshow from the band’s performance! All photos by Nate Ryan.

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Rock the Garden 2012 in Photos

Though gates don’t open until 3 p.m., the staff of the Walker Art Center and The Current have been busy setting up for hours already today. We kicked off a live broadcast from Rock the Garden at 1 p.m. and have already had guest appearances on-air by Doomtree’s Dessa and P.O.S. The weather forecast predicted […]

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