As singer Emily Haines said on stage, it's hard to believe that Metric's been around for about 15 years. As the band grow, so have their audience. .…
Rock The Garden is an annual music festival organized by Walker Art Center and The Current 89.3. As far as I can tell, the popular music festival usually sells out as soon as it is announced to the public because the tickets are first offered to Walker and NPR members.
As usual, whoever the curator is for Rock The Garden does an excellent job in picking the bands. We've previously covered all those bands on the lineup for 2013, which is taking place Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Rock the Garden 2013 Schedule
3:45 – 4:15 pm – Dan Deacon
4:30 – 5:15 pm – Low
5:45 – 6:45 pm – Bob Mould Band
7:15 – 8:15 pm – Silversun Pickups
8:45 – 10 pm – Metric
10:00 pm – Music ends
10:30 pm – Gates close
Here are some news update on each of these bands (since it may have been a while since we wrote about them).
Dan Deacon will be back in the U.S. this summer to tour with Animal Collective. You can catch his interactive video called "Konono Ripoff No 1" over at dandeacon.com/konono.
Low is touring overseas at the moment, there a few dates with Mike Doughty in June, and their new music video "Just Make It Stop" can be seen on youtube.
As usual, Bob Mould is on tour, although no longer for the Copper Blue (Sugar) anniversary tour. He's just announced some new August dates here.
We actually haven't been keeping up with Silversun Pickups, since we covered them three years ago in Australia. The Los Angeles band just showed off their video for "Simmer" at the Onion's A/V Club.
I love Metric, having already seen them a few times in Minneapolis. I'm glad to see the Canadian band is headliner this year. If you can't get enough of singer Emily Haines, she's just joined FLEET4HEARme, a project where proceeds of jewelry design collaborations go towards building a retrofitted recording studio in an orphanage with the organization HearMe. You can check out her designs at Fleet’s website.
Rock the Vine
Rock the Vine is a music/wine tasting music festival in Stillwater, Minnesota. This is the third year hosted by the non-profit Rock the Cause organization. …
Also, don't forget a week before Rock the Garden is Rock the Vine.
We covered Rock the Vine last year, so I can tell you it's a pretty easy ride to Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater (just east of St Paul).
This year's Rock the Vine will take place on Saturday June 8, 2013. Depending on how much you paid for your admission ticket, they all include free bottled water and parking. Paying extra will get you handcrafted beer and wine! Unfortunately, this event is 21+ due to the alcohol.
This year's lineup:
Hounds of Finn
I have to say that the free bottled water (including "Vitamin" drinks) is pretty awesome.
The event is organized by Rock the Cause, a nonprofit Minnesota company. Their whole goal is to help finance organizations like Free Arts Minnesota, Minnesota AIDS Project, Open Arms of Minnesota, etc.