With songs that often stretched past the 10-minute mark and over a dozen musicians eager to step up and take a solo, Seun Kuti had no problem keeping the energy hot. Stream Seun Kuti and Egypt 80's Rock the Garden 2015 performing in its entirety.
Triumphant. Empowering. Ravenous. Life-changing. Those are just a few of the words that could be used to describe Babes in Toyland's homecoming set, which was their first time performing in Minneapolis since 2001. Stream Babes in Toyland's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon unwrapped a multi-layered, hazy set of psychedelia, merging surreal lyrics with guitar squalor and moody organ parts. Stream GOASTT's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.
thestand4rd's low-key, slow-burning and ominous songs provided the perfect warm-up for the day and by the end was downright sizzling. Stream thestand4rd's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.
Between their all-black outfits, flying hair, and ceaseless fog machine, Courtney Barnett and her bandmates turned the intensity up to 11. Stream Courtney Barnett's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.
As the sun started to set behind the Rock the Garden stage, Conor Oberst delivered the day one's most pensive set. Stream Oberst's Rock the Garden 2015 performance with the Felice Brothers in its entirety.
Heartless Bastards tried something new for their latest album. 'We've never done sort of a destination recording,' says frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom, explaining how the band decamped to Tornillo, Texas, to record 'Restless Ones' at Sonic Ranch, set in the middle of world's largest pecan farm. Listen to Heartless Bastards' stripped-down set and their chat with Mark Wheat.
It's always a treat when Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric come by our studio, and today they gave us another wonderful surprise: In addition to playing three songs from three different albums, they worked out an acoustic version of 'Cascades' from their forthcoming 'Pagans in Vegas.' Check out the full in-studio, recorded ahead of Metric's scheduled gig at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Now signed to Harvest Records, there's something Best Coast have noticed after releasing their third album, 'California Nights'. 'It feels like a more confident version of Best Coast,' says frontwoman Bethany Cosentino. Best Coast visited The Current for an in-studio session to play some songs and talk about the new record.