Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Rock The Garden 2009

by Max Gold

Showcasing music from near and far, Minneapolis’s summer fete Rock The Garden features bands hand-picked by local radio station 89.3 The Current and takes place within the enormous Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. Before the music started, we had a chance to talk to MPR host Mary Lucia as well as Philip Bither, the senior curator, about the state of American music. After the garden was rocked, we had the privilege of chatting it up with headliners Solid Gold, Yeasayer and Calexico.