Are you ready to rock?

Cause I sure am!

For our second year now we are heading down to the Walker Art Center tomorrow for 89.3 the Current's Rock the Garden event. I am beyond excited for this outdoor concert. We had a ton of fun when we went last year. Not quite as big of headliners at this year's events, but a good lineup all together. The groups this year are: Retribution Gospel Choir, OK Go, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and MGMT.

For those unfamiliar with any of the above and have a few minutes - here are some links that might help.

Retribution Gospel Choir is a local MN group and I actually know very little about them, but the one song I do know I like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf-r7aRBRHI I am anxious to hear some other music and see if I like anything else as well!

OK Go is an innovative kind of group. They are best known for this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA - in which the entire thing is done on treadmills. Hard to believe they could top that, but they recently released a new song "This Too Shall Pass" and I have to include a link to this video as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w I promise you, best three and a half minutes you could waste.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings is a lovely soul, rhythm and blues kind of group that reminds me of some of the great groups of the 1960's. I love the energy of their music and I think it will be fun to see them live. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cckkzRDBAo

And finally MGMT. They have a really unique, different kind of sound, but their music puts me in a good mood whenever I hear it. I have heard they haven't been the greatest live, but I'm hopeful that they will put on a good show. Here is one of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9dSYgd5Elk

So anyway, it should be a good time. Plus, there's just something about being outside on a lovely warm MN evening, sitting on the grass with other music fans, people watching (and let me tell you we were quite entertained by some of the concert goers last year - story for another day), eating a little food, maybe drinking a beer. It just screams summer to me. I am totally ready to rock.


Gina said...

Hope you have a great time at the Rock the Garden concert! It sounds like you are going to have wonderful weather!

Jes said...

I'm so excited!!!! :D