|Photo by Erik Hess|
Rock the Garden Day 2
With Spoon, Guided by Voices, Dessa, Kurt Vile & the Violators, and Valerie June
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The garden has proven fertile for the Walker Art Center and 89.3 the Current. On the second day of an unprecedented weekend-long Rock the Garden, the festival spanned soulful and psychedelic indie rock, the rap/R&B hybrid of Dessa, and a heaping of Southern hospitality via Valerie June. It benefited from stellar weather, strong attendance, and a lineup that wouldn't quit. Rain threatened early, but June's rootsy "Rain Dance" -- a tribute to departed blue guitarist John-Alex Mason -- proved to keep the storms away.
Rock the Garden 2014: The Faces of Day Two