Tonight's solid triple bill at the Somerset Ampitheater boasts the rare musical talents capable of exciting both granola jam-band fans and tight-panted hipsters. Headliners My Morning Jacket bring their epic and spacious brand of Southern rock back to the Twin Cities for the first time since a spectacular gig top-lining Rock the Garden in 2011, and the intervening year has seen them translate to stage the style-hopping strangeness of their latest album, Circuital. Band of Horses holds down the middle slot with a similarly Southern sound — albeit more conventionally catchy. They'll showcase tunes from their forthcoming (unfortunately titled) fourth album, Mirage Rock. If the other songs in the collection due this September are as ingratiating as lead single "Knock Knock," the band may yet overcome that heinous title. The night kicks off with Minnesota's own Trampled by Turtles, who turned heads far and wide with this year's Stars and Satellites, a confident mixture of fast-pickin' modern bluegrass and glacially paced pastoral folk-rock.
Fri., Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m., 2012
Would have LOVED to see these guys live! I really love these guys! I never have, but after watching their set from David Letterman, Ive decided I must get tickets to their next show! http://bit.ly/S5Ze10 When are they coming back to MN?