This week in music: Metric, Mould, more to 'Rock the Garden'

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The summer outdoor music festival season in the Twin Cities will roll out in earnest Saturday with the 2013 Rock the Garden concert at the Walker Art Center's Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis.

Set to run from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the event will be headlined by Canadian indie rock quartet Metric. Also performing are the Silversun Pickups, Dan Deacon, Duluth natives Low and Twin Cities music legend and Hüsker Dü founder Bob Mould.

According to the Star Tribune, Mould will perform with the trio he toured with last year, which played songs from Hüsker Dü, Sugar and his “Silver Age” album.

Metric was well-received in Minneapolis when they played the State Theatre last September. Chris Riemenschneider in his Star Tribune review said the band's move from a club setting to a larger theater venue sizzled rather fizzled.

"With a grander light show and more songs that edged into dramatic arena-rock territory, Metric proved ready and able to graduate to the theater," Riemenschneider wrote.

Metric fans will also be getting a scaled-down preview of the band Friday night, when core members Emily Haines and James Shaw play National Public Radio/Minnesota Public Radio’s live "Wits" program at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

Featured with Metric on "Wits" Friday is "Saturday Night Live," Second City Chicago alum and "Anchorman" star David Koechner.

Also coming in concert this week is singer Patty Griffin at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis on Thursday, and the Canadian multi-platinum selling vocal quartet The Tenors, who bring their "Lead with Your Heart" tour to the State Theatre on Friday.

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