thestand4rd perform at Rock the Garden 2015

thestand4rd perform "Doors" live at Rock the Garden 2015. (MPR / Walker Art Center)
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Rappers, singers, and producers Allan Kingdom, Corbin, Psymun, and Bobby Raps coverged on the Rock the Garden stage for their third ever performance in Minnesota as thestand4rd, a runaway hip-hop, R&B and pop sensation that has found widespread success over the past year. The group was also the youngest to perform at Rock the Garden — Corbin, formerly known as Spooky Black, is 17 years old — but you'd have never guessed it from the way they commanded the stage and unspooled their bold beats and brazen lines.

"Shout out to my grandparents! Hi Grandma, hi Grandpa," Bobby Raps said warmly during the band's set, pointing to a pocket of family members who were animatedly waving and dancing along to the music.

The quartet played a few of their more established singles — including the Allan Kingdom and Corbin duet "Wavey" and the group's dance banger "Vital Signs" — and also treated the crowd to some newer music. Though it was uncertain quite how thestand4rd's low-key, slow-burning, and ominous songs would translate on an outdoor stage, their performance provided the perfect warm-up for the day and by the end was downright sizzling.

Setlist

"Binoculars"
"Stay"
"Wavey" (Allan Kingdom feat. Corbin, fka Spooky Black)
"Doors"
"Vital Signs"
"Blind"
"Decisions"
"Pretty"
"Tryna **k"

Written by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Corey Schreppel

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    Bobby Raps and Corbin of thestand4rd performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Corbin of thestand4rd performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Corbin of thestand4rd performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Allan Kingdom of thestand4rd performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bobby Raps and Allan Kingdom of thestand4rd performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (Teddy Wolff for MPR)
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    Allan Kingdom of thestand4rd performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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