The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon perform at Rock the Garden 2015

The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (with Sean Lennon) performs "Too Deep" live at Rock The Garden. (MPR Video / Nate Ryan)
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Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp-Muhl ought to get some kind of award for taking the stage in velvet pants and an angora sweater, respectively, on this 86-degree day. But if the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger frontpeople were even the least bit uncomfortable up there, they certainly didn't let on. Lennon delivered an intense performance, throwing his body into his guitar as he played and enthusing that they were "f***ing psyched to be playing for all you people in Minneapolis," while Kemp-Muhl coolly held things down on the low end and nimbly worked her bass.

Together with their backing band, GOASTT unwrapped a multi-layered, hazy set of psychedelia, merging surreal lyrics with guitar squalor and moody organ parts. "Too Deep" was an instant standout, its familiarity drawing in the crowd at the beginning of the set, while songs like "Golden Earrings" sprawled out over five-plus minutes of feedback and some righteous guitar soloing.

When Lennon announced that they'd have to cut their set a song short due to time, the crowd loudly booed their disappointment--a sure sign that GOASTT's set was a hit. Lennon promised they'd be back in town soon.

Setlist

"Too Deep"
"Xanadu"
"Animals"
"Midnight Sun"
"Golden Earrings"
"Devil You Know"
"Long Gone"

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

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    Charlotte Kemp-Muhl performing with the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger live at Rock the Garden 2015 (Teddy Wolff for MPR)
  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon
    Charlotte Kemp-Muhl and Sean Lennon of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (Teddy Wolff for MPR)
  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon
    The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (Teddy Wolff for MPR)
  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon
    Charlotte Kemp-Muhl of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon
    Sean Lennon of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon
    The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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