The Snowball Music Festival will live to see a third year, barring any unforseen circumstances. According to the festival’s organizers, it’s estimated that the event generated nearly $4.8 million dollars worth of revenue for the city of Avon. Hurray for stimulating the local economy, but what’s all that dough worth if you aren’t going to share the wealth? Well, they shared $8,500 from ticket sales with four local charities. Check out Reverb’s recap of the Snowball Festival over here.
Watch Tennis + some of Paper Bird on “Leno”
I don’t care much for Leno and his easy zingers, but we can agree that a large contingency here in America still cares about “the Chin.” The Tennis kids made their Leno debut Wednesday night in support of their latest album, “Young and Old.” For those of you keeping score at home, you may have noticed that the back-up singers looked a tad familiar. That’s because the two lovely ladies are Sarah and Esme from Paper Bird. How’s that for exposure? Also, did you notice a Meese in the background? (Video via)
Album teaser from Morriconez
You’ve heard of Morriconez. Sort of. Morriconez is Jeffrey Wentworth from Wentworth and Kersey creating “Music for Airports.” Yes, very Eno-esque. Denver International Airport asked Mr. Wentworth to contribute material for an art space at the rural hub of aviation that allegedly has a secret city built underground. That’s another story for another day, my beloved conspiracy theorists. Morriconez is looking to release a full length, “Cloud of Dust, Cry of Death,” this spring/summer and two teasers were released for your viewing/listening pleasure.
Married in Berdichev are back!
We’ve waited patiently for new music from Ms. Brittany Gould. Married in Berdichev are back with a taste of what’s to come with the single “Light Comes;” seemingly a soundtrack for a mind with all the clairvoyance in the world.
Download new Flashbulb Fires
Flashbulb Fires are fresh off of their run on 6th St during SXSW last week (catch Reverb’s extensive SX coverage here) and they brought the good vibes back home. FF are set to release their new album, “Gasconader,” but they want to go Costco style and give fans a small sample by giving away two tracks for free over here.
FoCoMX is coming for you
The 4th Annual Fort Collins Music eXperiment festival is scheduled next month (April 13-14) at 30 bars/venues with 300 performers. Yikes. The festival will also include workshops for children and educational panels in addition to all of the musical festivities. Buy your tickets and make your schedule here.
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.