Google+ Hangouts before UMS, Wildfire Benefit at Larimer Lounge, new Flobots album, more music news - Reverb

Google+ Hangouts before UMS, Wildfire Benefit at Larimer Lounge, new Flobots album, more music news

The UMS has teamed up with Illegal Pete’s and Google+ to present two free shows before the festival. Did I mention both nights are free? In case you missed it, Reverb announced Atlas Sound and more have been added to the already-jam-packed UMS lineup. The deets on the hangouts:

7/2/12 – Google+ Hangout with Ian Cooke, You Me and Apollo, Flashlights, Flashbulb Fires and In The Whale at Illegal Pete’s Downtown

7/9/12 – Google+ Hangout with the Epilogues, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, the Swayback, Mancub and the Photo Atlas at Illegal Pete’s DU

Fire benefit at Larimer Lounge

The above photo is an aerial shot taken of the Waldo Canyon fire destruction. Go pledge your immediate support here and for you local music aficionados, there’s another way. The Larimer Lounge will be hosting “Wildfire Benefit” taking place July 13 with 100% of proceeds going to the victims of the savage fires. Photo via John Wark.

Fri Jul 13 | Help Us Raise Funds For Fire Relief In Colo
Wildfire Benefit

Monroe Monroe
The Shaloms
The Lollygags
Dirty/Heavy

Paper Diamond hits “Climax” with Usher U-S-H-E-R

What happens when you put together one of the hottest tracks of the summer with one of the best producers in the game? The end result is an obvious burner that has Paper Diamond chopping and screwing one of his most accessible remixes to date. You can download the Usher smash below, and if you haven’t listened to “Scream,” you’re sleeping on one of summer’s best records.

Flobots show us “The Circle in the Square”

Flobots have a new release slated for Aug. 28. The album is as DIY as Flobots get — self producing, recording and writing the whole thing. The quintet also seems as politically charged as ever, stemming from a recent visit to the Middle East by a few members.

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Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.