Go 96.3 FM is getting in on the holiday concert bonanza. On the same morning KDWB revealed another Jingle Ball lineup, the 9-month-old, Twins-affiliated modern-rock station announced Snow Show 2015, scheduled Dec. 3 at Northrop Auditorium with late-‘00s hitmakers Silversun Pickups and Metric along with British trio the Wombats and “The Voice” TV alum Melanie Martinez. Tickets are priced $19.63 and $47.50 and go on sale Thursday, Oct. 8, at noon via northrop.umn.edu, the Northrop box office or 612-624-2345.
As was the case with Go 96’s inaugural Go Fest in August and its predecessor KTWIN’s indie night at Skyline Fest (both held at Target Field), the lineup for Snow Show looks like it could also be an event booked for competitor 89.3 the Current. Silversun Pickups and Metric already played the Current’s Rock the Garden concert together in 2013 – Metric was the headliner in that case but not this time -- and the public station was also an early supporter of the Wombats and their witty 2011 single “Techno Fan.” But all four acts on the Snow Show lineup recently issued new albums, so it’s good timing for them to Go all out for radio airplay. Local bands still gunning for some air time on the new station were shut out in this case.
Like all radio promo concerts, Go DJs will be giving away tickets for Snow Show on air, but don’t expect nearly as many giveaways as with Go Fest. This one could be a sell-out.