Go 96.3 FM, the newish radio station that brings us Twins games and "modern" music, is also bringing us another new event: Snow Show.
The December 3 concert at Northrop runs afoul of the station's relentless #GoModern cries, lifting two acts from the 2013 edition of competitor 89.3 the Current's Rock the Garden — Silversun Pickups and Metric. (In fairness, both bands dropped new albums this year.)
Will this spur a super-polite, passive-aggressive Twin Cities airwaves beef? Stay tuned. Literally.
Anyway, Snow Show offers up the Pickups, those synth-y, Pumpkins-evoking alt-rock radio faves, and Metric, those Canadian purveyors of increasingly dance-y indie rock. U.K. rockers the Wombats and The Voice alum Melanie Martinez (#TeamAdam) will also perform. Tickets ($19.53-$47.50) go on sale Thursday at noon via Go's website or at Northrop's box office.
Snow Show, presumably named for rock 'n' rollers' affinity for cocaine, was announced yesterday, the same day 101.3 KDWB unwrapped the lineup for its 2015 run of Jingle Ball, the Top 40 blowout going down December 7 at Xcel Energy Center.
In its first year as Go 96.3, the Pohlad-owned station formerly dubbed KTWIN unveiled the spiritual successor to its 2014 Indie Night at Target Field, August's Go Fest. The verb-happy station — its Twitter bio instructs "Go Music. Go Twins. Go Different. Go Modern. Go Local." — hosted an outdoor party near Target Field, Bands 'n' Brews, before, during, and after the Twins' playoff-eliminating defeat October 3.