JACK+JILL heads to Texas for SXSW Coloradio Music Party
After years of trying to play the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, Grand Junction’s own JACK + JILL booked the show. They will perform
as part of theColorado Music Party hosted by spokeBUZZ. Colorado Music Party is held at The 512 on Sixth Street. It began as a “side festival” two years ago as a
collaborative, themed project with SXSW.
This free event will host more that 100 Colorado bands from March 17-21. JACK+JILL is currently the only band participating from the Western Slope. They are
scheduled to play on March 17.
"This is a gigantic gig for us," said Aaron Seibert of JACK+JILL.
According to Jessica Seibert, Aaron's wife and band mate, SXSW's Colorado Music Party has centerec around Denver and Fort Collins in the past years.
"They didn't realize ther was a music scene on the Western Slope," she said. "But the biggest benefit of us going down there is getting connected with the Front Range
While in Austin, JACK+JILL hopes to collaborate with other musical groups and network.
Aaron added that the band will stay in town during the entirety of SXSW in the off-chance that a slot opens up to play at the main festival.
"I'm excited for the Colorado Music Party because I love Colorado so much," Aaron said. "We feel honored we are representing our great state and town."
The full band will travel to Austin, including the Seiberts and drummer/percussionist, Taylor Riley.
Once back from Colorado Music Party, JACK+JILL will finish up another album, which is set for release at the end of May. It will be called COLORADiO, which is an
LP, inclusding the last EP's five songs, and seven new tracks. THe album release will coincide with the band's Southern Summer 2015 Tour, which includes
Durango CO, Flagstaff, AZ, Farmington, NM, and Seabrook, TX.
The Seiberts also hope to creat a music video while traveling to and from Texas to promote a song called "ManUFOstatioN" from their upcoming album.
JACK+JILL will also play at Moab's JEEP Safari, set for April 2, and the Southwest Arbor Festival, set for April 18.
For more information about Colorado Music Party, visit www.coloradomusicparty.com. To hear music by JACK+JILL, visit www.jackplusjill.com.
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Grand Junction Free Press: Grand Valley Music Scene Bustling & Alive
Cash Kiser, Grand Junction’s newest music promoter, has big goals for Colorado’s Grand Valley — to attract and book musical talent from across the state and beyond, from places like Denver or Seattle.
"I'm being more proactive with bands," Kiser, of Skylark Music Productions, said. "I'm reaching out to bands that are coming through, between Denver and Salt Lake City, to play a show here, too."
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