Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-Up: Easter Edition. Spoiler alert—nothing is different. 

 

Summer Fests Are Upon Us

As record snowfall finally gives way to spring and Bostonians arise from their Netflix-induced hibernation, a summer’s worth of music festivals has started to creep into focus. This past week, both the Green River Festival and Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival released single-day passes, giving fest heads a chance to get in on the tune-grooving, food-binging, brew-slugging bliss that is the summer festival.

You can snag your tickets to Solid Sound here, and while you’re at it, you can pick up Green River passes right over here.

 

Florio’s New Single, “Red Flags” Is So Catchy It Hurts

Synth pop group Florio, led by singer/producer/soon-to-be Berklee grad Dominic Florio (no relation), recently dropped a music video for their new single, “Red Flags.” Laced with 80s dance grooves and a hook that you’ll have to fight out of your head, the four-minute track is sure to make waves around the Boston music scene.

Check out the video below if you’d like to be mesmerized by Florio tousling his hair and looking distraught in black and white.

 

Berklee College of Music Crushes Dreams of Kazoo Players Everywhere

It’s not often kazooists get a chance to capitalize on their art—to thrust themselves out of the shadow of so-called “real musicians” and change the world one membranophonic vibration at a time—but for many, this long-awaited opportunity came forth on Wednesday when the renowned Berklee College of Music introduced the kazoo as its newest principal instrument. Or so it seemed.

Sources are now indicating that the announcement made by the Boston-based college was in fact fraudulent, effectively sending kazoo players around the world to the brink of insanity. When asked about such allegations, Berklee officials maintained that it was simply an “April Fools’ Day joke.” You can watch the video below and decide for yourself.

 

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