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The Underground Music Showcase

July 13th, 2019

The Underground Music Showcase has announced its 2019 lineup! This gargantuan festival takes over South Broadway with hundreds of bands, dozens of venues, and three days of madness. It’s problematic to call any one festival the best, but if you said UMS was the greatest thing to hit Denver each year, I wouldn’t argue too much. It has the biggest lineup by far and showcases as many local indie bands as humanly possible. You know when you ask someone what kinds of music they’re into and they say “everything,” and you’re a little skeptical of the way they casually throw... Read More

Interview with Jon Medina

July 21st, 2018
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Next weekend is the Underground Music Showcase. The streets of South Broadway will be flooded with people and bands. The Baker neighborhood will be bursting at the seams with house parties to accommodate the overflow. We covered this a few weeks back. I recently got the chance to interview one of the artists playing the showcase and I thought it might be a good warm up for next week’s mayhem. Jon Medina is a super talented and dedicated DJ based in our very own Denver. You can catch him regularly at local venues like Vinyl and Bar Standard. He was kind enough to sit down with me to talk about... Read More

UMS: Underground Music Showcase

June 16th, 2018

I know we all breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Underground Music Showcase announced business will continue as usual this year. The 18th annual festival floods the streets of South Broadway July 27th-29th. This musical monstrosity is always one for the record books, and this year will be no different. The UMS started in 2001 as a way to give Denver underground bands some well deserved attention. The beginning was humble; four bands, five-dollar tickets, and a packed Bluebird Theater. From there it rapidly grew each year eventually becoming a three-day festival with hundreds of bands... Read More

The UMS Weekend

July 28th, 2017

It is one of my favorite weekends of the year here in Denver: The Underground Music Showcase takes over South Broadway from Thursday to Sunday night. Offering incredible local bands and city-wide favorites, the Baker neighborhood transforms into a bustling music scene in several bars, restaurants and venues. Even if you aren’t willing to purchase a day or weekend pass to enjoy the show, it is fun to be experience even just walking around. Here is a list of my favorite spots with excellent beer choices and a few breweries near the area thrown in to take a break from the madness when needed:   Hi-Dive... Read More