If one thing is true about The Underground Music Showcase (UMS), it’s that coordination is key. With hundreds of bands playing in just four days, heading into the massive showcase without a plan of attack can be treacherous. Sets occur simultaneously so it’s more than easy to miss your favorite musicians — if you’re not careful.
This year, you have two solid weeks to get your plans in order, as UMS has released the schedule today. Like last year, headliners will play the main stage up until around 10 p.m., leaving you plenty of time to catch some late night acts that often go until 1 a.m. For Thursday and Friday, shows start at 6 p.m. with weekend shows beginning as early as 11 a.m. We are working on our own schedule as we speak and will release it for you all early next week. But in the meantime, read our review of who we saw last year and get ready for a whirlwind weekend.