303’s Top 3: UMS Saturday and Sunday

The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is back for its 13th year this weekend, taking over more than 20 bars and venues along South Broadway. Showcasing more than 350 local acts, UMS is the most compr...

UMS 2013: Jessica Sonner Set to Perform

photo by Charles Hildreth The 2013 Underground Music Showcase is coming up this Thursday–Sunday. So to prepare for the four-day show, we sat down with local singer/songwriter Jessica Sonner, who’s been playin...

Brain Pickin’: FLASH/LIGHTS

Photo by Teresa Taylor Denver-based electro-pop duo, FLASH/LIGHTS changed their name, created a label and just released a new single. All in a day's work it seems for Ethan Converse and Elliot Baker, the dr...
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Hindsight: Underground Music Showcase

If the festival's attendance figures are correct, The Post's Underground Music Showcase is indeed on pace to become Denver's version of South by Southwest--an event it eagerly compares itself to. SXSW, gearing up for its twenty-fifth year, pulls approximately 15,000 heads to Austin, Texas. The UMS, which just closed the books on its first full decade, is already approaching 5,000. No small feat at all. The scene on South Broadway yesterday—especially last night--definitely reminded me a little of SXSW's main artery in Austin--Sixth Street.