5 Great Upcoming Colorado Festivals

Festival season in Colorado is about to start heating up – here are 5 music festivals to keep your eye on for the rest of the summer. Whether you're into local bands, folk, bluegrass, jazz or a bunch of your fa...

UMS 2014: Our Favorite Performances

Photo by Roman Tafoya The musical storm that is the 2014 Underground Music Showcase is finally over, and we all survived (barely). Aside from the venues getting a little cramped and sweaty, some super long ...

Brain Pickin’: Hockey

"What's in a name? That which we call the band Hockey by any other name would still sound as sweet." To take a line from good old Shakespeare's classic love story Romeo and Juliet, sometimes what matters is ...

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.