UMS 2014 day three photos: house parties, crowds, rain and picnics |Check It >>

Day three of The Denver Post’s 2014 Underground Music Showcase unfolded between bursts of rain and wind, with crowds descending in earnest on the South Broadway corridor and the surrounding streets for concerts and day parties. Check out this slideshow from Reverb contributing photographer Dylan Langille. (more…)

Vignettes from UMS 2014 day three: The mighty Hi-Dive line, anger on stage, gallery shows and more |Check It >>

All weekend the Reverb staff will be sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day No. 3 we spent time analyzing the behavior of people waiting in lines, the quick turn from anger to peacefulness that can happen on stage, the rarity of country music at The UMS and, well, Cop Circles. (more…)

UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day three: Real Estate, Baths, The Blue Rider, Zebroids and more |Check It >>

“This is the part where you realize you should have called a cab 15 minutes ago,” the Zebroids’ frontman told the packed Hi-Dive just after 1 a.m. The Zebroids are sort of a Denver must-see, but still, he may have been right. The third day of the UMS 2014 began at noon, and it’s likely that some strong-bodied, stable-minded people arrived early and stuck it out for the last sets. That’s...

UMS 2014 day three: What you saw, heard, and shared (best tweets) |Check It >>

DENVER, CO – JULY 26: Kinky Fingers perform at the Irvington Street Day Party, an unofficial party, during the Underground Music Showcase on July 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post) The UMS would be a barren wasteland without the people. No, really – it wouldn’t exist if there weren’t dozens of volunteers and organizers, talented bands, musicians,...

Video: Roo & the Howl performs “Give Me Time” in an alley during UMS 2014 |Check It >>

OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'k5a2Y5bzorxWhcEFgaOX6-vrxNVPR3XT'); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video By Kent Nishimura and Mary Stevens Thanks to their well-received debut album, “Me/We,” Roo & the Howl went into UMS 2014 with a good amount of buzz. After their packed set at the Irish Rover on July 26, the band’s Bekah Wagner and Matt...

Vignettes from UMS 2014 day two: Alcohol, humanity and mosh pits |Check It >>

All this weekend the Reverb staff will be sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day two we saw the collision of alcohol and humanity with bathroom arguments at Pie Hole, beer showers at 3 Kings Tavern and the smell of crowds at Skylark Lounge. (more…)

UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day two: People Under the Stairs, Tanlines, StaG and more |Check It >>

“No, no, no. You can’t pull on it like that,” an exasperated door man yelled at the stream of people flowing out of the Skylark Lounge just before midnight on Friday. Fans were seeking a respite from the muggy heat of the venue, which was packed with bodies to see Roadkill Ghost Choir’s 11 p.m. set. As if it were some sort of hive mind decision, they all headed for the cool night air at once....

UMS 2014 Day Two: What you saw, heard, and shared (best tweets) |Check It >>

DENVER, CO – JULY 25: Doug Varner relaxes on a bench as he listens to People Under the Stairs perform on the Main Stage during the Underground Music Showcase on July 25, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post) Some music festivals are more about the people watching, finding somebody to make-out with, shoving your face with late-night food, or how sexy you looked in...

Video: Ark Life plays a stripped down “Sweet Revenge” in a front lawn during UMS 2014 |Check It >>

OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'ExNWY4bzoipK_4qHxp1sOMMIXv-kxGZI'); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video By Kent Nishimura and Mary Stevens Shortly after playing a pre-UMS set at Illegal Pete’s on South Broadway, Ark Life grabbed a snare drum, an acoustic guitar and attached a mic to a twig to perform “Sweet Revenge” for us in a front lawn....
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UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day three: Real Estate, Baths, The Blue Rider, Zebroids and more

UMS 2014 Day Three Seth M

Day three of the 2014 Underground Music Showcase featuring Real Estate, Ark Life, Baths, Cayucas, Prism Waves, Kinky Fingers, Mike Clark and Sugar Sounds, Something Underground, Social Club and DJ Drumkit. Photos by Seth McConnell/heyreverb.com.

“This is the part where you realize you should have called a cab 15 minutes ago,” the Zebroids’ frontman told the packed Hi-Dive just after 1 a.m.

The Zebroids are sort of a Denver must-see, but still, he may have been right. The third day of the UMS 2014 began at noon, and it’s likely that some strong-bodied, stable-minded people arrived early and stuck it out for the last sets. That’s more than 12 hours of music, standing and partying for anyone unable to do math today.

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UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day two: People Under the Stairs, Tanlines, StaG and more

UMS 2014 Day Two Seth M

Day two of the 2014 Underground Music Showcase featuring Roadkill Ghost Choir, People Under the Stairs, Residual Kid, Covenhoven, A Mouthful of Thunder, Accordion Crimes, Dawn Safari, Catch Lungs and Turner Jackson. Photos by Seth McConnell/heyreverb.com

“No, no, no. You can’t pull on it like that,” an exasperated door man yelled at the stream of people flowing out of the Skylark Lounge just before midnight on Friday. Fans were seeking a respite from the muggy heat of the venue, which was packed with bodies to see Roadkill Ghost Choir’s 11 p.m. set. As if it were some sort of hive mind decision, they all headed for the cool night air at once. But the problem was, the front gate of the venue was wasn’t working 100 percent, and for good reason. A car had driven through it about nine hours beforehand.

About two hours before Underground Music Showcase sets were scheduled to start at the venue, a blue Honda crashed into the front of Skylark Lounge. At least one person was injured in the mid-afternoon incident, and the entrance to the venue had been battered. Fans, organizers and musicians all had the same worry: Will shows still take place at Skylark? Safety the main concern, responders and UMS organizers made sure the building wouldn’t endanger concertgoers before giving word that the shows would go on. Obviously, the frightening “what ifs” dominated the conversation on Friday at the UMS. But sets continued as planned, well, with the exception of the busted front gate and the poor door guy who was given the new job of directing inebriated fans through the entrance.

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Vignettes from UMS 2014 day three: The mighty Hi-Dive line, anger on stage, gallery shows and more

UMS 2014 Day 3 Juli W

Sarah and the Meanies, Lazar Wolf, Plume Varia, The Kinky Fingers, Confuence, Pull the Alarm and A Band in Pictures perform on day three of UMS on July 26, 2014. Photos by Juli Williams, heyreverb.com

All weekend the Reverb staff will be sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day No. 3 we spent time analyzing the behavior of people waiting in lines, the quick turn from anger to peacefulness that can happen on stage, the rarity of country music at The UMS and, well, Cop Circles.

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