Vignettes from UMS 2014 day four: Zombies at the Hi-Dive, black eyes and hangovers |Check It >>

The Reverb staff spent the weekend sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day four we saw zombies at the Hi-Dive, a turkey leg-induced black eye and more. (more…)

UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day four: Blonde Redhead, Gems, Sunboy and more |Check It >>

The end of The UMS was also a beginning for thousands of people: of recovery after four days of live music, sunshine and beer; of a renewed appreciation for the joys of live music; of marriage. On that last note, Tyler Hayden, lead singer of the Royal, proposed to his girlfriend after opening up the Main Stage of the festival at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The band’s impressive energy, which saw Hayden...

The best shows during UMS 2014: Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid and more |Check It >>

Reverb and Denver Post staffers have compiled their lists of favorite shows at UMS 2014. A few that you’ll see on here more than once are Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid, Whiskey Shivers and the Blue Rider. Of course, even between the staff it’s impossible to see every show. So, if you have a different list, please feel free to share it with us in the comments below. (more…)

RockyGrass 2014 photos, review: Alison Krauss, Sam Bush and more |Check It >>

Rebirth, renewal and RockyGrass. Signs of the triumph over adversity were everywhere at the 42nd annual music festival, whether it was the green lawn in front of the stage, the people tubing and playing in the St. Vrain River, or the artists delivering one fantastic set after another, all while frequently giving props to Craig Ferguson, Planet Bluegrass, and the Town of Lyons for coming together to...

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...
UMS 2014: A recap in 10 GIFs

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UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day four: Blonde Redhead, Gems, Sunboy and more

UMS 2014 Day Four Seth M

Day four of the 2014 UMS featuring Blonde Redhead, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dude Babes, Residual Kid, Prism Waves, In the Whale, My Body Sings Electric, Chase Ambler, Bear Antler and Oscar Ross. Photos by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

The end of The UMS was also a beginning for thousands of people: of recovery after four days of live music, sunshine and beer; of a renewed appreciation for the joys of live music; of marriage.

On that last note, Tyler Hayden, lead singer of the Royal, proposed to his girlfriend after opening up the Main Stage of the festival at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The band’s impressive energy, which saw Hayden pacing the wide outdoor area dressed in black, occasionally atop the amps, helped the sparse, hungover crowd triple in size by mid-set.

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The best shows during UMS 2014: Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid 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

Reverb and Denver Post staffers have compiled their lists of favorite shows at UMS 2014. A few that you’ll see on here more than once are Real Estate, StaG, Residual Kid, Whiskey Shivers and the Blue Rider.

Of course, even between the staff it’s impossible to see every show. So, if you have a different list, please feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

Read more…