Nick Waterhouse at the Bluebird Theater, 7-21-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

With his signature clean cut look and cozy stage arrangement, Nick Waterhouse transports fans back to an R&B recording studio in the 1950s. And that was the feeling at the Bluebird Theater on Monday, as Waterhouse made Denver an early tour stop in support of his 2014 LP, “Holly.” The comfortable stage was perfect for his fantastic band, which uses big instruments through small amps....

Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples at the Ogden Theatre, 7-21-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Los Angeles “backpack rappers” Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples enjoyed a convivial crowd Monday at the Ogden Theatre during the first of a two-night stand. Maybe it was J5′s sweet nod to Colorado in its recent video “The Way We Do It,” or the fact that this summer’s “Word of Mouth” tour marks the 20th anniversary of an important rap collective —...

New Flying Lotus album: Producer announces “You’re Dead!”, tour with Denver date |Check It >>

Since Flying Lotus dropped his fourth LP, “Until The Quiet Comes,” he’s been, well, quiet, save for a collection of B-sides and some touring. That’s about to change. After teasing it last week on his Instagram account, the experimental electronic producer just announced his new album, called “You’re Dead!.” It’s slated for an Oct. 7 release. Little else is known about the...

Goldrush Music Festival 2014 initial lineup: Mount Eerie, clipping. and more |Check It >>

Goldrush Music Festival has announced its initial 2014 lineup. In the last four years, Goldrush Music Festival has defined itself as one of Denver’s most unique DIY events. The venue changes every year, the performers are wide-ranging — from electronic to ambient to lo-fi — and today it has announced its initial 2014 lineup. Taking place at Larimer Lounge and Meadowlark on Sept. 13-14,...

Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-21-14 (photos, review, video) |Check It >>

There are two distinct camps when it comes to nostalgic rock tours. One is filled with aging rockers sleepwalking lazily through their greatest hits in a clear attempt to relive their glory days and rake in the dough. (Like Foghat. Why are those guys still touring? Exactly.) The other, an undertaking by earnest musicians who still have energy and passion for creating art, and who feed off of playing...

UMS 2014 guide: 15 local and national acts to hear at the indie showcase |Check It >>

It’s always a good idea to do your homework before The Denver Post’s Underground Music Showcase. Sure, you can wander South Broadway, catching great bands at nearly every possible venue, gallery, bar, restaurant or storefront, but with more than 400 performances, you might want to approach July 24-27 with at least a broad outline of who to see. Along with hundreds of local and national acts, the...

Groove Music and Arts Festival 2014 (review) |Check It >>

In its inaugural year, the Groove Music and Arts Festival brought a three-day funkfest to Shadow’s Ranch in Georgetown this weekend. Carving out its niche as a festival dedicated to, well, acts that groove, the boutique event attracted close to a thousand campers. Headliners included Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Keller Williams and the Keels, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Dumpstaphunk and Orgone. ...

Wye Oak, Pattern is Movement at the Bluebird Theater, 7-19-14 (review) |Check It >>

Wye Oak played at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday. Four people in two duo acts made one hell of a night of music on Saturday. Philadelphia’s Pattern Is Movement and Baltimore-based Wye Oak both played interesting, entertaining and compelling sets at the Bluebird Theater. (more…)

Man, or Astro-Man? at the Larimer Lounge, 7-19-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Man, or Astro-Man? have returned, and in full force. Led by original members Birdstuff and Star Crunch, outer space’s most famous surf punk band landed at the Larimer Lounge on Saturday night and wowed a rowdy group of longtime fans with more than an hour of fast, sample-laden guitar instrumentals (and some with lyrics), goofy sci-fi visuals and often hilarious banter. Their first show in Denver...
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Nick Waterhouse at the Bluebird Theater, 7-21-14 (photos, review)

Nick Waterhouse @ the Bluebird 7/21/14

Nick Waterhouse performs at the Bluebird Theater on July 21, 2014. Photos by Lisa Higginbotham, heyreverb.com.

With his signature clean cut look and cozy stage arrangement, Nick Waterhouse transports fans back to an R&B recording studio in the 1950s. And that was the feeling at the Bluebird Theater on Monday, as Waterhouse made Denver an early tour stop in support of his 2014 LP, “Holly.” The comfortable stage was perfect for his fantastic band, which uses big instruments through small amps. The look of the crowd added to the retrofitted atmosphere with pin-up hairdos and horn-rimmed glasses.

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UMS 2014: Artists, fans and media remember the biggest surprises after 14 years of music

Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party.

Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party.

A great music festival can usually be pared down down to a series of memorable moments, and The Denver Post’s annual Underground Music Showcase has had no shortage of them over its 14 years and thousands of shows.

In advance of this year’s July 24-27 event, which features more than 400 performances at 20 venues along South Broadway, we polled musicians, writers, festival organizers and fans about their favorite memories from years past — the unexpected triumphs, the craziest live shows, and the flat-out bizarre surprises that make The UMS the reliable summer party that it is.

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UMS 2014 guide: 15 local and national acts to hear at the indie showcase

UMS 2012 Friday

Scenes from Day 2 of the 2012 Denver Post Underground Music Showcase. Photos by Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com.

It’s always a good idea to do your homework before The Denver Post’s Underground Music Showcase. Sure, you can wander South Broadway, catching great bands at nearly every possible venue, gallery, bar, restaurant or storefront, but with more than 400 performances, you might want to approach July 24-27 with at least a broad outline of who to see.

Along with hundreds of local and national acts, the 14th annual UMS will bring big headliners Blonde Redhead, Real Estate and People Under the Stairs. To help you navigate the Rocky Mountain region’s largest indie music festival we’ve provided suggestions of 15 local acts and 15 national acts to catch this week.

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