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

What’s up Austin? UMS 2014, that’s what. (Photo by Jordan Gonzalez, The Denver Post) The high holy days of music in Denver, Colorado are upon us. Yes, #UMS2014 is here, in all its aurally-drenched, sweaty, South Broadway packed-club glory. Here’s a recap of night one, as seen through your eyes. Be sure to share your UMS experience by tagging your tweets, Instagram photos and more...

Video: Roadkill Ghost Choir plays “See You Soon” on S. Broadway during The UMS |Check It >>

OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'duZDU4bzoSFkSIoFBocg_W8Wp7rql4G5'); }); Please enable Javascript to watch this video By Kent Nishimura and Mary Stevens Ahead of the band’s set on the first day of UMS 2014, Reverb caught up with Roadkill Ghost Choir‘s Andrew Shepard to film him playing video on South Broadway. As festivalgoers walk by, Shepard plays a somber take...

Dear Jack White, Reverb formally invites you to the Rockies game on Aug. 20 |Check It >>

Photo courtesy of Andrew Cieslak via Twitter. Hey Jack White, We (and the rest of the Internet) saw the above picture. We feel for you, man. You try to go to a Cubs game and you turn into a meme with captions like “I Miss Meg” and “Saw Someone Wearing a Black Keys Shirt.” That’s not the American pastime we grew up with. So, here’s what we’re gonna do, Jack....

UMS 2014: Live from South Broadway, July 24-27 |Check It >>

Join the conversation in our UMS 2014 feed, where we’ll discuss the bands, venues, hilarious and/or spot-on hipster outfits and all the rest of the 14th Annual Underground Music Showcase, live from South Broadway in Denver, Colorado. 400 bands in 20+ venues over 4 days. It’s all happening at #UMS2014.

High Plains Comedy Festival adds national stand-ups, fill out lineup with veritable who’s-who of Denver comics |Check It >>

(Logo courtesy of Michael King) The stated goal of the High Plains Comedy Festival has, according to co-founders Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Juett, always been to promote not only stand-up as an art form but Denver’s rising comedy scene, which has in recent years birthed more national headliners and festival favorites than in arguably all its previous decades combined. So it should come as no...

UMS 2014: Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen talks new album, podcasting and Wiz Khalifa |Check It >>

Tanlines’ Jesse Cohen talks new album, podcasting and Wiz Khalifa ahead of the duo’s UMS show at 9 p.m. on Friday on the Main Stage. The point where an artist ends and the person begins isn’t always obvious. Prince onstage, for example, is the same Prince you’d expect to get if you somehow managed to bump into him offstage. Rappers (unfairly) get flack for not being about what...

Dierks Bentley at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-23-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Arizona-born Dierks Bentley turned Red Rocks into a honky tonk club on Wednesday, replacing the traditional cowboy hat for a worn trucker cap. Bentley stormed the blue and red backlit stage to the roaring beat of his “po-po” hit “5-1-5-0.” (more…)

Album review: Alvvays, “Alvvays” |Check It >>

Album review: Alvvays, “Alvvays” If you like your indie-pop cut with a dose of 21st century reality, Toronto’s Alvvays has just the LP for you. On their self-titled debut album, the band sounds like a female-led Belle and Sebastian but with less of an accent and a stronger sense of millennial dread. “You took something before you went in the shower,” lead singer Molly Rankin sings...

Jurassic 5 at the Ogden Theatre, 7-22-14 (photos, review) |Check It >>

Jurassic 5’s baritone boss Chali 2na was almost through 2002’s “Sum of Us” when he imploded on the most fleeting, rapid-fire lyrics. “You’re an old man,” teased MC Akil, the lilting, tenor counter to Chali 2na’s boom. “In an old band,” Chali 2na quipped. The venerable Jurassic 5 shook the Ogden Theatre Tuesday night in the final show of a two-night stand celebrating the hip hop...
Video: Roadkill Ghost Choir plays "See You Soon" on S. Broadway during The UMS

Ahead of the band's set on the first day of UMS 2014, Reverb caught up with Roadkill Ghost Choir's Andrew Shepard to film him playing "See You Soon" on South Broadway.

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UMS 2014: Live from South Broadway, July 24-27

Join the conversation in our UMS 2014 feed, where we’ll discuss the bands, venues, hilarious and/or spot-on hipster outfits and all the rest of the 14th Annual Underground Music Showcase, live from South Broadway in Denver, Colorado.

400 bands in 20+ venues over 4 days. It’s all happening at #UMS2014.

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 Day One: What you saw, heard, and shared (best tweets)

What's up Austin? UMS 2014, that's what. (Photo by Jordan Gonzalez, The Denver Post)

What’s up Austin? UMS 2014, that’s what. (Photo by Jordan Gonzalez, The Denver Post)

The high holy days of music in Denver, Colorado are upon us. Yes, #UMS2014 is here, in all its aurally-drenched, sweaty, South Broadway packed-club glory.

Here’s a recap of night one, as seen through your eyes. Be sure to share your UMS experience by tagging your tweets, Instagram photos and more with #UMS2014.

Read more…