UMS 2016: Non-Denver locals come marching in

From July 28-31, the 16th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase will be taking over various venues and storefronts along South Broadway. Compared to past years, however, 2016 festivalgoers will be able to dig through a swath of rising out-of-town talent alongside hidden local gems just waiting to be mined.

The best albums of 2016 so far

Who listens to albums anymore? No, really. Between Spotify's Discover Weekly and a single song's ability to launch an otherwise untested artist into the stratosphere (PANDA PANDA PANDA PANDA PANDA PANDA), albums now come second to playlists in importance for the average music listener.