UMS 2013: Get to know seven new venues on South Broadway - Reverb

UMS 2013: Get to know seven new venues on south Broadway


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Underground Music Showcase veterans will be pleased to know that this year gives them even more (seven more to be exact) places to explore at the annual fest. UMS 2013 has recruited Blue Ice for the club atmosphere, Mutiny Information Cafe for those intelligent hipsters out there, Illegal Pete’s for you foodies/local music fanatics and more spots to wander into on July 18-21. So go check out some of these new additions to the UMS family, make them feel welcome and most importantly enjoy the bands. This year some of our favorite acts get to break in these new venues, including BLKHRTS, Flash/Lights, Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, Bonnie and the Beard, the Yawpers and more.

Explore our map above of where these new UMS venues are, and get to know them a little bit below.

Name: Blue Ice
Type: Club
Acts playing at UMS: kitty crimes, BLKHRTS, Mancub, Flash/Lights. See the full lineup here.
Best Yelp Review: “St. Patty’s Day weekend was walking and happened to notice a little sign but it had the best deal. So we went in and had the place to ourselves because it was pretty much empty. After a few enjoyable beers more people began to flood in and after they noticed the cheap prices they stayed. Definitely worth checking out but I would like to check it out on one of their busy nights. Also the bartender was very friendly and held a good conversation but knew when to walk away.”

Name: Mutiny Information Cafe
Type: Coffee shop
Acts playing at UMS: Buffalo Rebellion, PAER, Assuage. See the full lineup here.
Best Yelp Review: “The vibe is mellow and polite. They are keeping hours until 4am on the weekends and now bringing in djs and events. I love how they set up a cafe in a bookstore! Go check it out and fall in love! Great things and great people! While we were getting our coffee another gentleman walked up and told the owner that he was pleased with what they were doing with the place and I agree – they are definitely doing something right. I will be back for finals week!” — Dine O.

Name: Badger’s Pub
Type: Pub
Acts playing at UMS: Video lounge
Best Yelp Review: “Badger’s Pub is way, way, way cleaner than I thought it would be. I kind of expected my shoes to stick to the ground and to not really want to sit on any surface inside the bar based on the place’s history and outside appearance. Happily that wasn’t the case for me.” — Tiffany N.

Name: Eslinger Art Gallery
Type: Art Gallery
Acts playing at UMS: WhiteCatPink, Tommy Metz, Kevin Costner Suicide Pact. See the full lineup here.
Best Yelp Review: N/A

Name: Illegal Pete’s
Type: Bar/Restaurant
Acts playing at UMS: The Shilohs, Bonnie and the Beard, the Yawpers, Kissing Party. See the full lineup here.
Best Yelp Review: “Seriously some of the best Mexican food in Denver PLUS A BAR. GET THERE.” — Jeff V.

Name: Li’l Devils
Type: Bar/Lounge
Acts playing at UMS: DJ Alf, CacheFlowe, Uncle Buck. See the full lineup here.
Best Yelp Review: “I like the patio, secluded and smoker friendly, and during the winter equipped with an outdoor heater-much appreciated. The music they play coincides with the music video on their television, but they will gladly turn on a sporting event of your choice. A large party there were enjoying the darts immensely, I hope it’s available next time I drop in.” — Alissa R.

Name: Punch Bowl Social
Type: Game room/restaurant/bar
Acts playing at UMS: Katey Laurel, War Over Water, Something Underground, Thanks to Philo. See the full lineup here.
Best Yelp Review: “Was in town for a girl’s weekend (although we had a man friend in-tow for a few hours), and our crew was desperately looking for a brunch spot open on Saturday. We had driven by at least 3-4 spots in the greater Denver area and this little lady was starting to get hangry (hungry + angry due to blood sugar issues). I would have eaten my right shoe, but luckily didn’t have to since we pulled into the Punch Bowl parking lot. Might I add that there was a sweet, vintage Camaro in the parking lot? A very good sign, indeed!” — Abby S.

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