UMS 2014: Second lineup announcement includes Blonde Redhead and more - Reverb

The UMS makes second 2014 lineup announcement

Now that the initial lineup has had its chance to sink in, The UMS has announced a second batch of acts that will hit South Broadway this summer. Blonde Redhead and People Under the Stairs will join previously announced headliner Real Estate on the top of this year’s lineup. New additions also include Gardens & Villa, Astronautalis, Miniature Tigers and more. They join Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Baths, the Men, Cayucas, Roadkill Ghost Choir and other acts announced at the beginning of the month.

Along with these nationals, another batch of local acts have been announced, including My Body Sings Electric, Confluence, Wire Faces, the Photo Atlas, Flashbulb Fires, Speedwolf, Thee Dang Dangs and more. With more artists to be revealed in the coming weeks, the Underground Music Showcase will bring more than 400 local and national acts to South Broadway on July 24-27.

UMS 2014 tickets are available here. Musicians who want to play UMS this year have until June 2 to fill out the showcase submission form.

See the new additions to the UMS 2014 lineup below and listen to a couple selected tracks. In case you missed it, check out the first lineup announcement here.

Blonde Redhead

Joining Real Estate at the top of this year’s list of acts, Blonde Redhead brings a taste of the varying genres it has picked up since the mid-’90s. Throughout the years, the band has touched on everything from garage-rock, to experimental art-rock, dream-pop and most recently electronic pop on 2010′s “Penny Sparkle.” Though details are scarce, the band did announce on Facebook that it had finished recording its ninth album.

People Under the Stairs

The lyrics from People Under the Stairs’ 2002 track “Acid Raindrops,” “Mary Jane is the only thing that makes my pain stop,” will take new meaning when the band headlines the first UMS where marijuana is recreationally legal in Colorado. Dangling comfortably in the grey area between mainstream and what’s considered “underground” the band has released eight full-length albums with a a ninth due out on May 6.

Gardens & Villa

Touring in support of its 2014 sophomore album, “Dunes,” the UMS will mark Gardens & Villa’s welcome return to the state. In March, the California indie-rock band brought its meticulously layered sound — topped with Chris Lynch’s pure vocals and flute — to the Larimer Lounge. About a week after that show, we also caught a laid back mid-afternoon set from the band at SXSW 2014.

New additions to the UMS 2014 lineup:

Nationals:

Blonde Redhead
People Under The Stairs
Gardens & Villa
Astronautalis
Miniature Tigers
Kid Karate
TV Girl
AAN
American Tomahawk
Goodnight, Texas
Genders
StaG
Whiskey Shivers
Mark Mallman
Fort Frances
Equals
The Sour Notes
Pageantry
Hannah Aldridge
The Blind Pets
Communist Daughter
Weather Maps
SpaceWaster
Fires in France
Man Can Do
The Noise FM
Cure for Gravity
Purple

Locals:

A Band In Pictures
Accordion Crimes
Bear Antler
Best Creeps
Black Lamb
Box Car Eddy
Broken
CC/NN
Colfax Speed Queen
Confluence
Cougar Gold
CRL CRRL
Dead Temple
Dirty Few
DJ ALF 45+1
El Toro de la Muerte
Eldren
FaceMan
Flashbulb Fires
GS3
Hillary Hand
Homebody
Hot Apostles
I Sank Molly Brown
Il Cattivo
Indigenous Robot
Input
iZCALLi
Kitty Crimes
Kyle James Hauser
LSD Bags
Miles to Mountains
Monroe Monroe
My Body Sings Electric
Ned Garthe Explosion
Plume Varia
Popwreck
Reason the Citizen
Red Fox Run
Roo & the Howl
SF1
South of France
Speedwolf
SPELLS
Sputnik Slovenia
Steve Law Band
Thanks for Everything
The Belle Jar
The Born Readies
The Dendrites
The Ever
The Hollyfelds
The Outfit
The Photo Atlas
The Raven and the Writing Desk
The Repercussions
The Robby Wicks Band
The Royal
The Still Tide
Thee Dang Dangs
Vetta Star
Wire Faces
Wiredogs
Zebroids

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