We like to call this our Hair of the Dog Party. It’s Sunday afternoon, you’re probably still hungover from Saturday night of The UMS, but you have to cram as much music into your weekend as possible. So, you drag yourself out of bed — inspired by our awesome day party lineup — and come take the edge off your hangover with a few beers at the Hi-Dive.
Trust us. It’s always worth it, and this year is no exception. We’re thrilled to announce our lineup for the Official UMS Reverb Day Party at the Hi-Dive from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday featuring Panther Martin, StaG, What Moon Things, Sur Ellz and a very special headliner to be announced the day of show.
Who could the surprise headliner be? Could it be Kanye West? Holographic Beatles? The Grateful Dead’s real final performance? Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Big Banjo Circus? Probably not any of these … or maybe all of these! The only way to know is to check with us on Sunday. Be sure to RSVP to the event on Facebook to get updates (and to help us figure out how much beer to buy).
A little info on who we have playing this year:
A welcome newcomer to The UMS this year, the band has impressed us with its gritty Strokes influences. Plus, they put on one hell of a live show (complete with synchronized swaying!).
An annual favorite at The UMS, this Denver-to-L.A. indie rock group has picked up some great press since relocating to the West Coast. Last year, the band’s album “Difference” was named one of the best indie albums of 2014 by L.A. Weekly.
What Moon Things
For those of you who hung with us in Austin, you’ll remember WMT’s blistering set from SXSW. And anyone who caught Viet Cong’s sold-out show at the Hi-Dive earlier this year must have been blown away by WMT’s opening set.
This neo-R&B artist from Denver is as new as it gets — he doesn’t even have any music out. But we caught his first listening party at Cold Crush last month, and trust us, you’ll definitely want to be the one telling your friends about him. Think: Denver’s own Frank Ocean.
Official Reverb Day Party at The UMS schedule:
Noon — Panther Martin
1 p.m. — StaG
2 p.m. — What Moon Things
3 p.m. — Sur Ellz
4 p.m. — Surprise Headliner to be announced on Sunday