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Blonde Redhead to fine-tune new album at UMS 2014

Blonde Redhead headlines the Underground Music Showcase on July 27.

When Blonde Redhead fans crowd the outdoor stage at The Denver Post’s 14th annual Underground Music Showcase on July 27, they’ll see a band consumed with artistic purity and delicate moods, a band renowned for its mysterious melodic gifts.



UMS 2014: What’s new as the Denver music fest comes of age

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Fourteen-year-olds are hardly ever praised for their maturity.

But after 14 years of concerts at dozens of venues along the South Broadway corridor, The Denver Post’s annual Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is starting to take on a sophistication and marketing savvy that most long-running festivals would be lucky to achieve.



Tim and Eric comedy tour to feature Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) at Paramount Theatre

Tim and Eric comedy tour to feature Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly) at Paramount Theatre

The weirdest power trio you’ve ever seen is coming to Denver’s Paramount Theatre in September.



Syntax Physic Opera looking to make a statement in Denver bar scene

DENVER, CO - JULY 7: Preview of the new South Broadway restaurant/coffee shop/venue Syntax Physic Opera July 7, 2014. This ambitious multi-purpose performance and gathering space from the folks behind the Meadowlark serve as a place for bands, comedy, plays and cinema. Jonathan Bitz and his wife Joy head up the place. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

For Jonathan Bitz, co-owner of the fancifully-named South Broadway venue Syntax Physic Opera, it’s not about selling hollow ideas in service of a trend.



Mark Mothersbaugh’s jukebox: Devo founder makes one-of-a-kind artifact for Denver bars

Mark Mothersbaugh's jukebox: Devo founder makes one-of-a-kind artifact for Denver bars

Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh is heralding his Oct. 31 MCA Denver exhibit “Myopia” with a custom vinyl jukebox of random, rare, unreleased music and poetry.



High Plains Comedy Festival unveils 2014 lineup, new dates, venues and podcast recordings

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Denver’s only all-stand-up festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, is welcoming Pete Holmes, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and many more Aug. 22-23.



Air Dubai has high hopes for new album, “Be Calm,” exposure from 2014 Warped Tour

Air Dubai from left, Jon Shockness, Nick Spreigl, Julian Thomas, Taylor Tait, Lawrence Grivich and Michael Ray. Photo by Emily Driskill, provided by 7S Management.

After a four-year hiatus since its last proper album, Air Dubai is preparing its first release for Los Angeles-based Hopeless Records, “Be Calm,” which is set to drop on July 1.



Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival reveals 2014 lineup, Red Rocks date

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival reveals 2014 lineup, Red Rocks date

Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy tour is back and better than ever with another stacked lineup of stand-up greats.



Sharon Van Etten craves an intimate setting for her haunting music

Sharon Van Etten's set at the Bluebird Theater was a radiant goldmine for those mid-week diehards who took in the spectacle to a mostly packed house. Photo by Dusdin Condren.

Sharon Van Etten wants fans and critics to know that if anyone is holding back her career, it’s herself.



King Khan & the Shrines on psychedelic contact highs, portable toilets, and the Westword Music Showcase

Try not to use the portable toilets during King Khan's Westword Music Showcase set on June 21. Trust us. (Photo provided by Merge Records)

King Khan & the Shrines on outdoor shows, tripping while making out and the Westword Music Showcase.