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Denver Psych Fest grows in RiNo district

Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival 8/10/13

Denver Psych Fest returns for its second year with an expanded lineup and the expectation of twice the attendance.



Peter Buck trades R.E.M. for alt-rock supergroup the Baseball Project

With R.E.M. done, Peter Buck can do whatever he wants, so he's leisurely touring the country with the Baseball Project, which stops at the Oriental Theater on Aug. 15.

With R.E.M. done, Peter Buck can do whatever he wants, so he’s leisurely touring the country with the Baseball Project, which stops at the Oriental Theater on Aug. 15.



Arise Music Festival distills Colorado fest culture with activism

A festival-goer poses at Arise Music Festival on Sunrise Ranch in Loveland last year. The second annual event runs Aug. 8-10.

Among the hundreds of shows Kansas City act Quixotic has performed at theaters, museums, rock clubs and outdoor events over its nine years, last year’s Arise Music Festival stands out for a very important reason.



Aimee Mann, Ted Leo split writing and singing duties in the Both (interview)

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo talk about their working relationship and matching personalities in their new band, the Both.

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo talk about their working relationship and matching personalities in their new band, the Both.



UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day four: Blonde Redhead, Gems, Sunboy and more

UMS 2014 Day Four Seth M

The end of The UMS was also a beginning for thousands of people: of recovery after four days of live music, sunshine and beer; of a renewed appreciation for the joys of live music; of marriage.



High Plains Comedy Festival adds national stand-ups, fill out lineup with veritable who’s-who of Denver comics

High Plains Comedy Festival adds national stand-ups, fill out lineup with veritable who's-who of Denver comics

The 2014 High Plains Comedy Festival will feature dozens of Denver-area comics, including headliners and national festival veterans.



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

2013 UMS DAY 4

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.