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Car crashes into UMS venue Skylark Lounge, one person taken to the hospital

A vehicle has crashed into the UMS venue Skylark Lounge. At least one person has been injured. Photo by Suzi Miller, special to Reverb.

A vehicle has crashed into Skylark Lounge, the South Broadway venue, which is scheduled to host a number of Underground Music Showcase performances on Friday night, according to reports. As of 4:30 p.m. UMS organizers did not know if the venue would hold concerts on Friday.



Video: Ark Life plays a stripped down “Sweet Revenge” in a front lawn during UMS 2014

Video: Ark Life plays a stripped down "Sweet Revenge" in a front lawn during UMS 2014

Shortly after playing a pre-UMS set at Illegal Pete’s on South Broadway, Ark Life grabbed a snare drum, an acoustic guitar and attached a mic to a twig to perform “Sweet Revenge” for us in a front lawn.



Vignettes from UMS 2014 day one: Sharing whiskey, people watching at Sputnik and more

2014 UMS Day 1 Juli W

All this weekend the Reverb staff will be sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day one we watched the Irish Rover share whiskey, ate at Sputnik and listened to Hollow Talk’s hot wall of guitars.



Video: Roadkill Ghost Choir plays “See You Soon” on S. Broadway during The UMS

Video: Roadkill Ghost Choir plays "See You Soon" on S. Broadway during The UMS

Ahead of the band’s set on the first day of UMS 2014, Reverb caught up with Roadkill Ghost Choir’s Andrew Shepard to film him playing “See You Soon” on South Broadway.



UMS 2014: Artists, fans and media remember the biggest surprises after 14 years of music

Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party.

A great music festival can usually be pared down down to a series of memorable moments, and The Denver Post’s annual Underground Music Showcase has had no shortage of them over its 14 years and thousands of shows.



Johnny Winter: Blues legend dies at 70 in Zurich

Johhny Winter @ Cervantes

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.



Riot Fest Denver: 10 locations we’d love to see it move to, 10 we’d hate

Riot Fest Day One Seth

Since they’ll announce this mysterious new location early next week, we can spend our weekend speculating where Riot Fest Denver will end up.



UPDATED: Riot Fest denied permit in Byers, will move to alternate Denver location

Riot Fest - Day 1 People Dylan

The curtain officially closed Friday on the Riot Fest show in Byers, with Arapahoe County announcing that it will not issue a temporary-use permit for the three-day music extravaganza.



Riot Fest decision expected within 10 days

Riot Fest Day One Seth

With Riot Fest scheduled in Byers less than three months away, it’s not known what might happen to the three-day punk and rock festival — and the thousands of fans who plan to attend — should Arapahoe County deny a permit for the show.



Riot Fest faces uncertain future in Byers

Riot Fest - Day 1 People Dylan

A large crowd of people turned out Tuesday to voice their feelings about a giant three-day music festival featuring The Cure, Rise Against, Primus and The Flaming Lips scheduled in September on a farm near Byers.