The UMS releases discounted early bird tickets

For the 16th consecutive year, the Underground Music Showcase will come roaring back to Denver's Baker neighborhood on July 28-31. That may seem like a ways away, but remember when you thought Game of Thrones would never come back on the air, and now it's only a month away and you completely forgot to buy that clutch of dragon eggs you swore to yourself you'd have for the premiere?

Vans Warped Tour announces 2016 lineup

Vans Warped Tour has gone strong for what seems like forever, or at least since the inception of the mall rat. The punk mainstay dropped its 2016 lineup with a full itinerary that will take some of the genre's best acts through the dog days of summer across the US, and to Denver's Pepsi Center on July 31.

Phife Dawg, co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest, has died

Phife Dawg, a co-founder of the seminal hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, has died, as The Rolling Stone reports. He was 45. Related: A Tribe Called Quest's "People's Instinctive Travels" makes our list of 10 best records to own A Tribe Called Quest has yet make an official statement on his passing.

Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional to play Red Rocks

The Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour is the latest in a line of liquid-based brands organizing shows in Colorado this year. The guarana-infused beverage will bring vintage emo acts Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday to Red Rocks on July 6, and in the process, hope to prove an exception to the rule that you shouldn't mix uppers and downers.

Flobots want you to sing on their new album tomorrow

Forward-thinking hip-hop outfit Flobots have started work on "NOENEMIES," its new double-album of protest music that's set for release later this year. As we reported in our feature with the group, "NOENEMIES" will feature one disc of Flobots-style studio music, and one of live protest songs.