Folk/Acoustic

UMS 2014 guide: 15 local and national acts to hear at the indie showcase

UMS 2012 Friday

To help you navigate UMS 2014, we’ve provided suggestions of 15 local acts and 15 national acts to catch this week.



Best shows this week: Nine Inch Nails, Wye Oak and more

Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails, Wye Oak and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.



Album review: Trampled by Turtles, “Wild Animals”

Album review: Trampled by Turtles, “Wild Animals”

A transitional album, “Wild Animals” finds Trampled By Turtles caught between their old folk and alternative heroes.



Amen Dunes at Lost Lake Lounge, 7-14-14 (review)

Amen Dunes at Lost Lake Lounge, 7-14-14 (review)

Damon McMahon, frontman for Amen Dunes is a study in easy understatement. In front of a packed house at the Lost Lake Lounge last Monday night, McMahon led the trio that makes up the touring version of Amen Dunes through an hour of passionate, liquid freak folk, the likes of which Denver hasn’t seen since Angels of Light last visited.



The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-13-14 (photos, review)

The Avett Bros @ Red Rocks 7/13/14

Chances are slim that any area Avett Brothers fan has much of a voice left this morning. Not after three glorious days of confessional sing-alongs and full-throated shout-alongs at Red Rocks.



The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-12-14 (photos, review)

The Avett Bros @ Red Rocks 2014 Night 2

Damp yet undaunted, the Red Rocks crowd wore everything from Gore-Tex to plastic trash bags to yoga mats as the Avett Brothers played through a downpour during their second of three nights at the mountain venue.



The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-11-14 (photos, review)

Avett Brothers @ Red Rocks 7/11/14

There they were, the world-famous Avett Brothers, lined up alongside one another in a chorus line of stringed instruments on Friday night at Red Rocks.



Watch: 30 seconds with The UMS artist Covenhoven

Joel Van Horne of Covenhoven talks about shots of Jameson, fighting with the groom at a wedding and more ahead of The UMS. Photo by Sean Fitz-Gerald, heyreverb.com.

Joel Van Horne of Covenhoven talks about shots of Jameson, fighting with the groom at a wedding and more ahead of The UMS.



PHOX at the Hi-Dive, 7-9-14 (photos, review)

Phox @ Hi-Dive 07092014

Emerging Wisconisn folk band, PHOX, gave Denverites a surprise with a sold out show at the Hi-Dive on Wednesday.



Fourth of July playlist: 15 songs for America

Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of hip hop group Outkast perform behind a screen depicting the American flag during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Spin our Fourth of July playlist for a hit of music made by Americans, for Americans about America.