Folk/Acoustic

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.



UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day one: Roadkill Ghost Choir, Somerset Catalog and more

UMS 2014 Day One Seth

The 14th annual Underground Music Showcase opened with a score to settle on Thursday. Well, one venue did at least.



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 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.