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UMS 2014: What’s new as the Denver music fest comes of age

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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.



Mac DeMarco at the Gothic Theatre, 7-14-14 (photos, review, video)

Mac DeMarco at the Gothic Theatre

As Mac DeMarco and his band brought endless summer guitar lines and Bart Simpson antics the sold out Gothic Theatre went wild on Monday.



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.



DeVotchKa at Lost Lake Lounge, 7-13-14 (photos, review, video)

Devotchka at Lost Lake

DeVotchKa played a surprise show at the 75-capacity Lost Lake Lounge in Denver on Sunday.



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.



DeVotchKa to play an intimate show at Lost Lake this weekend

DeVotchKa @ Mercury Cafe 2/14/14

Less than a week before the band plays Red Rocks Amphitheatre, DeVotchKa will perform at the 75-person capacity Lost Lake Lounge on July 13, the venue announced today.



Generationals announces new album

Look for "Alix" to hit the streets September 16.

The UMS alums Generationals are back with a new album called “Alix.”



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.



Mac DeMarco isn’t the stoner and slacker you think he is

Mac DeMarco performs at Colorado's Gothic Theatre on July 14 with Denver's Homebody. Photo courtesy of Captured Tracks.

Mac DeMarco has an ear for jazz. When decompressing from tour he sits around and smokes cigarettes or goes to his favorite laundromat/pinball arcade to play the Addams Family machine. He doesn’t smoke weed.



Album review: Poli High, “Poli High”

Album review: Poli High, "Poli High"

Poli High, the newest side-project from Widowers’ Mike Marchant, was borne out of a crisis.