Interviews and Features

Chive Fest Denver: City Park neighbors concerned about ticketed music fest

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros @ Red Rocks 6/2/13

Those familiar with the phrase “Keep Calm and Chive On” probably knew that the music festival Chive Fest was headed to City Park on Aug. 16. But that news came as a surprise to many residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, and they are anything but calm about it.



Vignettes from UMS 2014 day four: Zombies at the Hi-Dive, black eyes and hangovers

UMS 2014 Day Four Juli W

The Reverb staff spent the weekend sharing short scenes from UMS 2014. On day four we saw zombies at the Hi-Dive, a turkey leg-induced black eye and more.



UMS 2014 photos, review, video of day two: People Under the Stairs, Tanlines, StaG and more

UMS 2014 Day Two Seth M

Once nerves had settled from the early afternoon car crash, day two of UMS 2014 went smoothly with sets from People Under the Stairs, Tanlines, Roo & the Howl, StaG and more.



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.



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.



Blonde Redhead to fine-tune new album at UMS 2014

Blonde Redhead headlines the Underground Music Showcase on July 27.

When Blonde Redhead fans crowd the outdoor stage at The Denver Post’s 14th annual Underground Music Showcase on July 27, they’ll see a band consumed with artistic purity and delicate moods, a band renowned for its mysterious melodic gifts.



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.



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.



Underground Music Showcase 2014 schedule: 439 performances on 18 stages

UMS 2012 Friday

With 439 performances and 18 stages, you’d better use the next three weeks wisely and get familiar with the Underground Music Showcase 2014 schedule.