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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.



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.



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.



Riot Fest decision expected within 10 days

Riot Fest Day One Seth

With Riot Fest scheduled in Byers less than three months away, it’s not known what might happen to the three-day punk and rock festival — and the thousands of fans who plan to attend — should Arapahoe County deny a permit for the show.



Air Dubai has high hopes for new album, “Be Calm,” exposure from 2014 Warped Tour

Air Dubai from left, Jon Shockness, Nick Spreigl, Julian Thomas, Taylor Tait, Lawrence Grivich and Michael Ray. Photo by Emily Driskill, provided by 7S Management.

After a four-year hiatus since its last proper album, Air Dubai is preparing its first release for Los Angeles-based Hopeless Records, “Be Calm,” which is set to drop on July 1.



Skrillex on the Bonnaroo Superjam, “macho” dubstep, Red Rocks noise restrictions and more

Skrillex @ 1stBank Center

Ahead of his two nights at Red Rocks, Reverb caught up with Skrillex to chat about the Bonnaroo Superjam, collaborating with live instruments, the “macho” stigma of dubstep, Pretty Lights and more.



10 best albums of 2014 (so far): Future Islands, Beck and more

SXSW 2014 - Day 3

With half the year in the can, Reverb ranks the ten best albums of 2014 so far.



Free concerts in the Denver ‘burbs this summer

Free concerts in the Denver 'burbs this summer

While these aren’t the Red Rocks or Denver Botanic Gardens shows that bring in major national acts, families can get together and enjoy music outdoors at a variety of venues around the metro area. Here are a few:



Denver Day of Rock brings 25 acts, 100,000 people and no Pitbull

Denver Day of Rock 2013

When 100,000 people swarm downtown during this weekend’s free Denver Day of Rock, they’ll see 25 national and local acts playing rock, pop, R&B, folk, indie and country music across five stages. But they won’t see Pitbull.



The 10 most anticipated albums of summer 2014: Jack White, the Roots and more

Jack White @ Red Rocks

Counting down our most anticipated releases of summer, featuring Shabazz Palaces, The Roots and First Aid Kit.