Ark Life

Video: Ark Life plays a stripped down “Sweet Revenge” in a front lawn during UMS 2014

OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'ExNWY4bzoipK_4qHxp1sOMMIXv-kxGZI'); });Please enable Javascript to watch this video By Kent Nishimura and Mary Stevens 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.

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The Underground Music Showcase is like Colorado's South By Southwest, with a few notable exceptions. First, there's a hell of a lot less sponsors. (And they're relevant: While fans at SXSW might scratch their heads over why Katy Perry is blasting the crowd with a Cool Ranch Doritos cannon, Illegal Pete's actually has its own label, Greater Than Collective, and serves as an official festival venue.) Second, it's a lot less hassle getting into shows.