Fort Collins

Live review: Underground Music Showcase (UMS), Day 2

Friday's sweltering heat did little to dampen Day 2 of the 11th annual Underground Music Showcase. The UMS, as it's been known the past few years, welcomed another eager crop of local and national acts — and fans — to 16 stages along the retail- and bar-heavy strip of South Broadway.

Photo essay: Pretty Lights @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Fort Collins-bred electro artist Pretty Lights appeared before a sold out audience at Red Rocks on Saturday, playing well into the night. The duo covered a wide selection of his back catalog including the more popular songs "Hot Like Sauce" and "More Important Than Michael Jordan" -- with matching visuals of course.

Photo essay: NOFX @ the Aggie Theatre

On its current tour, punk legends NOFX decided to play smaller, outlying towns in hopes of having a more inmate shows, and that's exactly what they got when they played to a crowd of young punks in Fort Collins on Tuesday night.

Photo essay: Pretty Lights @ the Ogden Theatre

Pretty Lights must be ecstatic right now: The Fort Collins-based dance outfit (a.k.a. Derek Vincent Smith and live drummer Cory Eberhard) was a relatively obscure name a year ago, but 2010 finds the band poised for another ripping live schedule.