Mile Marker: The Lumineers

No band has help put the Denver music scene on the map over the past year quite like the Lumineers. Wes Schultz and his band of Great-Depression-era-garb-pop-folk gypsies seemed to appear out of thin air in the second half of 2011.

UMS veterans Bowerbirds to play Larimer Lounge on Tuesday

Underground Music Showcase veterans Bowerbirds play delicate folk music that’s at once lush and stripped down to its most basic elements. Principal members Phil Moore and Beth Tacular routinely meet on lonesome harmonies that easily lead listeners to feelings of nostalgia, rather than sappiness, like most of their peers.

Beach House at the Boulder Theater, 10/7/12 (photos and review)

Beach House kicked off Sunday night’s sold out show at the Boulder Theater with “Wild,” probably the heaviest song from the band’s latest record, "Bloom." But the weight was lost on the members of the audience -- nearly all of whom seemed elated by the Baltimore band’s mere presence, then taken away by the dreamy 90 minutes that followed.