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Nadalands nails a profane set in a sacred space

John Lindenbaum, singer-guitarist of Fort Collins' brooding Americana trio Nadalands, fretted briefly before his band's Sunday afternoon UMS set: should he change the lyrics to some of his songs, given that Nadalands was playing in the South Broadway Christian Church?

The UMS 2015 schedule: Time to start your planning

You have less than two weeks to plan your schedule for the 15th Underground Music Showcase -- and you're going to need it. Today, our friends at The UMS have shared the schedule for this year's lineup, which brings four days of music with more than 400 performances on nearly 20 venues.

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith details the new, “more diverse” album “Is The Is Are”

On July 7, DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith had landed in L.A. just after finishing up mastering of the band’s sophomore album “Is The Is Are.” It’s a day that has been three years in the making since DIIV’s critically-acclaimed debut, “Oshin.” In the time between the albums the band has been in the spotlight for releasing one of 2012's strongest debuts, but also for Smith’s own drug arrest the following year, his relationship with Sky Ferreira and his band member’s controversial statements on social media.