Tim O’Brien

Kid Astronaut takes things slow at Blue Ice

As the sun set on Broadway, soul and R&B singer Kid Astronaut, formerly of Air Dubai, delivered an appropriately chill performance, armed with an acoustic guitar, electric keyboard, two plants he stole from his mom's home and a Himalayan salt lamp to dispel the negatively charged ions in the air.

UMS 2016: Friday’s top picks

Friday marks the first night of Main Stage bands at the UMS, including crazy-anticipated sets from Allah-Lahs and Lee Fields and the Expressions. Like any night out, the amount of choose-your-own-adventure branch-offs you can do on any given night at the UMS is staggering.

Cloak & Dagger announces 2016 lineup

The 2015 iteration of electronic music festival Cloak & Dagger Music Festival stepped up its game last year. Festival organizer Brennen Bryarly (aka Option4) brought the heat with top tier talent in the digital game by digging out Four Tet and West Coast tag team Classixx.

UMS 2016: Non-Denver locals come marching in

From July 28-31, the 16th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase will be taking over various venues and storefronts along South Broadway. Compared to past years, however, 2016 festivalgoers will be able to dig through a swath of rising out-of-town talent alongside hidden local gems just waiting to be mined.

Biking Bowies and Princes to swarm this week’s Denver Cruiser Ride

Don’t be surprised to see thousands of rock stars on bicycles cruising the streets of Denver on Wednesday night. It’s the freewheeling frolic known as the Denver Cruiser Ride, and this week’s theme is “Rock & Roll Never Dies, Except….” “When we came up with the theme, David Bowie and Prince had just died,” said Brad Evans, who founded Denver Cruiser Ride in 2005.