Underground Music Showcase

How to survive the 2016 UMS

It's Denver's SXSW. A musical gauntlet. The running of the buzz band bulls. Whether you're a fan, an artist, a roadie or (gulp) an organizer, the Underground Music Showcase ain't for the faint of heart.

The UMS releases discounted early bird tickets

For the 16th consecutive year, the Underground Music Showcase will come roaring back to Denver's Baker neighborhood on July 28-31. That may seem like a ways away, but remember when you thought Game of Thrones would never come back on the air, and now it's only a month away and you completely forgot to buy that clutch of dragon eggs you swore to yourself you'd have for the premiere?

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?