Wheelchair Sports Camp

UMS 2012: Photos and review of Saturday night

The 12th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase charged forward Saturday through nearly 100-degree heat with large crowds clogging the South Broadway corridor. More venues opened their doors to the 300 or so artists while tangent events and unofficial neighborhood house parties filled the Baker neighborhood with buzz.

Steal This Track: Exclusive premiere from Molina, Isis Speaks, Bravo One and DJ Icewater

Last week, we let you know about the Denver hip-hop project providing the soundtrack to our city's Occupy movement. The collaboration brings together a number of intelligent artists -- including Molina, Albuquerque's Diles, New York's DJ Icewater, Mane Rok, Dyalekt, Jonny 5 of Flobots, Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp, Es Nine of Prime Element and more -- to connect the Occupy movement to the ongoing struggles of people of color in the US.

The Mile High Makeout: Local musicians join Occupy Denver this Saturday

The global Occupy movement is an international demonstration of solidarity unlike any most of us have seen in our lifetimes. Even if you're not one of the hundreds of thousands occupying Wall Street, Wichita or Denver, all you have to do is turn on your radio, TV or computer to be brought face-to-face with the diverse group of disenfranchised citizens around the world demanding fundamental changes to the inequities that characterize the modern global economy.