August 2nd, 2019
Underground Music Showcase
Denver, CO
July 26-28, 2019
Photos by Lisa Dibbern and David A. Barber

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August 9th, 2018
Underground Music Showcase, Denver, CO
July 27-29, 2018
Photos by Veronica Lee

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July 31st, 2017

Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO – July 27-30, 2017
Photos by Charles Powell

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July 1st, 2017
Who to See at Underground Music Showcase 2017 – Denver, CO – July 27-30, 2017
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The Underground Music Showcase aka UMS is a 4 day music festival that includes national, regional and local acts in multiple venues. It is a place to discover new artists, see old friends, while drinking and eating local fare.

Aldous Harding – New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding was signed to 4AD earlier this year and released Party. Harding is a classically trained guitarist who is mesmerizing to watch life. Party is not the pulse pounding big label debut album. It is a meditation of thought and wisdom.
Esme Patterson – Patterson is a Colorado original who was part of the band Paper Bird. She has since moved to Portland. She released We Were Wild last year. Her album Woman to Woman was a fictional woman’s response to some of the classic rock songs.
Zola Jesus – Putting Zola Jesus in a genre box is very hard. She is experimental, industrial, songwriter and oozes creativity from her veins. Her 6th album Okovi comes out in September and her UMS set should include many new songs.
10 Colorado Artists to See at UMS

Corsicana –  Corsicana is a 4 piece led by Ben Pisano. It features Melanie Steinway (Tyto Alba) and Jordan Leone on bass who add a playful and experienced backbone to this band.
Edison – Edison released Familiar Spirit last after signing to Rhyme & Reason Records. This Denver 3 piece is a synergy of Sarah Slaton, Dustin Morris & Maxwell Hughes. We recently saw them take their song “Water In the Well” to new heights.
Katey Sleeveless – Katey Sleveless is an all woman 3 piece from Colorado Springs led by Kate Perdoni of Eros & Eschaton. We’re excited to see this new project in action.
King Cardinal – This 5 piece alt folk party band attracted our attention last year with vocal styling’s that could be heard miles away. They released their sophomore album Once a Giant in 2015.
Lillian – Lillian is an artist we’ve never seen live but were sold on after hearing the song “Melt Together” on her EP Desert Song. She is now working on a new EP called Light Bender.
SIR – This Denver 3 piece is the secret we’re waiting for. They have done some recording in LA resulting in the single “Go.” They also recently inked a bigger deal. We’re waiting for the new album to emerge.
Television Generation – Television Generation is a pure punk band of reverb and noise. They have an EP Fusia out.
The Still TideRun Out is the newest EP from Denver’s The Still Tide. Anna Morsett & Jacob Miller have a connection to songwriting and arrangements. Consider them the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. What stays with you after one of their sets is more profound.

The Violet Tides – Kenzie Culver and the Violet Tides are a band to watch. They are an emerging work inprogress that already has the stage show.
Wildermiss – In June Wildermiss had a sold out show to premiere their new single “Carry Your Heart.” It was an electric night and demonstrated how far this group has grown in a short time. They are a dream rock act who are making the jump from opener to headliner easily.

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