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Lineup for Underground Music Showcase is building nicely


The second round of bands for the Underground Music Showcase in Denver has been announced. The event, which takes place July 23-26 in over 20 venues, is the largest indie music festival in the Rockies region, with over 400 local, national and international acts performing.

The first round of previously announced bands, saw the following confirmed: STRFKR, DIIV, Milo Greene, Brick + Mortar, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Accordian Crimes, Beginners, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Colfax Speed Queen, Dragondeer, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), The Epilogues, In the Whale, Bud Bronson and the Good Timers, The Knew, Moon Hooch, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Land Lines, The Lonely Wild, Eros & the Eschaton, Plum, Rose Quartz, Ned Garthe Explosion, Shady Elders, South of France, Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts, SPELLS, Wild High, Wiredogs, and the Yawpers.

The second round has seen the following groups added to the bill: 40th Day, A Shoreline Dream, ALTAS, Ambit, Andromache Anthony Ruptak, Atlantic Panic, Andy Hamilton & the Whiskey Hitchers, Black Lamb, Bollywood Life, Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir, Branded Bandits, Box Car Eddy, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Covergeist, Chemistry Club, Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels, Confluence, Covenhoven, Brent Loveday & The Dirty Dollars, CRL CRRL, Crystal Ghost (CC/NN), Dudebabes, Dwayne, Eldren, Emerald Siam, Filthy T, Force Publique, Frugal Father, the Gamits, Ghost of Joseph Buck, the Grand Tour, Greenbeard, Hi-Strung, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, homebody, Hot Apostles, HR People, Ian Cooke, Ian Cooke (solo), Input, Instant Empire, iZCALLi, Jermaine Smith and the Sex Party, John Common Superheart, Joy Subtraction, the Kinky Fingers, The Kiss Off, Lawsuit Models, Leggy, Magic Sword, Male Blonding, The Maykit, Mile High Soul Club, Native Eloquence, Pale Sun, Pamphleteers, Party Hard, Patrick Dethlefs, Paw Paw, Plume Varia, Punch Drunk Munky Funk, Povi Tamu, Post Paradise, The Raven & The Writing Desk, Reason the Citizen, Reno Divorce, Residual Kid, RipRats, Rumtum, Rootbeer & Mermantau, the Savage Blush, SF1, the Shaloms, Signs and Signals, Slow Caves, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Sputnik Slovenia, Steve Law Band, Space Suits for Indians, the Still Tide, Straight White Teeth, Strawberry Runners, Street Fever, Sunboy, The Take, Tennis, Tjutjuna, the Traveling Suitcase, the Velveteers, Viretta, the Vanilla Milkshakes, Wanderdusk,
What Moon Things, Walker Lukens & the Side Arms, What Moon Things, WINEHOUSE, Wire Faces, and Zebroids.

Tennis, STRFKR and DIIV will headline the event. The UMS will take place at many venues along South Broadway, between 5th Avenue and Alameda Avenue, in Denver.

Visit theums.com for more info.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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