(clockwise from top left): Adia Victoria, Altas, Fort Frances, Holly Lovell, Sunflower Bean and The Baltic are all featured on our UMS 2016 sampler.

(Photos: courtesy of the artists)

The Underground Music Showcase returns July 28-31. The annual summer festival brings a slew of eclectic, experimental and under-the-radar music acts to Denver's Baker neighborhood.

There's always ample opportunity for music discovery at UMS, with over 400 bands scheduled to perform. As you plan out your four days of festivities, we'd like to offer some music to help you get to know some national and local highlights on this year's bill. Get acquainted with the Gothic blues rock of Adia Victoria, the psychedelic instrumentals of Altas, the summery shoegaze of Sunflower Bean and more. 

Stream and read about our selections below, and find out when and where they'll perform during the UMS. And check out tons of Colorado artists featured in our previous music samplers

(Note: Downloads are no longer available.)