The UMS Main Stage in 2014.

(photo: CPR / Michael Hughes)

The Underground Music Showcase returns to Denver's Baker neighborhood July 28-31. Festival organizers today announced its initial headliners and a selection of Colorado artists who will perform over the event's four days.

National headliners for the 2016 edition of UMS include Minneapolis synth-pop group Polica, San Francisco garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, Los Angeles band Allah-Las and Brooklyn's San Fermin.

Colorado highlights include The Yawpers, Strawberry Runners, Sound of Ceres, Flaural and more.

See the full list of UMS 2016 artists below. 

  • Polica
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Allah Las
  • San Fermin
  • Lee Fields & the Expressions
  • The Yawpers
  • Adia Victoria
  • The Bright Light Social Hour
  • The Bunny Gang
  • Covenhoven
  • Dirty Few
  • Rob Drabkin
  • Emerald Siam
  • The Epilogues
  • Flaural
  • Fort Frances
  • Methyl Ethel
  • Plum
  • Porlolo
  • Promised Land Sound
  • Shady Elders
  • Slow Caves
  • The Raven & the Writing Desk
  • So Pitted
  • Sound of Ceres
  • South of France
  • SPELLS
  • The Still Tide
  • Strawberry Runners
  • Sunboy
  • Ultimate Painting
  • Wiredogs

​Watch The Yawpers perform "Doin' It Right" in the CPR Performance Studio below.

OpenAir hosts Denver's own The Yawpers in a performance of "Doin' It Right" from their 2015 release "American Man" on Bloodshot Records. Recorded on October 9, 2015 in the CPR Performance Studio.