The Underground Music Showcase returns for its 15th year in Denver this weekend. With more than 400 acts scheduled to perform Thursday through Sunday along South Broadway, the UMS lineup is rife with remarkable Colorado artists along with national headliners like STRFKR and DIIV.
Here's a sampling of just a few of the artists set to play the event and footage of them in the CPR Performance Studio. Check out the videos below and find out when and where they'll play this weekend.
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The Colorado band, featuring husband-wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, closes out the outdoor Main Stage of UMS, 99 S Broadway, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Expect to hear plenty from the Denver band's acclaimed 2014 album "Ritual in Repeat."
This teenage Austin band is no stranger to Denver or the UMS, as they performed on the Main Stage last year. Since then they've signed to Sire Records. They'll celebrate with two shows at this year's festival: Friday at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S Broadway, at midnight, and Saturday at Hi-Dive, 7 S Broadway, at 5 p.m.
The shoegaze-inspired project of Denver musician Joshua Novak performed at last year's CMJ festival in New York City. Catch them at the Main Stage, 99 S Broadway, Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Americana-fueled rock 'n' roll of Denver's Bear Antler kicks off the UMS festivities with an 11 p.m. show at Illegal Pete's, 270 S Broadway, on Thursday night.
This Denver trio crafts intricate guitar riffs that bring to mind early R.E.M. and Canadian band Women. They play at 10 p.m. Sunday at Irish Rover, 54 S Broadway.
Moorehead and his band pack a potent Americana-jazz sound, so expect their music to fill out the Skylark Lounge, 140 S Broadway, at 9p.m. Thursday.
One of Colorado's finest synth-rock acts, Rose Quartz features former members of FLASH/LIGHTS and Mancub. They perform at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Main Stage, 99 S Broadway.
The Raven & the Writing Desk returns to UMS with a new dream-pop sound established on the "Some Get Started" EP. They'll bring it to Eslinger Gallery, 118 S Broadway, at 9 p.m. Friday night.
Another reason not to miss day one of UMS: Young garage-psych band Wild High performs at Hi-Dive, 7 S Broadway, Thursday at midnight.
Explore our CPR Performance Studio archive for more sessions