(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)The Underground Music Showcase returns to Denver's Baker neighborhood this weekend.
Each year the festival brings together hundreds of Colorado indie acts along with a unique selection of national artists.
We've hosted several UMS 2016 acts in the CPR Performance Studio for an OpenAir session. Watch videos of 10 of these artists and learn where to catch them at UMS below.
Also, check out our Summer Music Sampler to download music from UMS 2016 artists like Adia Victoria, Sunflower Bean, Eros and the Eschaton and more.
This energetic and mutifaceted Brooklyn band was initially conceived for a one-off concert, but it's now a full touring band with two albums to their name. See them Sunday at the UMS Main Stage at 7:30 p.m.
We first met this Denver band last summer, after several members slip from A Band In Pictures. Catch their psych-rock set Saturday at the Main Stage at 3:30 p.m.
This dreamy Denver band is set to release its debut album in September. They play Saturday at 3 Kings Tavern at 10 p.m.
A hip-hop MC turned party rocker, Jackson brings his "Red Plastic Cup" energy on Friday at Blue Ice Lounge at 9 p.m.
Another Denver band on the rise, Plum's earworm melodies and psychedelic rock guitars bring to mind Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. See them Friday at the Main Stage at 6 p.m.
Montoneros this year released the "Heat Horse" EP, which takes their South American-influenced rock into punk territory. They play Thursday at The Hornet at 10 p.m.
Day 3 of UMS features the "Disco Sucks" stage at Hi-Dive, which boasts some of Colorado's rowdier rock groups. Among them is surf-punk rocker Ned Garthe, who plays Saturday night at midnight at Hi-Dive.
Brothers Jakob and Oliver Mueller hail from Denmark but now call Fort Collins home. They'll bring their self-described "synth-punk" to two UMS shows: Friday night at midnight at Illegal Pete's, and 4 p.m. Saturday at Irish Rover.
The acoustic country-folk musings of Denver's Brennan Mackey kick off Saturday at South Broadway Christian Church at 3 p.m.