Snapshots From The 2016 Underground Music Showcase: Polica, Thee Oh Sees, Tacocat And More

Photo: Polica at UMS 2016
Polica at the 2016 Underground Music Showcase

Photo: Polica at UMS 2016

The Underground Music Showcase returned last weekend to Denver's Baker neighborhood. Hundreds of artists performed across nearly 20 venues over five days.

This year's lineup featured many Colorado artists as well as acts from as far away as Australia. Headliners included Minneapolis synth-pop band Polica, San Francisco garage-psych rockers Thee Oh Sees and Southern blues singer Adia Victoria.

OpenAir was on site throughout the whole festival. Browse our pictures from the event below.

Wednesday, July 27

.@whitneytheband showed us the new tattoos they got in Denver just before @TheUMS kickoff show @3KingsTavern

.@MichaelRault at last night's @TheUMS kickoff show

Thursday, July 28

.@hollymlovell getting it started at Gary Lee's #UMS2016

A rowdy set from Champagne Charlie #UMS2016

One of the few remaining shows from Denver band @TheEpilogues #ums2016

Friday, July 29

Spacey vibes from Ghosts Gone Quiet #ums2016

Experimental one-woman band Bluebook #UMS2016

"We're gonna rock this stage. Soft rock it" - Porlolo #UMS2016

Country rock at the South Broadway Christian Church courtesy of U.S. Tygers #UMS2016

.@turnerjackson amping up the crowd at Blue Ice #UMS2016

Helvetia coming from Seattle to rock #ums2016

.@PoetsRowMusic managing to get a late night dance party at the Church #UMS2016

Saturday, July 30

.@OpenAirScott & Dave Fender getting the soundboard ready for our special #UMS2016 taping at the S Broadway Church

.@MaleBlonding with a sizable mid-day crowd #UMS2016

Australian trio @MethylEthel rocking the #UMS2016 Main Stage on a sunny Saturday afternoon

.@Futurebirds cutting loose while the sun's still out #UMS2016

.@tblsh get an appropriate bright light behind them on the #UMS2016 Main Stage

.@OpenAirAlisha kicks off our OpenAir Live & Local #UMS2016 taping with @JohnMorningBear

Sunday, July 31

A beautiful synth-rock set from @thisispolica closes out the #UMS2016 Main Stage

NYC's @Sunflower_Bean were an instant #UMS2016 highlight

.@AdiaVictoria channels Billie Holiday and Robert Johnson at #UMS2016

.@shadyelders bringing sunny vibes to a cloudy #UMS2016 day 4

Wow, it might be the famously depressing Sunday evening, but @okotygramusic sound absolutely majestic at #UMS2016.