Underground Music Showcase (UMS) 2015: Photos Day 3

As I keep plowing through my thousands upon thousands of photos from Denver’s Underground Music Showcase, I now have Day 3 ready to go. Saturday at the music festival is ALWAYS my favorite because of the SpokesBUZZ party. This non-profit does so many great things for the Colorado music scene, not the least of which is hosting a special day at UMS. They are a music incubator that helps train and launch bands in all areas of the music business. I love to support them, so Irish Rover became my second home.

My two big music discoveries that day were The Burroughs, a soulful group that were pretty much too big for the stage, both physically and musically (so we made sure to see them at the church later in the evening)… as well as Itchy-O, a bad-ass marching band that took over the unofficial Mutiny area between Broadway and Lincoln Streets. As with most things in life, Monika was already well aware of both these groups, and in fact – had she not grabbed me by the ear and pulled me into the street – I would have missed Itchy-O’s Rio De Janiero party atmosphere of giant monsters and flames right here in Denver.

Also in abundance (again) were appearances by violin player Josh Lee, who just this week won a long-fought immigration battle. If you saw “Free Josh Lee” t-shirts around any previous UMS, you know what I am talking about. We’re glad it’s all worked out so he can continue with his band Eldren, as well as sitting in with pretty much EVERYONE else in town.

Basically, Saturday at UMS was awesome. Well done, Denver bands!


The Burroughs

The Burroughs - UMS 2015

The Burroughs - UMS 2015

The Burroughs - UMS 2015

Chemistry Club

Chemistry Club - UMS 201

Chemistry Club - UMS 201

Slow Caves

Slow Caves - UMS 2015

Slow Caves - UMS 2015

Slow Caves - UMS 2015 Slow Caves - UMS 2015

Slow Caves - UMS 2015

Slow Caves - UMS 2015

Red Fox Run (complete with a fox mascot)

Red Fox Run - UMS 2015

Red Fox Run - UMS 2015

Red Fox Run - UMS 2015

Joy Subtraction

Joy Subtraction - UMS 2015

Joy Subtraction - UMS 2015

Joy Subtraction - UMS 2015

Wiredogs

Wiredogs - UMS 2015

Wiredogs - UMS 2015

Wiredogs - UMS 2015

Wiredogs - UMS 2015

Wiredogs - UMS 2015

Wiredogs - UMS 201

Wiredogs - UMS 2015

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz - UMS 2015

Rose Quartz - UMS 2015

Rose Quartz - UMS 2015

Rose Quartz - UMS 2015

Rose Quartz - UMS 2015

Rose Quartz - UMS 2015

Dan Craig

Street Fever

Street Fever - UMS 2015

Street Fever - UMS 2015

Itchy-O

Itchy-O - UMS 2015

Itchy-O - UMS 2015

Itchy-O - UMS 2015

Itchy-O - UMS 2015

Itchy-O - UMS 2015

Itchy-O - UMS 2015

Itchy-O - UMS 2015

DJ Alf

DJ Alf - UMS 2015

DJ Alf - UMS 2015

The Burroughs (again)

The Burroughs - UMS 2015

The Burroughs - UMS 2015

The Burroughs - UMS 2015

Reno Divorce

Reno Divorce - UMS 2015

Reno Divorce - UMS 2015

The Sound & Color

The Sound & Color - UMS 2015

The Sound & Color - UMS 2015

The Sound & Color - UMS 2015

The Sound & Color - UMS 2015

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Note: Press passes were provided by UMS. All words and photos mine. © Aimee Giese.

P.S. Check out Day 1 & 2 photos and coverage here!

This article has 3 comments

  1. Dani

    You are amazing Aimee. Love the photos and the continuous heavy lifting you do for the musicians in Colorado. Xoxo

  2. Amy Evans

    As always – AWESOME!

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