2015 UMS Must-See Bands

May 6th, 2015 by

5 Must-See Bands at the 2015 Underground Music Showcase on July 23-26

The Underground Music Showcase is setting up shop in Denver this summer and the lineup is even better than last year. This year, Schomp MINI is once again presenting this four-day music festival that will take over South Broadway.

The dates have been announced and the lineup for the UMS. Taking place on July 23-26 this summer local and national talent will head to the city and present live sets to thousands of people. Tickets will be sure to sell out this year so grab the pre-sale tickets before they’re gone! Here are the 2015 UMS must-see bands:


Formerly from Colorado and now on to Nashville, minimalist pop duo Tennis is coming back to their hometown to play at the UMS. Alaina leads the group with her soft yet strong voice and husband Patrick has accompanying vocals, while both play along. You’ll be up on your feet during Tennis’ set, so get to the stage early to get a good dancing spot.


Over the past couple of years, Joel Van Horne has been working on Covenhoven. It’s a project inspired by a place his family would visit that was built by their grandfather. Now, Van Horne has turned something historic to his family into the sound of symphonies, or as he calls it, “symphonic folk.” From Van Horne’s demanding voice to the folk tunes that come out of his guitar, this is definitely a local artist to watch.


They might be young, but the members of Residual Kid are back in Denver to crowd the city for one hell of a show. Ben, Max and Deven first came to Colorado for a previous UMS and instilled a need in everyone who watched their set. RK’s “noise punk grunge alternative” sound is craved and has been missed since last UMS. The kids are back in town and shouldn’t be missed.


As one of this year’s headliners at the UMS, STRFKR is coming to Denver to implode its electronic sound in Denver’s ears. From Portland, Oregon, this band will be sure to draw the crowd, offering a fan-favorite performance that you have to see for yourself. One of the band’s hits is “While I’m Alive” and is a great song to see live. Don’t miss this headliner!


One of Denver’s favorite hip-hop artists is back to take the stage at this year’s UMS. He has performed with many other artists, including The Epilogues, but his style of hip-hop can outshine anyone he’s sharing that stage with. Input sprays real lyrics to the crowd and gets everyone in the room hyped. He has a real talent that Denver has missed since his short hiatus last year.

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