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UMS Preview: Take to the Oars

July 17, 2012
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UMS Preview: Take to the Oars

In gearing up for this year’s Underground Music Showcase in Denver, I’ll be previewing a few of my favorite local acts here over the next couple of days. I first wrote about Take to the Oars here in February 2011, reviewing their album American Volume. Since that time, I’ve seen had the privilege of...

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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 4

July 26, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 4

Well, I suppose it was bound to happen. I commented here on Friday about all the roots-acoustic-indie bands at the UMS, and quipped how I was surprised nobody pulled out a washboard.  You know what’s coming, don’t you? During Ayo Awosika’s solo set Saturday night, she announced that she and singer/songwriter Megan Burtt had...

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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 3

July 25, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 3

Day 3 of the UMS started off with some panel discussions in a church basement. I caught the last few minutes of a discussion with three members of local bands who have had some experience with record labels. I learned more in those few minutes than any of a number of books I’ve read....

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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 2

July 24, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 2

The UMS got into full swing Friday as more bands played in more venues. If you’re into this kind of thing (like me), it’s akin to being a kid in a whole row of candy stores.  All you have to do is walk down South Broadway, and music of many different kinds pours out...

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Underground Music Showcase Diary, Day 1

July 23, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary, Day 1

So this weekend in Denver, over 300 indie bands (both locals and passers-thru) are gracing 20-plus stages along South Broadway in the Underground Music Showcase. Often billed as Denver’s version of SXSW, it’s a great deal for music lovers.  Forty bucks for four days of music.  Not bad.   I have a lot of...

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