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Previewing Underground Music Showcase lineup, and all of this week's local music listings 

click to enlarge The Springs' own We Are Not A Glum Lot are set make an UMS appearance. - MIKE SEARLE
  • Mike Searle
  • The Springs' own We Are Not A Glum Lot are set make an UMS appearance.

Tickets are now on sale for the “largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain Region,” Denver’s Underground Music Showcase. The festival, now in its 18th year, returns to South Broadway July 27 to 29 and, as one might expect from an event featuring over 175 artists, there’s plenty of diversity to be found amongst the performers.

Headliners include Canadian indie-pop act Alvvays, “ambient punk” outfit Deerhunter, jazzy hip-hop standouts Digable Planets and long-running indie rockers Superchunk, among others, while the lineup also features plenty of familiar local faces, namely, Briffaut, Cheap Perfume, Cocordion, Spirettes and We Are Not a Glum Lot. The full lineup and more can be found at

Meanwhile, here’s what's playing around this week:

Wednesday 6/13

Ancient Mariner Tavern, Musician’s Jam with The Hoodoo (Americana), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, The Slackers, The Knock Blockers (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Distillery 291, Juke Joint Party with Grant Sabin (blues), 6 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 7 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center, Clint Black (country), 7:30 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.

Thursday 6/14

Black Sheep, Collie Buddz, The Supervillains, Nattali Rize (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy, 7:30 p.m.
Oskar Blues, Music in the HOLE (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
The Social, Prince Tribute Piano Show (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Stargazers, Ray Wylie Hubbard with Jeff Plankenhorn (country), 7 p.m.
Tap Traders, Archtop Eddy with Nance Vixen (acoustic), 6 p.m.
Thorndale Park, Movers and Shakers (blues), 5:30 p.m.
Whiskey Baron, Harry Luge (country), 9 p.m.

Friday 6/15

Altered Reality Event Center, Pretty Vague, Hipbone, Elevated Sickness, Menagerie (rock/pop), 6 p.m.
Axe and the Oak, Jesse Cotton Stone (blues), 7 p.m.
Benny’s, 40 Oz Freedom Fighters (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Twisted Insane, Kamikaze (hip-hop), 7 p.m.
Chiba Bar, Friday Night Spin (dance), 9 p.m.
Cleats Sports Bar & Grill, Blynd Mojo (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, DJ Trivia with Party Pro DJ (dance), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Woodshed Red (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Had I Known, Lamb Bed, One From None, Ozonic (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Sacred Grounds Coffee in the Canyon, Lindsay Facknitz (acoustic), 6:30 p.m.
Shining Mountain Golf Club, Dillon Finn (acoustic), 6 p.m.
The Social, National Dueling Pianos with Papi Sorrelis and Friends (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Sunshine Studios, Brewfish, The Hoodoo, Mountains Rising, Rippah Shreddahs (rock/pop), 6 p.m.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Pam Tillis (country), 7 p.m.
Whiskey Baron, Harry Luge (country), 9 p.m.

Saturday 6/16

Benny’s, Tribe (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Fighting the Phoenix, New Fiction, October Skies, The Illusionist, Spirit in the Flesh (metal), 7 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Starburn (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Jay Martin Duo (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Lounge in the Village, Playing With Smoke (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, The Fold and Live Wire (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
The Public House, Kenny Lee Young (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Royal Castle, Spanish and Afro Caribbean Night, 9 p.m.
The Social, Fetty Wapp Birthday Bash (hip-hop), 9 p.m.
Stargazers, Paula Boggs Band (Americana), 8 p.m.
Whiskey Baron, Harry Luge (country), 9 p.m.
Wine Down by the River, Nance Vixen Jazz Duo, 8 p.m.

Sunday 6/17

Jack Quinn’s, Traditional Irish Session, 3 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Mother Muff’s, Sunday Brunch with Blue Frog (blues), 11 a.m.
Vibes, Skip Moore (rock/pop), 6 p.m.

Monday 6/18

Ancient Mariner Tavern, Jerrod Fox, Ryan Davis and Friends (Americana), 8 p.m.

Find open mic, karaoke, and more local listings in the print issue of the Independent every Wednesday.

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