Wow. Fourteen years. Having seen the recent Reverb article on media folks looking back at the history of Denver’s Underground Music Showcase (UMS), I most connected with a quote from my friend Eryc Eyle, who recalled a conversation he had with Andy Guerro from the Flobots, who described UMS as being a lot like SXSW. “I interrupted and said we needed to stop comparing ourselves to Austin, Seattle, and Portland (Ore.), and embrace Denver’s unique awesomeness.”

It’s steamy, it’s sweaty, loud and rockin’ the rails. No, we’re not talking the Central Line at rush hour. It’s London’s Damn Vandals, bringing rock and roll back to it’s core of sex, drugs and desire.

09 Apr 2014

Last year “From Nowhere” from Dan Croll seemed to come out of nowhere as an essential track in your summer of 2013 soundtrack, shaking to and fro with a lighthearted chorus and samba percussion that drove the desire for a frothy blender drink, complete with the umbrella, thank you very much; of sorts, a follow on to Metronomy’s “English Riviera” from the summer before.

It's the last day of SnowBall 2014 kiddies and children with flowers in your hair. But it is far from the least, as the festival and Denver welcomes two Australian acts that garner thousands in the crowd at international festivals. That's one of the benefits of being where we are, being able to see these people up close and personal.

We're now into Day 2 of this year's SnowBall music festival. If you have yet to go, here's a few things to know and look out for.

The time has arrived. Day 1 of this year’s Snowball Music Festival has upon us, as was some spring snow yesterday. Given this is an outdoor festival taking place at a popular location, here are three things to know before you venture out the door.

In 2013 the Hackney Council took a big risk, venturing to Austin during SXSW Interactive to seek opportunities for East London businesses to connect with Austin and U.S. businesses by setting up and operating the first Hackney House Austin.

 

At week five until SXSW 2014, we offered up tips on tech tools that come in handy during your SXSW experience. This week SXSW released its official schedule for interactive, film and music, which includes music showcases, film screenings, panel sessions for all three, plus keynotes, conversations and more. At four weeks out, this week's Countdown to SXSW hits on the helpful apps and online resources that will provide you information on the go, making this wonderful but chaotic time a bit less hectic.

On the heels of the success of 2011’s Social Studies LP, which garnered positive reviews from NPR, The New York Times, and The Guardian UK, Body Language returned last year with a new album entitled Grammar.

The leaves have turned from green to gold and amber, drifting to the ground and making for a blanket of crunching rhythms below our feet. Thus is the feeling and mood of Mike Donovan's WOT, a set of songs crafted for the crisp feelings of change and connection to nature's seasoned light.

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