11th Annual UMS: Day 4

Written by  //  July 25, 2011  //  It's Alive, Music, The Conservatory  //  7 Comments

It’s hard to make it to a fourth day of a music festival. Especially when it’s balls hot out and you have a bed in the same town. However, as hard as it might be, there was a great amount of people and bands to see on South Broadway yesterday, the last day of the 11th annual Denver Post Underground Music Showcase.

I believe the reason that I and so many others were able to make it back for one more hard hitting day of music was due to the great scheduling of the festival. I felt like each day was packed with a ton of bands I wanted to see but wasn’t overwhelming; was spread-out among the whole weekend. Maybe that’s just me, who knows.

Anyway, for personal reasons we decided not to stick around last night (sorry Wentworth Kersey, Candy Claws and BLKHRTS) but the afternoOn was bookended with two of my favorite shows (and owners of all cap names): SAUNA & PANAL S.A. DE C.V.

Here’s photos from Gera “Momma G” Brown


Poor Iggy Pup. He was practicing civil disobedience by not coming in the house when asked. What was his cause? The fact that we’d left him home alone in our hot ass house very late for three days straight. Ig, you’re the best! I promise I’ll walk you, like, almost everyday this week.


SAUNA: Oh boy! These kids are going places. Surf music/call-n-response R&B made by cute high schoolers who are as thin as their guitar necks. That drummer girl is THE BEST.


Pina Chulada Kick Majestic (formerly M. Pyres) Green Typewriters: A little hippy-ish? They must be from Boulder. Nope, my fact checker just told me they’re from D-Town. Well, they did play a song about mermaids, which we like.


Shady Babes: I would pass on this straight-up rock band if they were actually just a straight-up rock band, but they add those sweet little electro blips and flourishes, and they got my attention. Plus, Momma G just loves seeing so many awesome female drummers at UMS.


Ken Arkind: Never stop writing awesome poetry about how fucked-up Denver (and the world) can be and is.


Married in Berdichev: You’re awesome. You sound like a dream, which was almost too perfect considering the lack of sleep I’m feeling at this very moment of trying to remember what happened this weekend.


PANAL S.A. DE C.V.: Yup, this was the set to see on Sunday. Was that pretention pluming from that smoke machine, or just plain smoke? Whatever your opinion, you have to give it up for these amazing musicians. It usually takes a lot for an instrumental band to hold my attention, so kudos guys. That trumpet player? Awesome! That guitar/keys player? Pure brilliance. That drummer? He’s wearing a Wu-tang shirt.


Hey Wenzel! Thanks for everything!


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7 Comments on "11th Annual UMS: Day 4"

  1. pina chulada July 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm · Reply

    you might need a new fact checker, cos that’s not us!

  2. Father Guido Sarducci IV
    Father Guido Sarducci IV July 30, 2011 at 12:24 pm · Reply

    Oh shit!!!!!

    That’s Kick Majestic (formerly M. Pyres)

    We were looking at the wrong day. You played Illiterate Gallery on Saturday, not Sunday.

    Wow! We feel like shit. Sorry we missed your set AND soiled your name.

  3. Matthew July 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm · Reply

    uh…this is Matt from Kick Majestic (ex-Pyres) and that isn’t us either…? Fact checkers could use a boot…given we are a two piece from Fort Collins.

  4. Father Guido Sarducci IV
    Father Guido Sarducci IV July 31, 2011 at 10:59 am · Reply

    Fucking drunken fact checkers!!!!!!!!

    That’s Green Typewriters. Anyone would know that. What the fuck!!!

  5. John Wenzel August 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm · Reply

    You’re welcome, Donnybrook, although all I did was cover it this year. All thanks go to Kendall Smith!

  6. Enrique August 2, 2011 at 9:24 am · Reply

    Thanks for the kind words Father Sarducci!

    PANAL S.A. DE C.V.

  7. jc August 10, 2011 at 12:51 am · Reply

    Thanks so much Father Guido!

    PANAL S.A. DE C.V.

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