Rapidly approaching, from July 26th through the 28thDenver’s preeminent indie music festival, The Underground Music Showcase has announced its lineup for 2019. After updating its format last year, and adding a plethora of new stages and venues, which now totals four outdoor main stages and over 20 indoor venues, The UMS looks to once again take the city by the reigns for one amazing weekend in late July. Dotting the top of this year’s bill are the likes of Empress Of, Honne,Chicano Batman, Black Mountain, Tuxedo, Earthgang, and Still Woozy for a certifiably heavy hitting slate of headliners; but as always, the talent buyers for the UMS have flexed their mid-card and local muscles just as hard.
Additional national support includes Yves Tumor, DRAMA, LEIKELI47, Y La Bamba, Miya Frolick, Gardens & Villa, Tessa Violet, Spooky Mansion, Greyhounds, Dressy Bessy, DBUK, Kainalu, Clavvs, Rapperchicks, Rich Jones, Divino Niño, Parallelephants, Deezie Brown, and Garrett T Capps. Coming out of Colorado, we’re getting perked up for the much buzzed about set from synth-pop duo xOxford (pronounced Oxford) who will be making their live debut at the festival, as well as Mile High stalwarts including Falcon Punch, YASI, Andy Immerman, Nasty Nachos, Bud Bronson & The Goodtimers, DeCollage, Milky.WAV, and loads more.
Hailing from the Mile High City, 888 is back again with another massive, emotive, and encapsulating tune. And, as seen before, they’ve enlisted the help of fellow Denverites, Blurred Pictures, to help with the visual representation of “Pins & Needles.”
Living in Denver, I’ve had the pleasure of being fully aware of members Danny Stills and Danny Cooper as 888, since they emerged onto the scene with “Critical Mistakes” back in 2016, garnering overwhelming local support and some nationally. Though, this isn’t the first taste of success, having previously gained some serious buzz for their heavier work with Drop Dead, Gorgeous and Bleach Blonde.
Though the heavier stuff is behind them, nods to their emo routes are still noticeable with releases like “Critical Mistakes,” a handful of others, and now “Pins & Needles.” With such a unique and modernized sound, it shouldn’t be long before droves of others share the same adoration for this burgeoning, new(ish) act.
Today, we’re bringing you the first look at another extremely well-made music video, which was written, produced, and directed by Blurred Pictures. It’s heavy, dramatic, stars both Stills and Cooper, and is worth your attention for the next few minutes.
When you’re done, make sure to head over to Spotify and drop “Pins & Needles” into your favorite playlists.
[OFFICIAL] 888 - Pins & Needles - Music Video - YouTube
EDC week has begun. For those of you going to the festival or other related activities, we wish you a fun and safe trip. For those not going, we hope you’re at least going to be doing something to enjoy your time. The good folks over at Insomniac Records have something on their hands that can elevate your mood.
The official 2019 EDC Las Vegas compilation has dropped with over thirty songs. Artists included on the project range from people like Audien, Ghastly, JOYRYDE and Party Favor to Dustycloud, BIJOU, Oolacile and many more. Whether you’re going to the festival or not, this is all the music you will need this week.
Did you know that getting goosebumps from music means you have a special kind of brain? Not sure if you have that specialness? Here, maybe a song from an Indie Dojo will help you find out. If it doesn’t work, no worries. You’re still special and we still like you.
With special guest Vicky in the house, this week’s episode was a fun change of pace, laced with fuzzy synths and 90s acid nostalgia. I opened things up with two segments highlighting new / upcoming indie releases from The Mattson 2, Drugdealer and Slow Pulp among others. Vicky brought an eclectic mix with a common thread of 90s nostalgia — from Westerman‘s understated, Phil Collins-esque vocals to classic acid house of Armando and Moby. – Ash
With a ton of new music out on Friday, this show gives you a little bit of everything. The first two segments feature some pop and electronica with heavy jazz undertones including Flying Lotus’ psychedelic return, a cut off Matt Martians slacker breakup album and Phonte’s silky smooth Kaytranada collab. Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats latest album anchor the 10-track hip-hop segment alongside standout cuts from new ScHoolboy Q, Pivot Gang and SOB X RBE projects. Finally, we close things out with some thumping house grooves highlighting Bella Boo’s fantastic new EP and Moon Boots first new music in over a year.