Underground Music Showcase in Denver last weekend:
My weekend lineup consisted of: Porlolo, two Dust on the Breakers shows, the Centennials, Houses, The Rouge, the Lumineers, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, The Raven and the Writing Desk, and Gregory Alan Isakov. I missed the last day of the showcase due to exhaustion and a refusal to drive all the way back downtown for the fourth day in a row. Yes, it is a looooong drive.
Highlights for me were the Centennials [the Meese family, brother, wife, and brother] who performed their first show, Houses who are always even more amazing than I remember, and the Lumineers, my new favorite Denver band.
Salt Lake City, you have some very big shoes to fill. Denver is the new Austin. You just wait.