Official Underground Music Showcase Podcast Released, Produced by Talented Youth Interns
Underground at the Showcase is the official podcast of the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) released live on November 16, 2022. The exclusive podcast features 14 entertaining episodes of interview content with this past summer’s UMS performers. Recorded live at Mutiny Information Cafe and hosted by Colorado youth, featured artists include Ramakhandra, Bluebook, Schama Noel, Immigrant's Child, and Tres Leches (among others). This podcast offers listeners moments of levity, reflection, and inspiration through conversations about songwriting, motivation, community, family, and the return of live music in a post-covid world.
“‘Start where you are’ is probably the best advice that I could give,” local artist Joseph Lamar says in his featured episode. “A lot of times when people start out doing something, they can stop themselves because they feel like, ‘I need to have this or that,’ in order to get started. And so it becomes procrastination. You never get to it because it’s always out of reach. But I would say to just start where you are with what’s available to you, with whatever resources or skills you have. The most important thing is starting.”
The Underground Music Showcase is Denver's longest and largest music festival, featuring nearly 150 bands performing over three days on S. Broadway. In March 2022, Youth on Record (YOR) announced that it would be joining creative agency Two Parts as the co-owner of the festival.
Underground at the Showcase was produced in part by five youth interns from YOR. Podcast hosts include Genevieve Glimp, Danny Acree, and Lauren Francisco. The show was edited and mixed by interns Akello Stallings and Tierney Worthen. Additional music was produced by LXXXVII, a 2022 graduate of Northeast Early College. YOR staff David Ladon and Jelie Jones are the podcast's Executive Producers.
“Co-hosting Underground at the Showcase was a fantastic experience,” 21-year-old Acree said. “I absolutely loved interviewing all the talent that was able to come hang out and chat with us. The show gives the listener a dive into what the Denver live music scene has to offer.”
YOR’s Young Creative Coach Jelie Jones is an executive producer of Underground at the Showcase and supports all podcast interns as they learn the professional skills required to thrive in the audio arts and entertainment industry.
“Creating this podcast during UMS was an absolute blast. Jumping from conversation to live show for each of our guests was an amazing experience that everyone missed out on–until now,” Jones said.
Tune in to gain inspiration with stories and advice from experienced artists and music professionals. You can find this podcast on all major platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music.
About Youth on Record:
At Youth on Record, we believe that all young people, including those who are at-risk and written-off, have the ability to turn their lives around. We are committed to ensuring that the youth we serve graduate from high school and are ready to enter the workforce, and transition to college or enter advanced technical training and careers.
Our programs empower 3,000 teens in some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders of tomorrow.
Generation Collaboration is one of those crucial programs. Not only is it a way to plug graduates into careers, but it presents an opportunity for current students to learn critical technical skills and prepare them to enter the creative industry.
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