Forever Honey is a self-described rock-and-roll band based in Brooklyn who released their second EP, “Could I Come Here Alone," on August 30, following their debut EP in the spring of 2020. But what band members Liv Price, Aida Mekonnen, Steve Vannelli and Jack McLoughlin have created and shared with the world aren't just four songs—all self-recorded, produced and engineered—but something as sweet and long-lasting as their moniker.
It's the summer of 2022. We're 2.5 years into the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Roe v. Wade has been overturned, inflation is sky-high, housing costs are astronomical, and we're all so, so very tired. All I have to say right now in response is: Thank god for UMS, the Underground Music Showcase.
Each summer in Denver, South Broadway (between about E 4th Ave and E Cedar Ave) turns into a 3-day playground for live music-loving adults. UMS runs from Friday through Sunday on a weekend in July or August, features 2 or 3 outdoor stages, as well as a wide variety of indoor and indoor/outdoor venues. There are big name acts (but not *too* big) on the bill, some local names you might recognize, and many acts you've never heard of. It's an accessible, affordable music festival for locals, by locals. And with everything that's wrong in the world these days, it's one really good thing that, at least for a weekend, makes everything feel alright.