iZCALLi Is a genre-bending rock band pushing the sonic envelope of conventional Latin sounds. Miguel Aviña (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Brenda Aviña (Bass) and Luiggy Ramírez (Drums) combine to create music for the relentless, the determined…the immigrant song. In this episode Miguel talks about the band's diverse influences, coming up in Denver’s scene, and shifting the band’s identity from a “Great Mexican Rock Band” to a “Great Rock Band.”

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Underground at the Showcase is an official podcast of Underground Music Showcase and a production of Youth on Record. Hosted by Youth on Record participants, the show offers candid conversations with festival performers across styles and genres. Episodes cover a range of themes and topics including community, identity, music education, mental health, fashion, and finding/creating moments of inspiration. Underground at the Showcase was recorded live at UMS at H.R. Meininger Company.

Hosted by Emerson Olson, and Cesar Ibarra

Edited and Mixed by Xavier Gauthier
Produced by David Ladon and Ryan Conarro

Theme song written and performed by David Ladon, Genevieve Glimp, and Danny Acree. Additional music by Blvck Qi

Underground Music Showcase is Denver's longest and largest music festival, featuring nearly 150 bands performing over three days across S. Broadway. 

Youth on Record designs and implements strengths-based, music-centered programs intended to equip young people from historically under-resourced communities with the skills needed to find success in life by advancing their academic success, increasing their economic opportunities and career skills, and strengthening their community connections and networks.

Support for Underground at the Showcase comes from BusinessDen.com, the Mile High City’s homepage for local business news and events. The site launched in January 2015 and is modeled on a highly successful newspaper operating in Richmond, Virginia since 2008. Their newsroom is located in downtown Denver and they have a staff of seven.
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