Welp… we’ve almost made it to the end of another year together. And today, we’ve made it to the end of another month.
So, let’s celebrate as we typically do around here — by recapping some of the best and brightest tracks the past 30 days have had to offer. It’s tough to narrow this down every month, but November presented a particular challenge. There were so many unique and interesting cuts, but only room for 20. Difficult choices were made.
See (and hear) if you enjoy the choices we made below. We think you will!
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Artwork credit: Tovah Rosenthal
With her unique, powerful voice and the gentle strum of her guitar, Philly-based songstress Annalise Curtin has once again captivated us with one of her most vulnerable releases to date.
Hear ‘Heading Out Soon’
Red Bull is bringing its SoundClash series to Nashville’s Marathon Music Works on Thursday, December 9. On that night, two prominent up-and-coming stars will push their musical boundaries and explore each other’s styles as they compete for the right to be called Red Bull SoundClash champion.
The day after Thanksgiving is a waking food coma, ain’t it?
I know I feel that way right now. Fortunately, there’s always music to help us ease back into action, as we’ll be doing this weekend. Might as well get started by giving you some Songs You Should Hear!
Also, Jenna returns to our now-weekly tradition. In fact, we’ll start off with her latest pick below!
Songs You Should Hear: Nov. 26, 2021
Hear What You Should
The second NashLive! show of last week was a collaborative affair, curated alongside Nashville songsmith Jon Pattie as part of his monthly #PopRocks! showcase.
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November is a five-Tuesday month this year, which means we get to enjoy a bonus edition of UMC20. And, with a holiday week upon us, I thought I’d take it upon myself to mix it up and do things a little differently.
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Last week was a two-show week for NashLive! at The Cobra Nashville — and it was time to bring some rock back to the stage.
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Although he now resides in Portland, ME, Andrew LaVogue’s latest single takes us back to where his journey began.
Hear ‘Remember When’
A song for the hopeless romantics and the emotionally attached, Trevor Larkin’s new single, “Once and Future Queen,” celebrates a love story whose final page has been turned, but is fondly remembered
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We were a day late with this one! That is indeed what happens when you have two shows and a whole lot of other fun stuff happening this week. Better late than never, right?
Nonetheless, we’re confident that this week’s UMC20 is worth the wait. We’re also confident that it will get you feeling something. There are a lot of heavier, more introspective songs here, befitting a time of year when it gets dark at 2 p.m. or something. ‘Tis the season, we suppose?
Of course, there’s plenty of fun, too. It’s all ready for you below!
Listen to UMC20!