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UMC20: Winter Moods and More (Dec. 6, 2022)

Sounds of the season. Sounds from all over the world. They’re all here!

It’s December, which means it’s time to include a handful of holiday tunes, in addition to songs that fit the vibe any time of year. Speaking of the holidays, we’ve also got a few artists performing on this week’s Bundle Up Nash annual clothing drive here in Nashville, if you’re craving some local flavors.

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A List of Holiday Benefits in Nashville (UPDATED 12/7)

‘Tis the season for charitable giving! Whether you’re interested in making a monetary donation, or you’re focused on giving in other ways, Nashville’s music community is serving with open hearts this holiday season.

Below, we’re keeping a running list of some of Music City’s holiday benefit events!

Want us to add yours? Let us know!

P.S.: Speaking of holiday giving, please consider donating to our Underground Rising initiative. Via the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you can make a tax-deductible donation to help UMC become a more robust, collaborative, and community-driven platform through our content, events, and outreach. Get started here!

Onto the List!

Sunday Replay: Combating Narcissism, Finding Balance, and Rising the Tide

As we move toward the end of the year, it’s mind-blowing to think of how many independent creatives — from Nashville and beyond — joined The Quinn Spinn this year to share incredible insights into their journeys. Overall, the best conversations in the show’s 9+ year history have happened in 2022, and it makes us even more optimistic for the future.

Combine that with the fact that we just found out the show is in the top 5% of most shared podcasts across all of Spotify, and is within the top 30% of most followed podcasts on Spotify, and we can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store!

Before we get there, though, let’s take a look and listen back to some highlights, as we get ready to finish the year strong.

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PHOTOS: Blu DeTiger at The Basement East

Those who were fortunate enough to catch Blu DeTiger on her Blu DeTour this fall were treated to something completely fresh in the modern music landscape. Blu’s charisma and extraordinary technical prowess (alongside her ability to remind us that bass is, indeed, a lead instrument) work together to create a dynamic and unforgettable live show. Blu’s sound and swagger could fill an arena — and we have no doubt that day is coming, sooner rather than later.

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Songs You Should Hear: Love, Lust, and Despair

Hold it right there! This holiday season, we’re asking our community to support Underground Music Collective’s Underground Rising initiative! By making a tax-deductible donation to UMC via The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you ensure that we can keep sharing songs and stories from independent creatives everywhere, for years to come. Click here to get started!

Anyway, onto this week’s Songs You Should Hear…

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Standing in Our Truth: 2022 in Review with Lauren Gomance

Our first episode with Lauren Gomance of SoulFit Counseling has stood the test of time as our most popular episode of 2022 across all streaming platforms.

Today, Lauren joins us for another round!

The end result? Another deep-diving, insightful conversation about healing, establishing healthy relationships, and showing up as our true selves, while incorporating the lessons we’ve each had a chance to learn in 2022.

Also, we talk about yoga. 🙂


Holistic Hangs: A Chance to Build Community

Let me take you back to the Summer of 2017. Nashville still was not but a twinkle in our eye. The Underground Music Collective you know and love today was known as Lehigh Valley Underground, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

My hair was shoulder length, and I resembled the GEICO caveman. If you know, you know. If you don’t, consider yourself fortunate. 😉

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UMC20: The Best of November 2022

How is it already the end of November?

That means 2022 is almost over. That means the holiday season is officially in full swing. That also means that it’s time for another monthly UMC20 Best Of compilation.

Lots of tough choices were made, but overall, we think we’ve put together a nice representation of how stellar November 2022 has been. You be the judge!

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