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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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PHOTOS: DREAMERS at The Basement East (w/ Smallpools & Young Rising Sons)

DREAMERS have been in my orbit for quite some time. I remember back in the early days of this platform — before we moved to Nashville, and before we were even known as Underground Music Collective — when I would drive through the streets of Bethlehem, PA bumping tunes like “Sweet Disaster” and “Wolves (You Got Me),” traveling from gig to gig, and from meeting to meeting.

So, when we had an opportunity to catch them at The Basement East alongside Smallpools (and with the support of New Jersey natives, Young Rising Sons), we had to jump on it!

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Sunday Replay: Fighting Different Forms of Abuse; What is Underground Rising?

We’re not afraid to discuss difficult topics on our Official Podcast.

Two of these Sunday Replay clips from The Quinn Spinn deal with combating different forms of abuse, which we hope will create further understanding and inspire productive conversations. In addition, we shed more light on our Underground Rising initiative, whose success will help us produce more thoughtful content like this.

Want to learn more about The Quinn Spinn? Check out these links, and then check out this batch of videos!

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Full Circle Ramblings (4th Nashiversary Solo Mission)

Today (Nov. 26, 2022) marks four years of Underground Music Collective in Nashville… and it feels like we’re coming full circle.

Our founder shares some thoughts as we head into Year 5 (and Year 10 of The Quinn Spinn).

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Songs You Should Hear: So. Much. Soul.

We have three more reasons for you to be thankful this week.

Warm melodies, vivid imagery, and skillful musicianship are the order of the day with this week’s Songs You Should Hear. The women featured below each bring a unique, soulful voice to the table — and we can’t get enough!

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WATCH: With ‘Nothing Lasts Forever,’ Dylan Brushes Off Love in Dramatic Fashion

Dylan’s appreciation for all things rock and roll is evident in everything she does. A self-proclaimed “rock star in a pop star’s body,” the British-born pop artist incorporates big guitar riffs and a flair for showmanship into her stadium-ready pop anthems.

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LISTEN: Rome & Duddy Have Your Back with ‘I’ll Be Right Here’

Rome & Duddy — the eponymous duo project of Sublime with Rome’s Rome Ramirez and Dirty Heads’ Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell — are coming to Nashville’s Skydeck on Broadway this Friday, November 25.

While you wait for their arrival to Nashville (or wherever you reside), they want you to know that they’re here for you.

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