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The First-Ever UMC Weekly PodGuide!

In case you didn’t know, we have an official podcast. Not only do we have an official podcast, but a lot of our friends have podcasts, too, full of insightful conversations and witty banter around music, creativity, and life itself.

So, we got to thinking: what if we provided a weekly guide highlighting these podcasts, to give the people something to look forward to? Just like that, the UMC Weekly PodGuide was born!

To start, here are a few episodes worth your drive time — all of which are set to drop this week!

Enter the PodGuide

Finding Support from the Indie Music Media

Musicians: whether it feels this way or not, opportunities to be seen and heard are all around you. I would know – I happen to run an independent music publicationa podcast, and an event production company. So, when Luke Holden and I divided up the articles for Muze’s “10 People Musicians Need on Their Side” series, I laid claim to the “Media Supporter” archetype right away.

What I didn’t want to do, though, is just have this be an op-ed about all of the things I look for when considering whether to feature an artist or their music. So, I received an assist from a couple of my peers in the industry for their takes on what they’re looking for, where they find new music, and other tips and tricks that will help you identify the right opportunities.

Redfin Reveals Must-Try Hidden Restaurant Gems in Nashville (ft. UMC Founder Gerard Longo)

Here’s something fun for your weekend: I was selected by Redfin to share one of my top restaurant picks in Nashville as part of their Hidden Gems in Nashville: Local Foodies Reveal the Must-Try Restaurants feature.

If you know me, you know that I’ve got a sweet tooth, so I decided to shout out East Park Donuts & Coffee, located at 700 Main St. in East Nashville. Here’s what I had to say:

“If you have a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong at East Park Donuts and Coffee. You can tell that East Park makes their products with love and creativity, and you can taste the high-quality ingredients in menu staples like the strawberry-frosted ‘EP’ (have you ever watched The Simpsons? It looks just like Homer’s go-to snack). Other menu gems include the ‘Brown Butter,’ which is the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and the ‘Maple Bacon,’ which is every bit as savory as it sounds.”

That’s just the icing on the cake… er, donut. There are tons of great picks from other local experts, and you can find the full list here.

Songs You Should Hear: Meet the ‘Broads off Broad’

Next Friday, BentoLiving Chestnut Hill will present Broads off Broad, an all-female showcase featuring the talents of Erin McLendon and The HellCats, Jenny Teator, and The Lucky Penny Sisters.

McLendon, in particular, released a new single today. So, to celebrate, we thought this week was the perfect time to dedicate Songs You Should Hear to this killer lineup!

Hear What You Should

‘Sunday Funday’ Coming to Flash Me Xperience June 5

You’ve heard the phrase, you know the song… but you’ve never done it like this before!

Flash Me Xperience, Just Play Entertainment, and the Sunday Funday Crew present the “Sunday Funday Xperience,” Sunday, June 5 from 2-6 p.m.

Take it back to your freshman year with the kickback vibes, with spades, spirits, smoke, and the songs you want to hear to have a good time. There’s even a scavenger hunt, because we’re big kids and why tf not?! It’s like Chuck-E-Cheese, but without the pizza and big ass rats.

It’s all going down at Flash Me Xperience, Nashville’s all new Fully Immersive 3-Dimensional Self-Portrait Gallery. Flash Me is the Ultimate Photo Xperience, offering over 15 different exhibits for your photography pleasure. The immersive scenes allow you to become one with the art. Conveniently located in the heart of Nashville on Historic Jefferson Street, Flash Me Xperience invites you to create timeless memories while exploring eclectic art.

General admission tickets start at $10, with food and drink packages also available for purchase. Get yours here!

Sponsored by Guidance Whiskey, Fiyori Vodka, and Twisted Sistuhs.

Broads off Broad All-Female Showcase Set for June 10

Can’t wait to head to BentoLiving Chestnut Hill for Music on the Move’s all-female LGBTQ+ showcase to kick off Nashville Pride Week on Friday, June 24?

Well, good news: there’s another all-female showcase happening there during CMA Fest weekend, two weeks prior on June 10!

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Music on the Move Announces June 24 LGBTQ+ Showcase Lineup

Last month, we told you that Music on the Move Studios was planning a special LGBTQ+ edition of their all-female showcase, set to take place at BentoLiving Chestnut Hill on Friday, June 24 — the night before the official kickoff of Nashville Pride WEek.

That showcase now has an official lineup!

See the lineup

ON SALE NOW: A Night of Nashville Hip Hop II, May 27 at Cobra

It was only a few weeks ago that we delivered the news of A Night of Nashville Hip Hop II, the sequel to the blockbuster hip hop R&B showcase hosted by NashLive! last October at The Cobra.

Well, we have good news for you early birds: you can get your tickets for this one in advance!

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