Category Archives: Profiles

Emotional Release and Relentless Creativity: Inside the Mind of 0-Brien

Speaking with alternative hip hop artist 0-Brien is an enlightening experience; one which dives into the depths of the human condition, and which provides an insight into music – specifically, its importance as an emotional outlet – that is mature and wise beyond his years.

The 19-year-old Connecticut native has tapped into the most primal offerings of those depths on his breakout album, Red, which was released earlier this year.

Meet 0-Brien
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Jerrica Alyssa: From Vancouver to Nashville (and Everywhere Else)

As the daughter of Filipino immigrants, Jerrica Alyssa grew up in a warm, welcoming household where the arts were ever-present. The Vancouver, BC native had the chance to nurture her natural gift for artistry from a young age as a dancer, singer, and classically trained pianist.

Knowing that, it may surprise you to know, at one point, Jerrica once appeared to be on a far different professional path.

Get to Know Jerrica

The Quinn Spinn: MOLLĒ (Mar. 16, 2020)

As a female artist writing and producing her own music, MOLLĒ has a unique perspective on what it takes to find sustained success in the music industry. The GRAMMY-nominee, who splits her time between Nashville and Los Angeles, joins The Quinn Spinn today to discuss her efforts in bringing equity to male-dominated segments of the industry, and provides insight into the realities of living life outside of the box.

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The Quinn Spinn: Jason Threm (Mar. 2, 2020)

Songwriter, producer, and musician Jason Threm has a passion for music that is evident to everyone he encounters. We are fortunate to have Jason join us today on The Quinn Spinn.

The Cincinnati native, who resides in Nashville, draws on his personal journey and the many artistic hats he wears to offer articulate, thoughtful insight on the state of the music industry.

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The Quinn Spinn: Christopher Paul Stelling (Feb. 17, 2020)

Asheville, NC-based musician Christopher Paul Stelling is currently on tour in support of his new, Ben Harper-produced album, Best of Luck.

Before hitting the road, Christopher joined us over the phone for an in-depth conversation about a number of topics, spanning from the album and tour, to the nation’s sociopolitical climate and much more.

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Hawktail’s Jordan Tice on ‘Formations,’ Band’s Evolution, and 2020 Plans

When genre-bending acoustic supergroup Hawktail comes to Little Harpeth Brewing this Friday night, they will do so in celebration of Formations, their new album which serves as the band’s most cohesive representation of its musical vision to date.

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The Quinn Spinn: Ben Danaher (Jan. 20, 2020)

Texas native Ben Danaher is an Americana artist based in Nashville who has spent extensive time on the road with Aaron Lewis, the country artist and frontman of rock band, Staind.

On today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn, Ben shares his experiences from the road, as well as the stories of loss that inspired his most recent full-length album, Still Feel Lucky. We also take a brief look into what the future holds, and discuss the importance of building momentum as an artist.

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Bryce Green: Putting Nashville Hip-Hop on the Map

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According to statistics, the urban/hip-hop genre is the most consumed music in the world. Atlanta has famously carried the torch as a hub for mainstream urban/hip-hop artists to achieved global success.

However, just four hours north in Nashville, the genre’s presence is still developing. Long known as the home of country music, Nashville has more recently embraced the rock, pop, and Christian genres. But, even with artists like Lil Nas X — an Atlanta native! — bridging the gap for hip hop’s collaboration with Music City, there has yet to be a Nashville-based hip hop artist who has risen to superstardom.

Meet Bryce Green

Exhibit&Friends Episode 8: Bootleg Rascal

Underground Music Collective is excited to partner with California-based music writer and vlogger ExhibitCreative to bring you the Exhibit&Friends video series.

Based in California, Exhibit&Friends will feature interviews with artists from all over the world, across a wide variety of genres — kind of like a lot of what we do here at UMC. Great minds think alike, as they say, and we’re excited to welcome our new friends into the fold, and to become introduced to even more talented and creative people from everywhere.

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The Musical Journey of Raquel Aurilia

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The best way to embark on any creative journey is often to pick a direction and just start. From there, the people you meet and experiences you share will light the way.

This is the case for adult contemporary artist Raquel Aurilia. The Arizona-based singer’s journey began by building her network, which has since led her to open for the likes of B.B. King, Pat Benatar, Gin Blossoms, and more, including a recent 25-show run in support of former Bad English frontman John Waite.

“I started later in life because I didn’t know how to start,” Aurilia noted. “Music is a different animal. It took me a while to meet the right people.”

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