Category Archives: Q&A

The Quinn Spinn: Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks (Mar. 30, 2020)

Mike Bay just released his debut EP under the Borrowed Sparks name, titled The Prettiest One Left. Getting to this point, however, was a test of the St. Louis native’s mettle, as Mike was met with an unforeseen challenge that, at one point, required him to rebuild the entire project from scratch.

Mike joins The Quinn Spinn today to tell his story of undying resolve. We also discuss the delicate balance between pursuing a creative endeavor and maintaining relationships with those closest to us.

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WATCH: Live Events in the Time of Corona

Earlier this week, our partners at Tuk Law Offices held a livestream video conference to discuss the impacts of the abrupt interruptions to live entertainment that have resulted from the global COVID-19 outbreak, and which have temporarily left countless industry professionals without work.

Join host Bryan Tuk alongside panelists Patrick Brogan, Chief Programming Officer at ArtsQuest (Bethlehem, PA) and UMC Founder Gerard Longo to discuss the impact of the pandemic on live entertainers and presenters alike.

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Zoe Clark Looks to Connect on ‘Lovers Mark’

Zoe Clark’s first ventures into songwriting functioned as a living journal – a way to document her young experiences, as she grew up in the shadows of New York City.

“Writing music started out as my diary,” Clark said. “It was just a way to help me understand my own thoughts and emotions, and put them on the page.”

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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.

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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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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.

Let’s jump right in below!

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The Quinn Spinn, with special guests EverSōl

In a polished musical landscape, EverSōl brings a raw, vulnerable edge to the scene that has made them one of the most exciting modern rock acts in Nashville — or anywhere else. Their fearless, authentic songwriting paints from a wide palette of musical influences, endearing the band to fans far and wide.

On this edition of The Quinn Spinn, we get to know Keece and Coffin, the musicians and creative forces behind EverSōl. We follow their journeys from Arkansas to Music City, and learn about their process and the lessons they’ve learned.

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The Quinn Spinn: Oct. 7, 2019

Darrin Bradbury is a world-aware folk troubadour whose writing style points out the mundane occurrences of everyday life with wry wit and, at times, dark humor. This is prevalent on his new album, Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, which was released on Anti Records on Sept. 20, 2019.

Darrin joins The Quinn Spinn today, and we talk about the album and much more — including authenticity, society, and technology’s impact on what it means to be human in the 21st Century.

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Kevin Daniel: Live at City View Sound

Kevin Daniel’s music career started when he was just five years old, singing Disney songs into a turkey baster-turned-microphone. A year later, he was enrolled in music lessons, starting on piano and eventually picking up the sax. By middle school, he was playing in state symphonic bands, touring with classical horn trios, and singing his heart out any chance he could get.

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