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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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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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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.

Hear ‘I’ll Be Right Here’

Songs You Should Hear: It’s a Pop Explosion!

We’ve got the bops you need to head into the weekend!

From high-octane anthems, to those more pensive and ethereal, we’re inviting you to hear what’s happening within the pop genre – across the country, and even across the Atlantic! Get to it!

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LISTEN: Will You Like DaChri ‘unfiltered’?

Hey, while you’re here: did you know that Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville? That means you have the opportunity to make a charitable donation to UMC, which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Click here and help us Keep the Music Playing!

Anyway, onto the review…

Who’s ready for an unconventional pop banger that flies in the face of the algorithmic gods?

Hear “unfiltered.”

PREMIERE: TopHouse Wants You to Look Out for ‘Number One’

Number One by TopHouse

TopHouse’s quick rise in social media popularity has launched the Nashville-based folk-pop band into virality. And, once you hear their music, you’ll understand exactly why.

Their new single, “Number One,” showcases lyrical depth that honors the complex, yet familiar arrangement and melody that carry those lyrics directly into your soul.

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Songs You Should Hear: Emotions Are Running High

Love and loss are addressed in this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear.

We begin with a tender, beautiful reminder of the legacies we carry with us as we pursue our passions. Then, things take a hard left turn into the land of toxic relationship dynamics, addressed expertly by a couple of Nashville’s emerging pop artists.

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