Category Archives: UMC20

UMC20: Reaping the Musical Harvest (Oct. 4, 2022)

This week’s UMC20 is packed with gorgeous soundscapes, heartfelt stories, and even a few bangers sprinkled in.

We’ve had a couple weeks to re-load our stockpile of fresh jams, and we’re reaping the musical harvest here today. Have a seat at our table and dig in!

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UMC20: The Best of September 2022

Do you feel that chill in the air? Better put on some FIRE to keep us warm.

This month was full of fire, and we’re here to let it burn. These 20 tracks are a glorious snapshot of what September had to offer, weaving through genres and moods to create one true eclectic, yet unified masterpiece.

Let’s not delay. Get to it!

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UMC20: Farewell, Summer (Sept. 20, 2022)

We’ve tried to hang on to the summer of 2022 for as long as possible. And, if you’re in Nashville this week, it certainly seems like Mother Nature is thinking along the same lines.

But… it’s over. We’re officially heading into fall this week, but not before a last hurrah of high-powered summer bops. The first half of UMC20 is loaded with those, before gradually giving way to more mellow sounds befitting the cooler months.

OK… there are some Americana-tinged scorchers at the end, too. We couldn’t help ourselves!

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UMC20: Back from the Beach (Sept. 6, 2022)

Summer is unofficially over, and that means it’s time to get down to brass tacks by delivering you some fresh, recently-submitted HEAT.

OK, so maybe one of these songs wasn’t submitted, and is included here simply because I’m vibing on it, post-sabbatical. Which one? Well, here’s a hint: it’s from Dirty Heads’ new album, Midnight Control, which released on August 26 and, personally speaking, is already one of my favorite albums of all time. Sometimes, a new record just hits the spot.

After that, though? You’ll enjoy a multitude of multi-genre flavors straight from our submission form. Hope you’re ready!

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UMC20: The Best of August 2022

We’ve had a multitude of adventures this month on the way to landing on the UMC20 Best of August. We even had a guest curator step in one week (thanks, Jenna!).

The end result? 20 different perspectives, informed by genre, life experience, and the tastes of multiple curators, mixed up into a musical gumbo pot and best served hot.

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UMC20: Back in the Saddle (Aug. 16, 2022)

I’m back in the saddle to supply you with this week’s fresh UMC20 playlist. However, the Sheriff isn’t back in town just yet. That’ll be in a few weeks, when I make my trek back to Nashville on Labor Day.

The good news? After my Musikfest adventure, I’m back to working remotely! I’ll be checking in as usual from here on, and I thought I would do so by bringing you some new HEAT.

Embrace the heat. Listen to UMC20 below!

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UMC20: Jenna’s Edition (Aug. 9, 2022)

This week’s UMC20 follows that hot topic theme we keep bringing up – NETWORKING – and its jam with BANGERS.

3/4 the artists included this week are people I’ve built personal relationships with through working in the industry, attending shows, and being active on the scene and in my community. The other ¼ are artists that were discovered through someone I met via the aforementioned avenues. And now, we’re paying it forward.

Get out there and make friends, kids. It’s good for your life, your career, and all of our ears. Take a listen to what friendships can do:

Track listing

Arbo – Whiskey River Road
Sam Varga – Sugarcoat 
Tree Shelf – Antifreeze
Smart Objects – Something Happened 
Matthew Paige – My Dreams Don’t Do You Justice 
The Minks – Take it Easy
Abigail Osborne – Gonna Get Over You
Steve Everett – Believin’
Dylan Whitlow – You Oughta Know 
Butch Walker – Holy Water Hangover
Jax – Victoria’s Secret
Noah Kahan – Stick Season
Matt Nathanson – German Cars
TROY – Guilty
Brady Riley – Welcome to Chambers County 
Sierra Ferrell – Years
Annika Bennett – Scared of Getting What I Want 
The Ghost Tour – Why the **** Can’t I let You Go 
Arts Fishing Club – Space Cow 
Manny Blu – Put Your Whiskey Where Your Mouth Is

UMC20: Upcoming Shows, Interview Guests, and More (Aug. 2, 2022)

We have so much to get to with this week’s edition of UMC20, and that includes providing clues about what’s coming down the pike in the near future.

We have upcoming (and previous) Quinn Spinn guests featured here, as well as artists set for forthcoming NashLive! shows this fall. We have submissions from multiple different continents and, of course, we touch as many genres as possible across these 20 tracks.

Sound exciting to you? Good, because it does to us. Let’s go!

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UMC20: The Best of July 2022

Independent musicians of Earth… you brought the heat once again this month!

It was a lot of fun to construct the UMC20 Best of July, even if some tough decisions were made. There were some all-around bangers and, all told, this month was an especially strong one.

Come on in and hear why. It’s time for the Best of July!

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UMC20: Every Wednesday in July (July 20, 2022)

Tuesdays have been especially productive around here lately — so productive, that it’s taken us an extra day each week in July to compile the week’s UMC20 playlist.

Like its predecessor, this one’s worth the wait. It starts off with some raucous rock and roll (and gives a nod to this week’s NashLive! show at The 5 Spot), then heads into alternative, hip hop, and pop territory. We crossfade from pop into country, and finish it off with a solid helping of soul.

Find some new favorite tunes below!

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