Category Archives: venues

PHOTOS: Blu DeTiger at The Basement East

Those who were fortunate enough to catch Blu DeTiger on her Blu DeTour this fall were treated to something completely fresh in the modern music landscape. Blu’s charisma and extraordinary technical prowess (alongside her ability to remind us that bass is, indeed, a lead instrument) work together to create a dynamic and unforgettable live show. Blu’s sound and swagger could fill an arena — and we have no doubt that day is coming, sooner rather than later.

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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: ARREIS Presents Straight to Hell-o-ween at The Basement

Halloween is ARREIS’ birthday. This year, it also served as the backdrop for a celebration of her new single, “Straight to Hell.”

P.S.: “Straight to Hell” was one of our Songs You Should Hear last week.

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SAVE THE DATES: NashLive! Cobra Series 2023

For at least six nights in 2023, we know where we’ll be: at one of our favorite Nashville venues on behalf of NashLive!

We’re partnering with The Cobra Nashville (2511 Gallatin Ave., Nashville) to bring you the 2023 NashLive! Cobra Series, six unique live music experiences featuring independent artists from Music City — and perhaps, beyond! These bi-monthly showcases are aimed toward building community, by providing opportunities to artists and creatives of varying genres and disciplines.

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REVIEW: Chelsea Cutler Opens Eyes, Hearts at Marathon Music Works

Over the past couple of years, Chelsea Cutler‘s career has taken off like a rocket ship. Her sophomore album, When I Close My Eyes, has served as a true watershed moment in Cutler’s career, and has played a large role in helping her amass more than 750+ million streams to date, widespread acclaim from media outlets like NPR’s Weekend Edition, Variety, MTV News, Entertainment Tonight, COMPLEX, UPROXX, Consequence, HYPEBAE, and Ones To Watch; and festival performances at Coachella, Hangout Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, and more.

All of that was a recipe for a fun night and a packed house on Tuesday night, when the second leg of Cutler’s When I Close My Eyes tour came to Marathon Music Works in Nashville.

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PHOTOS: Good News For Modern Man, The Finites, and CH3LS at The 5 Spot

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 gallery…

If you were looking for a dynamic rock show to close out your September, NashLive! had the goods at The 5 Spot.

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PHOTOS: Edgar Derby, Aaron Friend & The Enemies, and Leoncarlo at The Cobra Nashville

Artists from near and far came to The Cobra Nashville this past Tuesday night, showcasing their talents at a memorable NashLive! and Music City Movement collaboration — where community building was the order of the day.

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