We’re late to the party on our annual J-Timbs meme share. Sorry — it’s just been busy.
However, one thing that isn’t late is this week’s UMC20 playlist — and we’ve got ourselves some bangers. We also have some more tender moments. We run the genre gauntlet, and we even have a Mother’s Day tune from a “Swanky Ma.”
Make sure you call Mom this weekend — after you check out what we’ve got for you below!
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Zach Cleven is a Midwestern-born musician who has toured the country, playing notable venues across the nation including Rockwood Music Hall and the legendary Bluebird Cafe. In the process, he has shared his passion for music via lively stage shows and deft musicianship rolled into a style he calls “scat-acoustic-funk.”
Through it all, Zach has remained true to himself and his artistic vision, which he now presents to us through the lens of The Z-Man Experience.
Hear “Give It Away”
It feels good to be alive today!
On this day six years ago, in the small, plucky former industrial city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a regional music blog was born. It was called Lehigh Valley Underground, and it would go on to cover some cool festivals, win some local awards, and become a pretty legit community resource.
Then, toward the end of 2018, LVU changed its name, moved to Nashville, and became the Underground Music Collective you know and love today. The rest, as they say, is independent music history.
And, because we find ourselves in a celebratory mood on this sixth anniversary of Launch Day, it’s only fitting that we have a brand new UMC20 playlist for you. We’ve combed the depths of our submission form and inboxes, and we also decided to show some love to the artists on next Thursday’s Music on the Move showcase at Analog Nashville, just for fun.
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Happy New Year! 2022 is only a few days old, and we are here to celebrate the fresh new possibilities before us with a new edition of our UMC20 playlist!
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve delivered an all-new UMC20. We gave you an updated Holiday Hits playlist a couple weeks back, followed by the 2021 edition of our UMC50 year-end compilation.
Now that we’ve celebrated the holidays, it’s about time we start telling the story of 2022. NashLive! shows will certainly be a part of that story, and we have a few upcoming lineups represented below, alongside exciting new submissions and selections. Let’s waste no time digging in!
Artwork credit: Tovah Rosenthal
With her unique, powerful voice and the gentle strum of her guitar, Philly-based songstress Annalise Curtin has once again captivated us with one of her most vulnerable releases to date.
Hear ‘Heading Out Soon’
November is a five-Tuesday month this year, which means we get to enjoy a bonus edition of UMC20. And, with a holiday week upon us, I thought I’d take it upon myself to mix it up and do things a little differently.
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Get lost in the wonders of nature with Greg in Good Company — and by “Good Company,” we mean MULTIPLE Gregs!
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There are countless ways to express and feel love. 17-year-old songwriter Jackie Therrien took that notion as a challenge.
When it comes to relationships, timing is everything. Sometimes, the timing doesn’t work out.
Sugar Fitz — comprised of songwriters Carrie Welling and Brianna Sage — bring their “brash, bold, and seemingly out of nowhere” style to this girl-powered edition of Wine & Whine, a UMC Fun -N- Games segment sponsored by City Winery Nashville.
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