Tag Archives: Americana

Americanafest 2019: A Night on Cannery Row

Thursday night was a hot one in Music City, as Americanafest continued all over town.

For us, that meant hanging out at 1 Cannery Row, whose venues — Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge, The High Watt, and One — featured enough diverse musical offerings and electricity in the air to feel like its own festival within the larger scope of the city’s week-long celebration.

See the photos

PHOTOS: Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience

When Kendell Marvel took the stage at Nashville’s EXIT/IN on Tuesday night, he made a simple proclamation: “We’re going to play some country music.”

Boy, did they ever, The 20th installment of Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience celebrated the first night of Americanafest 2019 with a brilliant lineup of some of country’s best players, and even saw Marvel inducted into rarified air: the EXIT/IN Wall of Fame.

Read more

UMC20: Sept. 10, 2019

It’s a busy week here at UMC. There’s a new episode of The Quinn Spinn out. We have tons of submissions to catch up on from vacation (and even before). Oh, and it’s Americanafest in Nashville this week, and we’re going out to get us some of that, starting tonight.

When will we sleep? We don’t know!

Listen to UMC20

UMC20: Best of August 2019

We’re back!

Vacation was fun, and we do have a pile of emails to dig through upon our return. Not to mention, we have some other features and reviews hanging out there that we plan to get to this week.

In the meantime — and before we completely, willingly say goodbye to summer — we want to re-visit August one last time with some of the most popular tracks that comprised our UMC20 playlists throughout the month. Give yourself a listen to these while we take a chance to catch up!

Track listing
Artikal Sound System – Time
The Spring – Victoria
TIOGA – Break Me In
Moonroof – Trojans
Lion’s Mouth – High Achievers
The Parasocial Club – Sunny Day
Rayne and Jaki Nelson – High Wasted
Evan Cline – Part of Me
Seth Witcher – A Game of Love
Elisabeth Beckwitt – Baggage
Leah Voysey – Keep It to Yourself
Max Swan – Steady
Maria Hassel – Anxiety
Kendal Conrad – Come to Your Senses
Joseph Gallant – Better Buzz
Stephanie Ryann – Travelers
Burn the Treaty – Murky Moon Sky
Kiki Halliday – American Tragedy
Eric & the Soo – Goulais Bay
Billy Bauer Band – Better Days

WATCH: Katie Cole’s Raw, Honest ‘Graceland’ Video

Late last year, Americana artist Katie Cole released her EP, Things That Break Pt. 1. We chatted with her about the EP, as well as her experience coming to the U.S. and working with some of the industry’s biggest names over the years.

Since then, the Melbourne, Australia native has kept quite busy. She has spent a good portion of 2019 touring Europe and then the U.S. with The Smashing Pumpkins, and accompanied frontman Billy Corgan on his solo run. All the while, she has been as tireless as ever working on her own projects.

Watch the Video

UMC20: August 20, 2019

It’s probably a good time to mention that we’re going to be on vacation next week. So, aside from this being the last new UMC20 playlist of the month, it’s the last update period until September. We’ll hit you with the best of August when we get back the day after Labor Day.

(Don’t worry, though. We’re cooking up some fun for you while we’re gone. More on that later in the week!)

Listen to UMC20

The Quinn’s Daily Spinn: Thursday, August 15

Philly’s Three Strands — the folk project headed by singer-songwriter Sean Cox — has new music on the way soon. This is exciting for us, since we’ve been following Three Strands since before Three Strands was a thing.

Hear Thursday’s Daily Spinn
« Older Entries