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UMC20: Open the Flood Gates! (Jan. 17, 2023)

Last week, we told you we were sitting on a treasure trove of upcoming submissions. This week, we’re excited to tell you that many of them have made their ways into the world!

Seriously, we’re amazed. How do you all ensure that we have a fresh bounty of sounds to compile every single week? Credit goes to the indie musicians of Earth for always making this happen, without question.

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UMC20: Picking Up Steam (Jan. 10, 2023)

It seems like everyone is beginning to awaken from their holiday-induced winter slumber. We’ve certainly been busy over here at UMC, and from the looks of it, plenty of musicians in our orbit are, too. For one thing, this week is set to be a big one for releases, and you’ll surely hear some of those in this space this time next week.

But… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because we have plenty of fire to keep you warm in the meantime. What do you say we get right to it?

P.S.: If you look at the bottom of the track listing, you might see a clue about our first NashLive! show announcement of the year… 😉

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UMC50: 50 Memorable Songs from 2022

Folks, it’s finally here. The day has arrived.

Today, we narrow down the entire year to just 50 songs.

And, let me tell ya, it was a tall task. You’ve brought the heat to us consistently, and there were close calls and tough decisions throughout. We also had to factor in variety — we ensured that as many genres and flavors were represented as possible, to showcase the musical kaleidoscope that is the UMC community.

We hope you enjoy what we have for you on this year’s compilation. Check it out!

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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!

Hear What You Should

UMC20: Autumnal Moods (Oct. 18, 2022)

It’s freezing in Nashville today.

OK, it isn’t freezing. But highs are only in the 50s, so it might as well be.

What that also means is that it’s time to trade summer’s bright energy for cozier moods befitting the season. That’s not to say that there aren’t some bangers on this week’s edition of UMC20, but it is to point out that the back half of this week’s playlist has a healthy dose of pensive Americana tunes befitting the vibrant pastels of a mid-October sunset.

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LISTEN: On ‘i can’t,’ Sarah Faith Separates the Real from the Fake

“I can’t imagine you’d stay seated at this table if it was turned.”

No toxic relationship dynamic is worth sacrificing your own sense of self-worth. Regardless of our connection, sometimes the only choice we have is to walk away.

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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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NashLive! Presents: Josh Del, YEARLOVE, and Nicole Boggs & The Reel at The Cobra Nashville

We’re thrilled to be joining our friends at The Cobra Nashville on Thursday, September 15 for a night of rock, blues, soul, and a whole lot more. We’ll be graced by the talents of Josh Del, YEARLOVE, and Nicole Boggs & The Reel.

TICKETS

Hailing from a small desert town in California, later relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, Josh Del is no stranger to small town Americana. In 2019, he wrote the anthem for When The Lights Went Down, a documentary surrounding an iconic theater in Baytown, Texas starring the late cowboy and Cocoon star, Wilford Brimley.

YEARLOVE is an alternative rock band residing in Nashville, Tennessee. The band take cues from musicians all across the musical spectrum, drawing influence from various genres such as rock, pop, alternative, and jazz. YEARLOVE separates themselves from the indie scene by creating a modern, yet nostalgic sound.

Rooted in three-part harmony and existential blues, Nicole Boggs & The Reel inject rock & roll riffs and vindicated vocals into social commentary, holding a mirror to the absurdity of modern life. Nicole Boggs (bass, lead vox), Alex Kramer (guitars, vox), and Sam Gyllenhaal (guitars, vox) grew up in musical families and walked individual paths before coming together for their first official band release, Scenes From Last Year, in 2019. Dripping with razor-edged sarcasm, their hard-hitting follow-up EP None of Your Business dropped in the summer of 2020, in the depths of the first wave of COVID-19. Since then, the group has been honing their collective sound behind the scenes, quietly and diligently working on their upcoming release, Dystopian Book Club, set for release on August 1.

If that sounds like a good time to you, join us at The Cobra Thursday, September 15 starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, and you must be 21 or older to enter.

Joining the ‘Dystopian Book Club’: Hanging with Nicole and Alex of Nicole Boggs & The Reel

Born in the pandemic, Nicole Boggs & The Reel‘s new album, Dystopian Book Club, is a brilliant account of these modern times. The band uses this new album to get comfortable sharing the uncomfortable truths about life — from alcoholism, to anxiety, to relationship troubles, to the realities of the digital age. Listen to this episode to hear where the songs come from, as we muse on the life crossroads that inspire the creative journey.

This episode of The Quinn Spinn was recorded and produced at Helping Our Music Evolve (H.O.M.E.), Nashville, TN.

Opening theme: REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become

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