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PHOTOS: Josh Del, YEARLOVE, and Nicole Boggs & The Reel at The Cobra Nashville

On Thursday night, we returned to The Cobra Nashville to kick off the fall NashLive! season.

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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.

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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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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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Songs You Should Hear: Diverse International Flavors

One of the many wonderful things of residing at the literal center of the music industry — Nashville, TN — is that it provides us with the opportunity to be discovered by artists in all corners of the globe.

Today’s Songs You Should Hear puts that theory to work. We have artists from Sweden, Canada, and our home base of the U.S. The sounds all vary greatly, as well, showcasing the diverse musical palette of this planet we all call home.

Come with us on a globe-spanning journey below!

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UMC20: The Best of May 2022

It’s been quite a month around these parts!

We enjoyed lots of live performances. We welcomed new submissions from all over the world. We had fun in the process.

Can’t ask for much more than that, right?

We feel good about where this summer is headed, and we’re here for wherever the adventure takes us. Today, it brings us to celebrate the UMC20 Best of May. Hear a sample of what the past month had to offer below!

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