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UMC20: Reaping the Musical Harvest (Oct. 4, 2022)

This week’s UMC20 is packed with gorgeous soundscapes, heartfelt stories, and even a few bangers sprinkled in.

We’ve had a couple weeks to re-load our stockpile of fresh jams, and we’re reaping the musical harvest here today. Have a seat at our table and dig in!

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NashLive! Takeover: A Special Writers Round at The Listening Room

NashLive! will be taking over Nashville’s iconic The Listening Room Cafe on Monday, October 3 with a special writers round event — featuring songwriters from here in Nashville… and beyond!

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Billy Bauer is a Bethlehem, PA-based songwriter and the frontman of Billy Bauer Band, an acoustic rock quartet who has opened for the likes of Tim Reynolds, Phillip Phillips, Third Eye Blind, and many more, and whose popular Dave Matthews Band tribute show sells out venues across eastern Pennsylvania. Billy will bring his Martin Guitar all the way to Nashville to perform selections from the band’s catalog, which dates all the way back to 2006’s full-length debut, Another Day is Coming.

Erin McLendon is a country artist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Music on the Move Studios, a community organization which provides educational and performance opportunities to Nashville’s robust community of female musicians and entrepreneurs. Erin is gearing up to release a new album later this summer, with the first two singles — “Millie” and “Sunday Crowd” — available for streaming everywhere!

Speaking of powerhouse female musicians-slash-entrepreneurs, J.Antonette certainly fits the description. Not only is the New York native a force to be reckoned with on the pop country circuit — her latest single, “Heartbroken in a Honky Tonk,” is out now — but she is the founder of Native Manor, a boutique entertainment company based in Nashville and New York City, and Bundle Up Nash, a charitable organization known for its holiday clothing and toy drives.

Growing up in a self-described “wacky, doomsday Bible cult,” Wesley David sought refuge through music. His passion has served him well — for many years, Wes has toured the country performing his whimsical, tongue-in-cheek blend of pop and rock for live audiences of all shapes and sizes. This October, he’ll join us as he hits the road in advance of his 6-song EP, Satori, due out later this year.

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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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.

UMC20: High Energy, Cool Vibes, Stellar Storytelling (Sept. 13, 2022)

There is no shortage of exciting new sounds to be heard on this week’s edition of UMC20.

From high-powered pop punk bangers, to cool hip hop and R&B vibes, to the storytelling spirit of Americana, this one has it all. We’ve even snuck in tunes from artists on our next couple NashLive! lineups, just for fun.

All told, this week’s playlist is designed to give you something you’ll love. What are you waiting for? Get in there!

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NEW SHOW ALERT: Edgar Derby, Aaron Friend & The Enemies, and Leoncarlo, Sept. 27 at The Cobra Nashville

We (under the NashLive! banner) are teaming once again with our friends at Music City Movement to bring you a live music experience quite unlike any other in Nashville.

On Tuesday, September 27, we’ll head back to The Cobra Nashville to bring you a diversified lineup featuring the talents of Nashville’s Aaron Friend & The Enemies, in between touring artists Edgar Derby and Leoncarlo.

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Songs You Should Hear About Breaking Away and Breaking Free

Musically, these three songs are quite different from one another. However, with music being the universal language and all, that doesn’t mean that they don’t share common themes.

This week’s Songs You Should Hear are about breaking free: from the rigors of everyday life. From the throes of addiction and pain. From relationships that do not reflect our best selves or our best interests.

If any of that resonates with you, please step inside.

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UMC20: Back from the Beach (Sept. 6, 2022)

Summer is unofficially over, and that means it’s time to get down to brass tacks by delivering you some fresh, recently-submitted HEAT.

OK, so maybe one of these songs wasn’t submitted, and is included here simply because I’m vibing on it, post-sabbatical. Which one? Well, here’s a hint: it’s from Dirty Heads’ new album, Midnight Control, which released on August 26 and, personally speaking, is already one of my favorite albums of all time. Sometimes, a new record just hits the spot.

After that, though? You’ll enjoy a multitude of multi-genre flavors straight from our submission form. Hope you’re ready!

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UMC20: The Best of August 2022

We’ve had a multitude of adventures this month on the way to landing on the UMC20 Best of August. We even had a guest curator step in one week (thanks, Jenna!).

The end result? 20 different perspectives, informed by genre, life experience, and the tastes of multiple curators, mixed up into a musical gumbo pot and best served hot.

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