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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.

NashLive! Presents: CH3LS, Allan Fine & The Finites, and Good News for Modern Man at The 5 Spot

We’ll return once again to The 5 Spot (1006 Forrest Ave., Nashville) for another night rooted in the grand tradition of rock and roll. This time, we’re bringing CH3LSAllan Fine & The Finites, and The Z-Man Experience into the fold!

True Blue Rocker Chelsee Foster (CH3LS) has been a veteran of the music industry for over a decade. In Los Angeles, she sold out legendary venues such as The Viper Room, The Whisky a Go-Go, and the Troubadour. Chelsee also worked in performance licensing for years, utilizing her music business degree. In 2019, she toured the Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Lines’ highest-rated rock show: Syd Norman’s Pourhouse. Chelsee credits her experience as a competitive figure skater with giving her the strength and endurance necessary to put out a powerhouse performance every night. As fiery as her red hair, Chelsee’s rock vibe stands out in Nashville’s music scene!

Drawing influence from Lou Reed, Pavement, Talking Heads, and The National, The Finites started as a studio recording outlet of Nashville producer Allan Fine. Live, the synths are stripped away and replaced with electric guitars for an all-out, rock ‘n roll sound. Current members are Hyde Ennis (Lead Guitar), Chris Augustinos (Bass), and Griffin Schwab (Drums).

Good News For Modern Man was started by 22-year-old songwriter/guitarist and Virginia native Jackson Shockley. The group consists of drummer Michael Schumacher and an ever-revolving cast of musicians. Moving to Nashville in early 2020, Shockley spent the pandemic writing and recording for the project. Drawing from the classic, jangle-pop sounds of the 60’s like The Beatles and The Byrds, as well as indie 80’s acts like Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, and R.E.M., Good News For Modern Man effortlessly blends elements of sunshine pop and distorted rock with lyrics that reflect the mood and feeling of the times. Their newly released debut single, “Everything Is Fine” is now streaming everywhere.

Tickets to this show are $10 at the door. You must be 21+ to enter.

UMC20: The Best of September 2022

Do you feel that chill in the air? Better put on some FIRE to keep us warm.

This month was full of fire, and we’re here to let it burn. These 20 tracks are a glorious snapshot of what September had to offer, weaving through genres and moods to create one true eclectic, yet unified masterpiece.

Let’s not delay. Get to it!

Hear the Best of September

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!

Listen to UMC20

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.

Meet the lineup

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!

Listen to UMC20

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.

Hear the Best of August

Tennessee Titans Battle of the Bands Finalists Announced

Back in July, the news broke that the Tennessee Titans are set to hold their second annual Battle of the Bands competition Thursday, September 8 at the Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall.

Now, the finalist lineup has been announced, and it features these five artists:

See the Lineup
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