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UMC20: Summer Submissions and Upcoming Shows (Sept. 21, 2021)

We’re still combing through a summer’s worth of submissions from y’all, to be considered for inclusion on UMC20. We’re making some progress, but it still may take us a little while to get to ’em all.

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REVIEW: Ellen Starski’s ‘Sara’s Half Finished Love Affair’ a Full-Bodied Masterpiece

To review Ellen Starski’s latest release, Sara’s Half Finished Love Affair, as a typical album would be to understate its depth and complexity. This dreamy, ethereal 11-track collection is a full-bodied musical experience; one which is transcendental of genre boundaries, and which reaches into the spiritual realm, to illustrate love and interpersonal connection at the energy level.

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LISTEN: Goodnite Robicheaux Releases Raw, Mellow ‘Every Time’

The members of Goodnite Robicheaux have spent their lives immersing themselves in a vast array of musical ideas. The indie soul duo — consisting of longtime friends Justin MacDonald and Jamison Mode — grew up in musical households, and are not bound to a particular genre.

That’s what makes their forthcoming album, The Green Line, so exciting, beginning with its lead single, “Every Time.”

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PHOTOS: Rising Appalachia at The Basement East (w/ Raye Zaragoza)

When you’ve traveled the world and toured as much as Rising Appalachia, that influence is bound to reflect in the art you create. We mean that in a musical sense, as well as in the certain enlightened sense of togetherness — the feeling that we are all one — that they inspire in their live performances.

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Road to ‘Renegade’: A.T. Branch is ‘Ready 4 War’

As an Army veteran, A.T. Branch has experienced life from a perspective different from most of us. As a child of a musical family, the Detroit native paints from a sonic palette that encompasses formative influences like gospel, R&B, and jazz; intense shades of rock; the polish of modern pop; and a hushed, yet powerful vocal tone that has drawn comparisons to Britney Spears.

Everything we just mentioned shows up on A.T.’s debut single, “Ready 4 War,” which releases to the world on Friday, September 20.

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