‘Tis the season for charitable giving! Whether you’re interested in making a monetary donation, or you’re focused on giving in other ways, Nashville’s music community is serving with open hearts this holiday season.
Below, we’re keeping a running list of some of Music City’s holiday benefit events!
Want us to add yours? Let us know!
P.S.: Speaking of holiday giving, please consider donating to our Underground Rising initiative. Via the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you can make a tax-deductible donation to help UMC become a more robust, collaborative, and community-driven platform through our content, events, and outreach. Get started here!
Onto the List!
Sooner or later, the truth prevails, as the insincere fall by the wayside.
Hear the Single
Those who were fortunate enough to catch Blu DeTiger on her Blu DeTour this fall were treated to something completely fresh in the modern music landscape. Blu’s charisma and extraordinary technical prowess (alongside her ability to remind us that bass is, indeed, a lead instrument) work together to create a dynamic and unforgettable live show. Blu’s sound and swagger could fill an arena — and we have no doubt that day is coming, sooner rather than later.
Hold it right there! This holiday season, we’re asking our community to support Underground Music Collective’s Underground Rising initiative! By making a tax-deductible donation to UMC via The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you ensure that we can keep sharing songs and stories from independent creatives everywhere, for years to come. Click here to get started!
Anyway, onto this week’s Songs You Should Hear…
Hear What You Should
How is it already the end of November?
That means 2022 is almost over. That means the holiday season is officially in full swing. That also means that it’s time for another monthly UMC20 Best Of compilation.
Lots of tough choices were made, but overall, we think we’ve put together a nice representation of how stellar November 2022 has been. You be the judge!
Hear the Best of November
Every guitarist wants to be able to nail impressive, well-crafted solos. With that ability comes an understanding of pentatonic scales.
Music on the Move Studios’ Caitie Thompson took to the MOTM blog for this week’s edition of Music Minute Monday, where she provides a brief, yet thorough explanation of how to master pentatonic scales — both major and minor — and learn how to develop solos to serve any song.
There’s even a helpful video demonstration at the end… but you’ll have to click over there to check it out!
DREAMERS have been in my orbit for quite some time. I remember back in the early days of this platform — before we moved to Nashville, and before we were even known as Underground Music Collective — when I would drive through the streets of Bethlehem, PA bumping tunes like “Sweet Disaster” and “Wolves (You Got Me),” traveling from gig to gig, and from meeting to meeting.
So, when we had an opportunity to catch them at The Basement East alongside Smallpools (and with the support of New Jersey natives, Young Rising Sons), we had to jump on it!
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We’re not afraid to discuss difficult topics on our Official Podcast.
Two of these Sunday Replay clips from The Quinn Spinn deal with combating different forms of abuse, which we hope will create further understanding and inspire productive conversations. In addition, we shed more light on our Underground Rising initiative, whose success will help us produce more thoughtful content like this.
Want to learn more about The Quinn Spinn? Check out these links, and then check out this batch of videos!
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Today (Nov. 26, 2022) marks four years of Underground Music Collective in Nashville… and it feels like we’re coming full circle.
Our founder shares some thoughts as we head into Year 5 (and Year 10 of The Quinn Spinn).
We’re getting ready to kick our Underground Rising initiative into full swing this Giving Tuesday, November 29 and lasting through the end of the year. Our initiative is geared toward making our platform stronger, to ensure that the songs and stories from within our community have a greater opportunity to impact the masses.
Because it’s Small Business Saturday, we thought now would be the perfect time to offer a few ways that you, People of the Underground, can help us on our noble mission.