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NashLive! Presents: Greasediver, The Mad Sugars, and American Goon at The 5 Spot

NashLive! will be back at The 5 Spot on Thursday, July 21 — and it will be a party full of drummers who front their own bands!

Out of the flooded, beer can strewn basements Nashville stumbles Greasediver. Emmett Rozelle sings and plays most of the instruments on their 2021 album, In the Wake of the Past, but he couldn’t have done it without the help of his friends. His partners in crime include but are not limited to: Zach D’Amico (engineering, production, drums), Peter Piscitelli (bass guitar), and Ian Colt (artwork, cover design, and the latest in a long line of celebrated Trench Dwellers).

The Mad Sugars are the songwriting vehicle of Adam Lawrence, combining the dance rock of Franz Ferdinand, the garage punk of The Hives, and the vocal harmonies and party vibes of The B-52s as a backdrop for stories of nightlife misadventures. Hailing originally from NJ, and later NYC, Adam then relocated from New York to Nashville in 2017 and re-formed the band, releasing Reboot in October of 2021, containing reimagined renditions of older songs for the new Nashville audience. In recent years, Adam has placed his songs in TV shows such as The Crazy Ex-GirlfriendChicago Fire, and Search Party, and is finishing work on the band’s first full length album, to be released in the fall of 2022.

American Goon is a new side-project from Zack Murphy, who normally plays drums in the blues-punk outfit Blackfoot Gypsies. On this project, Murphy is not limiting himself to just percussion as he plays drums, guitar, bass as well as vocals. He utilizes the raw garage sound of The MC5 along with the simple blues flavored swagger of early 1970s The Rolling Stones to deliver two songs that are consistent with the general themes of rock n roll while still being fresh and interesting.

Tickets for this one are $10 at the door, and you must be 21 or older to enter. The fun starts at 9 p.m., and we hope you’ll join us for this and other upcoming NashLive! events!

NEW SHOW ALERT: Pepperwood, Ali Aslam, and Mary Jennings at The East Room June 19

Let’s finish the week the way it began — with a NashLive! show announcement!

This one’s a special one, too, as it marks NashLive!’s long-awaited return to The East Room, where this whole post-COVID live music experience began.

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Duke Maroon Brings it Back with ‘Heart Attack’

The year was 2016. UMC was still wet behind the ears as a regional blog in eastern Pennsylvania known as Lehigh Valley Underground. Nashville was not yet a twinkle in our eyes. In fact, this whole experiment was still in its, well… experimental stages. Frankly, we had no idea that we’d still be here!

A young man named Doug Keller was writing for us back then, and he told us about a Philly-area band called Duke Maroon, whose single, “Heart Attack,” was featured on WXPN’s The Key as an NPR Tiny Desk submission.

Much has changed since then. We moved to Nashville. Duke Maroon took a hiatus that spanned several years. And now, with Keller in the band, they’ve decided that they’re bringin’ it back.

Hear ‘Heart Attack’ as You Never Have Before

UMC20: New Music in Bloom (April 19, 2022)

Spring is a time for renewal, and we’ve refreshed our UMC20 playlist with 20 more vibrant tracks of all shapes and sizes.

It feels cliche, at this point. We always try to bring you variety here, and this week is certainly one of the stronger examples of that in 3 1/2 years of weekly UMC20 playlists. It’s also hard to believe we’ve almost been in Nashville for 3 1/2 years, but that’s a story for another day.

The story today? The sonic magnificence that awaits you below!

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PHOTOS: Pepperwood and Nicole Boggs & The Reel at The Cobra Nashville

NashLive! made its first appearance of the year at The Cobra on Thursday night. It was bathed in the red lights of the venue’s front stage — and it might have been the most fun we’ve had in 2022 so far!

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PREMIERE: Borrowed Sparks Set to Release ‘Patron Saint,’ Live from The Smoakstack

Since the latter stages of 2021, Borrowed Sparks — the project of Americana-punk singer-songwriter Mike Bay — has been releasing live cuts recorded at Nashville-based studio, The Smoakstack.

The final installment drops this Friday, and it’s a truly gripping rendition of one of the band’s most poignant tunes.

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