Our first episode with Lauren Gomance of SoulFit Counseling has stood the test of time as our most popular episode of 2022 across all streaming platforms.
Today, Lauren joins us for another round!
The end result? Another deep-diving, insightful conversation about healing, establishing healthy relationships, and showing up as our true selves, while incorporating the lessons we’ve each had a chance to learn in 2022.
Also, we talk about yoga. 🙂
Let me take you back to the Summer of 2017. Nashville still was not but a twinkle in our eye. The Underground Music Collective you know and love today was known as Lehigh Valley Underground, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
My hair was shoulder length, and I resembled the GEICO caveman. If you know, you know. If you don’t, consider yourself fortunate. 😉
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!
Activate Replay Mode
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.
We have three more reasons for you to be thankful this week.
Warm melodies, vivid imagery, and skillful musicianship are the order of the day with this week’s Songs You Should Hear. The women featured below each bring a unique, soulful voice to the table — and we can’t get enough!
Hear What You Should
Dylan’s appreciation for all things rock and roll is evident in everything she does. A self-proclaimed “rock star in a pop star’s body,” the British-born pop artist incorporates big guitar riffs and a flair for showmanship into her stadium-ready pop anthems.
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