OK, so there are some familiar faces on this week’s UMC20… but for the most part, we have artists making their debuts on our weekly playlist.
This one’s also a rock fan’s dream — we’ve got all kinds of rock and roll and Americana flavors on this week’s edition, before things take a poppier turn later in the playlist. And, as is always the case, there are 20 good reasons to dig in!
Oh, and we’ve included a couple tracks in honor of our friends at On the Guest List…, who just welcomed The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney onto their podcast. Check it out here!
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NashLive! will be back at The Cobra Nashville on Saturday, May 21 with Borrowed Sparks and Uplander.
What happens when you combine the raw heartfelt honesty of a singer-songwriter with the simmer angst of punk rock? You get Borrowed Sparks (Mike Bay), who has spent years drawing from these two contrasting styles to distill a batch of songs that feel like quiet confessions being shouted from the back of a dive bar.
Uplander, formed by songwriter Riley Haynie, pulls from shoegaze, post-punk, goth, and new wave. The result?Atmospherically heavy songs that maintain an edge of pop sensibility and appeal.
The best part? This is another free one in The Cobra’s front room! Music kicks off at 7:30 p.m., and you must be 21 or older to enter!
You’ve made it to the end of another week! Your reward? A fresh batch of Songs You Should Hear!
This week’s edition does a good job of covering a lot of ground in just three songs, bringing us from a cross-section of nostalgia from the 1970s and 80s, to slick and modern R&B production.
Step on in and try something new!
Hear What You Should
You know what you could use? A dose of some “no-bullshit” rock and roll!
It’s a ‘Scarborough STreet Fight!’
It’s been a minute since we made one of these NashLive! show announcements. Now, the wait is over!
With a title like that, you know you’re in for some tunes that will make you feel all of the feels this week!
Art is expression, and sometimes, musicians have difficult emotions to express. We have a good handful of emotionally-charged tunes this week that will surely help you release what you’ve been holding in.
Breathe deep and get ready for these…
Songs You Should Hear: Jan. 21, 2022
Hear What You Should
Our first-ever show at The Cobra Nashville brought a gritty, authentic energy befitting of the venue.
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The Ivins have been churning out single after single over the past couple of years, as they build to the release of their sophomore album, Conditions, due out on streaming platforms on Friday, November 19.
The latest, “Hide & Lie,” meets at the intersection of modern alternative and post-grunge, and is what vocalist/guitarist Jim Ivins refers to as “a confessional about liquid courage.”
Hear the Single
Summer may be really, officially, 100% over, but the breezy and carefree nature of the season lives on!
Hear ‘Hold Her Hand’
Photo credit: Bryan H. Iglesias
We all have pain from which we need to heal. If we don’t, we run the risk of passing that pain onto others — and particularly, to the people whom we claim to care about most.
Hear ‘Another Man’s Sin’