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UMC20: Reaping the Musical Harvest (Oct. 4, 2022)

This week’s UMC20 is packed with gorgeous soundscapes, heartfelt stories, and even a few bangers sprinkled in.

We’ve had a couple weeks to re-load our stockpile of fresh jams, and we’re reaping the musical harvest here today. Have a seat at our table and dig in!

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NashLive! Takeover: A Special Writers Round at The Listening Room

NashLive! will be taking over Nashville’s iconic The Listening Room Cafe on Monday, October 3 with a special writers round event — featuring songwriters from here in Nashville… and beyond!

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Billy Bauer is a Bethlehem, PA-based songwriter and the frontman of Billy Bauer Band, an acoustic rock quartet who has opened for the likes of Tim Reynolds, Phillip Phillips, Third Eye Blind, and many more, and whose popular Dave Matthews Band tribute show sells out venues across eastern Pennsylvania. Billy will bring his Martin Guitar all the way to Nashville to perform selections from the band’s catalog, which dates all the way back to 2006’s full-length debut, Another Day is Coming.

Erin McLendon is a country artist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Music on the Move Studios, a community organization which provides educational and performance opportunities to Nashville’s robust community of female musicians and entrepreneurs. Erin is gearing up to release a new album later this summer, with the first two singles — “Millie” and “Sunday Crowd” — available for streaming everywhere!

Speaking of powerhouse female musicians-slash-entrepreneurs, J.Antonette certainly fits the description. Not only is the New York native a force to be reckoned with on the pop country circuit — her latest single, “Heartbroken in a Honky Tonk,” is out now — but she is the founder of Native Manor, a boutique entertainment company based in Nashville and New York City, and Bundle Up Nash, a charitable organization known for its holiday clothing and toy drives.

Growing up in a self-described “wacky, doomsday Bible cult,” Wesley David sought refuge through music. His passion has served him well — for many years, Wes has toured the country performing his whimsical, tongue-in-cheek blend of pop and rock for live audiences of all shapes and sizes. This October, he’ll join us as he hits the road in advance of his 6-song EP, Satori, due out later this year.

PHOTOS: Edgar Derby, Aaron Friend & The Enemies, and Leoncarlo at The Cobra Nashville

Artists from near and far came to The Cobra Nashville this past Tuesday night, showcasing their talents at a memorable NashLive! and Music City Movement collaboration — where community building was the order of the day.

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NashLive! Presents: CH3LS, Allan Fine & The Finites, and Good News for Modern Man at The 5 Spot

We’ll return once again to The 5 Spot (1006 Forrest Ave., Nashville) for another night rooted in the grand tradition of rock and roll. This time, we’re bringing CH3LSAllan Fine & The Finites, and The Z-Man Experience into the fold!

True Blue Rocker Chelsee Foster (CH3LS) has been a veteran of the music industry for over a decade. In Los Angeles, she sold out legendary venues such as The Viper Room, The Whisky a Go-Go, and the Troubadour. Chelsee also worked in performance licensing for years, utilizing her music business degree. In 2019, she toured the Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Lines’ highest-rated rock show: Syd Norman’s Pourhouse. Chelsee credits her experience as a competitive figure skater with giving her the strength and endurance necessary to put out a powerhouse performance every night. As fiery as her red hair, Chelsee’s rock vibe stands out in Nashville’s music scene!

Drawing influence from Lou Reed, Pavement, Talking Heads, and The National, The Finites started as a studio recording outlet of Nashville producer Allan Fine. Live, the synths are stripped away and replaced with electric guitars for an all-out, rock ‘n roll sound. Current members are Hyde Ennis (Lead Guitar), Chris Augustinos (Bass), and Griffin Schwab (Drums).

Good News For Modern Man was started by 22-year-old songwriter/guitarist and Virginia native Jackson Shockley. The group consists of drummer Michael Schumacher and an ever-revolving cast of musicians. Moving to Nashville in early 2020, Shockley spent the pandemic writing and recording for the project. Drawing from the classic, jangle-pop sounds of the 60’s like The Beatles and The Byrds, as well as indie 80’s acts like Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, and R.E.M., Good News For Modern Man effortlessly blends elements of sunshine pop and distorted rock with lyrics that reflect the mood and feeling of the times. Their newly released debut single, “Everything Is Fine” is now streaming everywhere.

Tickets to this show are $10 at the door. You must be 21+ to enter.

Songs You Should Hear About the Process of Letting Go

Autumn has always been known as an emotionally-stirring time of year. As the warm summer sun fades and the seasons change, we assess the journey as we come to the year’s home stretch. We learn what to keep near, as well as which layers to shed.

These three songs deal with the latter part of that equation — and the ways we often struggle to do so, in search of brighter days.

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UMC20: The Best of September 2022

Do you feel that chill in the air? Better put on some FIRE to keep us warm.

This month was full of fire, and we’re here to let it burn. These 20 tracks are a glorious snapshot of what September had to offer, weaving through genres and moods to create one true eclectic, yet unified masterpiece.

Let’s not delay. Get to it!

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UMC20: Farewell, Summer (Sept. 20, 2022)

We’ve tried to hang on to the summer of 2022 for as long as possible. And, if you’re in Nashville this week, it certainly seems like Mother Nature is thinking along the same lines.

But… it’s over. We’re officially heading into fall this week, but not before a last hurrah of high-powered summer bops. The first half of UMC20 is loaded with those, before gradually giving way to more mellow sounds befitting the cooler months.

OK… there are some Americana-tinged scorchers at the end, too. We couldn’t help ourselves!

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Songs You Should Hear: Dreams, Fantasies, and Vendettas

Hip hop and pop rule the day in this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear. From the ambient and dreamy, to the unabashedly direct, we’ve got the goods that will keep your brain and body moving.

By the way, we do this every Friday, and are always down to receive new submissions. So, if there’s something you think we should hear, let us know!

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NashLive! Presents: Josh Del, YEARLOVE, and Nicole Boggs & The Reel at The Cobra Nashville

We’re thrilled to be joining our friends at The Cobra Nashville on Thursday, September 15 for a night of rock, blues, soul, and a whole lot more. We’ll be graced by the talents of Josh Del, YEARLOVE, and Nicole Boggs & The Reel.

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Hailing from a small desert town in California, later relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, Josh Del is no stranger to small town Americana. In 2019, he wrote the anthem for When The Lights Went Down, a documentary surrounding an iconic theater in Baytown, Texas starring the late cowboy and Cocoon star, Wilford Brimley.

YEARLOVE is an alternative rock band residing in Nashville, Tennessee. The band take cues from musicians all across the musical spectrum, drawing influence from various genres such as rock, pop, alternative, and jazz. YEARLOVE separates themselves from the indie scene by creating a modern, yet nostalgic sound.

Rooted in three-part harmony and existential blues, Nicole Boggs & The Reel inject rock & roll riffs and vindicated vocals into social commentary, holding a mirror to the absurdity of modern life. Nicole Boggs (bass, lead vox), Alex Kramer (guitars, vox), and Sam Gyllenhaal (guitars, vox) grew up in musical families and walked individual paths before coming together for their first official band release, Scenes From Last Year, in 2019. Dripping with razor-edged sarcasm, their hard-hitting follow-up EP None of Your Business dropped in the summer of 2020, in the depths of the first wave of COVID-19. Since then, the group has been honing their collective sound behind the scenes, quietly and diligently working on their upcoming release, Dystopian Book Club, set for release on August 1.

If that sounds like a good time to you, join us at The Cobra Thursday, September 15 starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, and you must be 21 or older to enter.

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