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Looks like we get a bonus UMC20 this month, with January having five Tuesdays and all.
So, we’re using this opportunity to spread our wings a bit, bringing you a lot of first-timers to the UMC ecosystem mixed in with some returning friends with brand-new songs.
We’ll be back next Tuesday with the Best of January, and for certain, a few of these will make the cut. Till then, revel in the splendors of this week’s compilation.Listen to UMC20
Rome & Duddy — the eponymous duo project of Sublime with Rome’s Rome Ramirez and Dirty Heads’ Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell — are coming to Nashville’s Skydeck on Broadway this Friday, November 25.
While you wait for their arrival to Nashville (or wherever you reside), they want you to know that they’re here for you.Hear ‘I’ll Be Right Here’
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.
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.
Kyshona Armstrong believes in the power of music to heal and communicate. Kyshona used her artist platform and background in music therapy to launch Your Song, a collaborative songwriting program that connects performing arts centers, musicians, and artists with vulnerable communities to promote healing and community connectedness.
This conversation is about building community, lifting each other up, and remaining fearlessly authentic to your truth and your vision. Listen to get inspired!#GetSpunn
Do you believe in your own dreams?Watch the Video
On Wednesday night, it was time for the Americana genre to take a turn — with a showcase of artists from Nashville and beyond!Read more
Last week was the best kind of whirlwind around here! We got to enjoy a couple of great NashLive! shows, and we picked up some steam featuring more of your music, more frequently. We even had time for some Fun -N- Games.
Seriously, go watch that episode. What a great and meaningful conversation!
With all of that going on, we’re still catching up to make sure the glorious future is just as good as the recent past. That’s why we’re a tiiiiny bit late getting this week’s UMC20 in your hands.
Nonetheless, we think it’s worth the minor wait. You’ll find plenty of that new goodness on here, as well as some tunes that hint toward the shows to come (including this MONSTER taking place at Mercy Lounge next week). There’s rock, Americana, dark pop, and way more. We dare you to dig in!Listen to UMC20
Now that we’re back in Nashville, it’s time to grace your feeds with another all-new edition of UMC20!Listen to UMC20!
As we age, it becomes easier to be comfortable in one’s own skin. This is despite the lofty standards of beauty that mainstream society often holds — especially for women.Hear Thursday’s Daily SPinn