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Community and In-the-Moment Creation with Andre Cataldo of Dear Genre

Andre Cataldo is the creative force behind Dear Genre, a St. Louis-based musical project that blends elements of shoegaze, rock, Americana, and more. Dear Genre just released their new Sounds // Silences EP, which presents “songs that already exist” in a different light. The project was recorded live at the UMKC Conservatory in Kansas City.

Andre walks us through the creative process, tells us about the St. Louis music community, and gives us a preview at what’s to come.


NEW SHOW ALERT: The Z-Man Experience, Borrowed Sparks, and Uplander at The Cobra on May 21

We’ve got photos coming from the most recent NashLive! show at The Cobra Nashville, featuring Pepperwood and Nicole Boggs & The Reel.

While you wait for those, we’re excited to tell you that we’ll be back there on Saturday, May 21 with The Z-Man Experience, Borrowed Sparks, and Uplander.

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Songs You Should Hear: Friendships Taken Too Far; Not Today, Satan

If you listened to this week’s UMC20, then you already know that independent artists have been bringing the fire to us lately, from coast to coast. This week’s submission haul is a music fan’s delight, no matter your flavor

I chose a few tunes from this week’s playlist, and gave them a closer listen. Whether you’re more into bright hooks or poignant messages, you’ll be glad that you checked out what awaits you after the jump.

Hear What You Should

UMC20: Love, Anti-Love, and Everything In Between (Feb. 15, 2022)

Given the time of year, we shouldn’t be surprised that we’ve received a bunch of Valentine’s Day — and anti-Valentine’s Day — submissions recently.

You’ll find a lot of those below. You’ll also find a nice multi-genre cross-section of where things stand in the world of independent music, as we journey from hip hop, to soul, to Americana, to rock throughout the course of this 20-song volume.

This is, without question, one of those “something for everyone” weeks of UMC20. Get after it!

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PHOTOS: Tape Swap Radio Showcase, Mar. 31, 2018

Before an absolutely wild month of April begins here at Lehigh Valley Underground (more on that later), we wanted to warm up by busting out the camera and getting out on the scene.

Fortunately, Tape Swap Radio obliged, presenting its latest showcase at Lit Roastery and Bakeshop in South Bethlehem.

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