Underground Music Collective

Underground Music Collective Your songs. Your stories. Music reviews, interviews, features, and much more. #GoUnderground with us! Since January 2016, Underground Music Collective has featured some of music’s best and brightest independent acts.

We have welcomed and reviewed thousands of submissions, of all genres. We've covered hundreds of performances, and continue to strive to build a stronger community around the art being created by independent musicians everywhere, every day. We got our start in Bethlehem, PA, albeit under a different name: Lehigh Valley Underground. The fundamental mission was the same, of course; we were a publication doing everything we could to highlight independent music, especially in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. In our time in the Keystone State, our award-winning platform highlighted the region’s most noteworthy musicians and festivals through multimedia channels including web, social media, and internet radio. In addition, we hosted and/or sponsored a number of popular events in the region, most notably including the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, in partnership with Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District. After nearly three years, and after exploring the industry’s greater landscape through conferences and other educational opportunities, we began to look beyond the cozy confines of home. We thought, “Hey, there’s a boatload of talent here and everywhere else. What if we became a resource to connect all of these people to each other and the music industry?” So, we ventured out to do that in November 2018, transforming into Underground Music Collective and re-locating our base content operations into the literal heart of the music industry: Nashville. That’s where we’ve been ever since. At the heart of it all, though, is that same a love of music discovery that fuels us to feature new artists, releases, and performances every single day. In addition, we create insightful multimedia content featuring people who have experienced the ups and downs of living a creative life, including musicians, producers, content creators, and more! Thanks for joining us on this ride! Stick around a while to #GoUnderground and #GoBeyond!

We have welcomed and reviewed thousands of submissions, of all genres. We've covered hundreds of performances, and continue to strive to build a stronger community around the art being created by independent musicians everywhere, every day. We got our start in Bethlehem, PA, albeit under a different name: Lehigh Valley Underground. The fundamental mission was the same, of course; we were a publication doing everything we could to highlight independent music, especially in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. In our time in the Keystone State, our award-winning platform highlighted the region’s most noteworthy musicians and festivals through multimedia channels including web, social media, and internet radio. In addition, we hosted and/or sponsored a number of popular events in the region, most notably including the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, in partnership with Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District. After nearly three years, and after exploring the industry’s greater landscape through conferences and other educational opportunities, we began to look beyond the cozy confines of home. We thought, “Hey, there’s a boatload of talent here and everywhere else. What if we became a resource to connect all of these people to each other and the music industry?” So, we ventured out to do that in November 2018, transforming into Underground Music Collective and re-locating our base content operations into the literal heart of the music industry: Nashville. That’s where we’ve been ever since. At the heart of it all, though, is that same a love of music discovery that fuels us to feature new artists, releases, and performances every single day. In addition, we create insightful multimedia content featuring people who have experienced the ups and downs of living a creative life, including musicians, producers, content creators, and more! Thanks for joining us on this ride! Stick around a while to #GoUnderground and #GoBeyond!

Operating as usual

We're smack in the middle of the holiday season, and we have a new #UMC20 playlist. This week's installment features (in...
12/15/2020
UMC20: Firing Up the Sleigh (Dec. 15, 2020)

We're smack in the middle of the holiday season, and we have a new #UMC20 playlist. This week's installment features (in order of appearance) VīB, B.Jonez, Drup, Just Costa, Nik Lizcano Music & A’Rose, Max Swan, Jeni Schapire, SLUGS, Mosey Beat, The Reveal, Smooth Retsina Glow- S.R.G, Jakey Heartbreak, VOLK, Sofa City Sweetheart, Cat Lines Music, Amanda McCarthy, Sabrina Lentini, Borrowed Sparks, Grace Gillespie, and Jess Nolan. #GoUnderground #KTMP

Can you believe 2020 is almost over?

12/15/2020
Nashville Live Stream Services: Live from the 615

We've got a hand in doing some pretty cool stuff every week at Live from the 615. Check out this highlight reel, and check the comments for a way to find more info! #GoUnderground #live615

This Thursday, it's a two-for-one #ThursdayNightTakeover! Billy Bauer Band takes over at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Then, Chri...
12/14/2020

This Thursday, it's a two-for-one #ThursdayNightTakeover! Billy Bauer Band takes over at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Then, Christie Huff Music performs at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Catch it all right here! #GoUnderground #KTMP

12/12/2020
Live from the 615: Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT, we're proud to present Live from the 615: Greatest Hits Vol. 1.

We've compiled Live from the 615 performances from Thunder Eagle, Olivia Frances, Stray Nova, Jon Gambino and Chrissy Kirkwood, Molly Parden, High Thoughts Music, PuffHost, and Erin McLendon into one memorable stream!

Live from the 615 is powered by HOME - Helping Our Music Evolve, Underground Music Collective, Cason Pratt Audio, and Center 615!

So... how do you submit your music to us?More easily than ever! If you go to the first comment on this post, you'll see ...
12/11/2020

So... how do you submit your music to us?

More easily than ever! If you go to the first comment on this post, you'll see that we've added two forms catered to the type of release. Each of these is specifically designed to help us tell YOUR stories!

#GoUnderground #KTMP

“I wanted it to be a strong and direct message. This wasn’t a time to be poetic. It was a time to be angry. The song is ...
12/11/2020
PREMIERE: Jakey Heartbreak Focuses on Positive Change with ‘George Floyd (Remember My Name)’

“I wanted it to be a strong and direct message. This wasn’t a time to be poetic. It was a time to be angry. The song is meant to make you feel a little uncomfortable, but also fired up.” -Jakey Heartbreak, on his new single "George Floyd (Remember My Name)"

Jenna Rose has the premiere! #GoUnderground #KTMP

Well-traveled songwriter reminds us that now is not the time to forget.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., enjoy Live from the 615: Greatest Hits Vol. 1!We've combined Live from the 615 performances from T...
12/11/2020

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., enjoy Live from the 615: Greatest Hits Vol. 1!

We've combined Live from the 615 performances from Thunder Eagle, Olivia Frances, Stray Nova, Jon Gambino and Chrissy Kirkwood, Molly Parden, High Thoughts Music, PuffHost, and Erin McLendon into one memorable compilation!

Check it when it posts here, or head on over to the T00b of Yous in the comments for a special premiere event! (But shhh... don't tell Zuck!)

Live from the 615 is powered by HOME - Helping Our Music Evolve, Underground Music Collective, Cason Pratt Audio, and Center 615! #live615

12/11/2020

We are super grateful to Gerard T. Longo at Underground Music Collective for allowing us to take over his page. We respect everything he’s doing in the music scene and now Walter DeBarr Music is here to party.

12/10/2020

Hey guys...Welcome to the Underground Music Collective page takeover with Walter DeBarr Music... We wanted to play you a song before our set at 8:00 eastern... “Cry All Night”

12/10/2020

We're here at Folklore Music Exchange one of the worlds coolest indie music stores ...
with our man Justin (lead guitarist of The Parachute Brigade) ...💙
Walter DeBarr Music

12/10/2020

HEY LOVES !!! We're at the legendary The Empty Glass talking to MacLean about his other band Building Rockets !!
Walter DeBarr Music
Underground Music Collective

We've had a heck of a time re-uploading last night's interview with Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks directly to Facebook thi...
12/10/2020

We've had a heck of a time re-uploading last night's interview with Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks directly to Facebook this morning. We're working on that, but in the meantime, we might have another way for you to check it out if you visit the first comment... ;-) #GoUnderground #KTMP

12/10/2020

Walter DeBarr Music IS TAKING OVER THIS PAGE ALLDAY LONG!!

Today's the day! Walter DeBarr Music and friends will be checking in throughout the day in advance of tonight's #Thursda...
12/10/2020

Today's the day! Walter DeBarr Music and friends will be checking in throughout the day in advance of tonight's #ThursdayNightTakeover at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. #GoUnderground #KTMP

Our friend Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks released a Deluxe Edition of his EP, 'The Prettiest One Left,' this past Friday. ...
12/09/2020

Our friend Mike Bay of Borrowed Sparks released a Deluxe Edition of his EP, 'The Prettiest One Left,' this past Friday. The re-release includes acoustic versions of three songs, and the option to purchase a vinyl pressing of the album (available for pre-order now).

Tonight at 8 p.m. CT, we'll host a special Facebook Live Q&A with Mike to discuss the release, as well as the wild ride 2020 has been. Tune in! #GoUnderground #KTMP

Max Swan bends genres and bares his soul on his new 'Gone Away' EP. #GoUnderground and read our review at the first comm...
12/09/2020

Max Swan bends genres and bares his soul on his new 'Gone Away' EP. #GoUnderground and read our review at the first comment on this post. #KTMP

Lightning 100 has had an immense impact on the Nashville music industry, as well as the community itself. We look forwar...
12/08/2020

Lightning 100 has had an immense impact on the Nashville music industry, as well as the community itself. We look forward to having Nashville's independent radio station for many years to come -- but right now, that radio station needs you!

We're putting a link in the first comment on this post, which will teach you all of the ways you can help #SaveOurAirwaves. #KTMP

#UMC20 is back with a brand-new weekly installment! This one features (in order of appearance) The Southern Gothic, Laur...
12/08/2020
UMC20: Back in Action (Dec. 8, 2020)

#UMC20 is back with a brand-new weekly installment! This one features (in order of appearance) The Southern Gothic, Lauren Davidson Music, Amber DeLaCruz, Christie Huff Music, Holly Clausius Music, Antonio Lopez Music, Loryn Taggart Music, Chris Wilcox, J.Antonette, Andrew LaVogue, Moonroof, Charity Bliss, Brushstroke, Max Swan, Allan Fine, Miriam Speyer & Karizma aka Lord Goldie, Jordan Lehning, Call Me Spinster, Jeremy Stinson, Jillian Rossi, and Bellsavvy. #GoUnderground #KTMP

It’s been a minute since our most recent, all-new UMC20.

On the latest episode of The Quinn Spinn, we chat with Connor Christian of The Southern Gothic about the band's new EP, ...
12/07/2020

On the latest episode of The Quinn Spinn, we chat with Connor Christian of The Southern Gothic about the band's new EP, 'Burnin' Moonlight.' We also learn about the band's long journey to chart-topping success, as well as the perspective Connor gained growing up in different locations across the globe.

Visit the first comment on this post to hear this episode! #GetSpunn #GoUnderground

We have our next Thursday Night Takeover set for this Thursday, December 10 when Walter DeBarr Music joins us all the wa...
12/06/2020

We have our next Thursday Night Takeover set for this Thursday, December 10 when Walter DeBarr Music joins us all the way from West Virginia! We start right here at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT!

Today from 4-6 p.m. CT, tune in for a special Live from the 615 presentation of the Creatives Day Music Residency Showca...
12/05/2020

Today from 4-6 p.m. CT, tune in for a special Live from the 615 presentation of the Creatives Day Music Residency Showcase! Four artists will perform at HOME - Helping Our Music Evolve for a chance to win a Creatives Day exclusive artist development package.

Watch it live here or on the above-tagged pages! #live615 #CreativesDay

12/05/2020
Erin McLendon: Live from the 615

Erin McLendon paints from a colorful palette catering to Americana, Motown, folk, rock and pop music enthusiasts with eclectic taste. This Friday night, she joins us for a special Live from the 615 performance at HOME - Helping Our Music Evolve, sponsored by Underground Music Collective.

Live from the 615 is powered by Helping Our Music Evolve, Underground Music Collective, Cason Pratt Audio, and Center 615.

12/04/2020
Essa: Live from the 615

Kicking off tonight's Live from the 615 double feature with a holiday-themed performance from Essa at HOME - Helping Our Music Evolve!

12/04/2020
TONIGHT! Katie McGhie takes over our page for the first-ever Thursday Night Takeover. Tune in at 10 p.m. ET/7 p...
12/03/2020

TONIGHT! Katie McGhie takes over our page for the first-ever Thursday Night Takeover. Tune in at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

While you wait, check out one of Katie's singles from earlier this year at the first comment on this post! #GoUnderground #KTMP

Folks... Lightning 100 is an incredible asset to the music community and Greater Nashville itself. They need your help. ...
12/03/2020
Save Our Airwaves – Lightning 100 Save Our Airwaves

Folks... Lightning 100 is an incredible asset to the music community and Greater Nashville itself. They need your help. Here's what you can do.

We need your support in order to save our airwaves. By raising $###,### we can keep indpendent radio alive in Nashville

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We are creatives, and we are storytellers. We know that there is much more to music than the finished product. Behind each chord and lyric are real-life events, lived by those who have bravely overcome life’s challenges to forge their path toward artistic fulfillment.

Here at Underground Music Collective, we represent a diverse musical world full of varying sounds and perspectives, as told through the lens of these courageous individuals. We strive to communicate truths about our shared human experience, and to tell stories of perseverance on our pages that inspire you to overcome.

#GoUnderground and uncover what lies beneath the surface. Dig in!

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