Tag Archives: modern pop

Start Your Week with Something to Make You ‘Dance’

I was six years old in 1993, when Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers premiered to the world. Like many kids of my generation, I was captivated by this show. In particular, I found myself drawn toward one Ranger in particular. That would be Zack Taylor, the Black Power Ranger portrayed by Walter Emanuel Jones.

Get ready to ‘Dance’

UMC20: Across Genre Lines (May 23, 2023)

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Did you know that you can support Underground Music Collective, any time of year? By making a tax-deductible donation to UMC via The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you ensure that we can keep sharing songs and stories from independent creatives everywhere, for years to come. Click here to get started!

Anyway, onto this week’s edition of UMC20

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Building Global Connections: A Conversation with Will Linley

Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Will Linley‘s authenticity and accessible, well-crafted pop songs have connected with fans worldwide. Will’s breakthrough 2022 EP, kill all my feelings, and recent single, “Last Call,” tell relatable stories for anyone navigating life and love in the 21st Century.

Will’s joy and gratitude for all that has happened — and everything still to come — is palpable on this episode of The Quinn Spinn.

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Songs You Should Hear: It’s a Pop Explosion!

We’ve got the bops you need to head into the weekend!

From high-octane anthems, to those more pensive and ethereal, we’re inviting you to hear what’s happening within the pop genre – across the country, and even across the Atlantic! Get to it!

Hear What You Should

LISTEN: Will You Like DaChri ‘unfiltered’?

Hey, while you’re here: did you know that Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville? That means you have the opportunity to make a charitable donation to UMC, which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Click here and help us Keep the Music Playing!

Anyway, onto the review…

Who’s ready for an unconventional pop banger that flies in the face of the algorithmic gods?

Hear “unfiltered.”

Songs You Should Hear: Emotions Are Running High

Love and loss are addressed in this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear.

We begin with a tender, beautiful reminder of the legacies we carry with us as we pursue our passions. Then, things take a hard left turn into the land of toxic relationship dynamics, addressed expertly by a couple of Nashville’s emerging pop artists.

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Songs You Should Hear: Riding the Love Rollercoaster

Love is a variable experience. Its initial dopamine hit can leave us feeling full of wonder and possibility. Love can also leave us feeling low, and unsure of who we are after it has run its course. Sometimes, love can turn infatuous — even dangerous — before we even realize it.

Whatever the case, love is a journey, and these three Songs You Should Hear take us on that journey — of love for others, love for our vices, and love for ourselves.

Hear What You Should

REVIEW: Chelsea Cutler Opens Eyes, Hearts at Marathon Music Works

Over the past couple of years, Chelsea Cutler‘s career has taken off like a rocket ship. Her sophomore album, When I Close My Eyes, has served as a true watershed moment in Cutler’s career, and has played a large role in helping her amass more than 750+ million streams to date, widespread acclaim from media outlets like NPR’s Weekend Edition, Variety, MTV News, Entertainment Tonight, COMPLEX, UPROXX, Consequence, HYPEBAE, and Ones To Watch; and festival performances at Coachella, Hangout Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, and more.

All of that was a recipe for a fun night and a packed house on Tuesday night, when the second leg of Cutler’s When I Close My Eyes tour came to Marathon Music Works in Nashville.

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