About Us

Where Does The Money Go?
All net income from ticket sales go directly to the artists. When you buy tickets from this website you are supporting musicians in a direct and and meaningful way. THANK YOU!

About Undertow Music Collective.

The Undertow Music Collective began in 1996 as a group of friends sharing ideas and resources. We work closely with a select roster of artists we love, respect, and call our friends. Our goal is to create a friendly and productive environment for these artists to make music while keeping their integrity and artistic vision intact.

We opened our mail order store in 1998 to help our bands sell their music and shirts on-line. A few boxes of CDs and t-shirts stacked in the corner of a spare room has grown into a full-time job over the last few years. We've been able to expand our store by offering great music and exclusive merchandise at the lowest possible prices with world-class customer service. We have shipped thousands of orders to people all over the world.

We started our ticketing website in 2008 when David Bazan embarked on his first living room tour. We've since expanded ticketing services to other artists and have put on over 1500 successful living room shows.

Who We Are.

Bob Andrews grew up in Nashville, fortified by a steady diet of southern soul music and indie rock. He got his start in the music business in 1991 as manager of the drum shop at the historic Hewgley’s Music in downtown Nashville. He then took a job as tour manager for Uncle Tupelo in 1993 and worked with them until their final show. He continued working as tour manager for Wilco during the recording and touring to support their debut album in 1995. Around that time he started working with the Bottle Rockets, Centro-matic, Nadine and Dolly Varden. Bob joined friends at Undertow in 1996 as a means to help bands record and release music without the restrictions of traditional record labels. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and over the next few years expanded his management roster to include Pedro the Lion, Jay Bennett, Mark Eitzel, American Music Club, and Grammy award winner Jesse Harris. Bob moved to Champaign, IL in 2005 where he enjoys the lack of traffic and slightly less snow. He constantly thinks about LP records, bicycles, iced tea, and The Big Lebowski.

Jayne Ballantyne is a native of southern Illinois where she busied herself in a number of theatrical productions at community college. Since moving to central Illinois, Jayne has completed her college career at Millikin University and emerged triumphantly with a bachelor’s in Music Business. Starting as an intern at Undertow, she has helped out with a number of projects and learned the importance of good tacos. In her spare time Jayne enjoys cooking, Netflix-ing, and avoiding the current baby fever.

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