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    Album Review: Mouth Sounds - Sing or Swim EP
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    Interview with The Lake Effects
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Category: Best Of

2016 Wrap Up

2016 Wrap Up

December 31, 2016

If you’ve been paying attention to UBL at all this year I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of posts. Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever had as rough a year as 2016 and I’ll be happy to see it go. Unfortunately one of the first things that happens when I’m really down is that I...

Jessica’s Favorite Albums of 2015

Jessica’s Favorite Albums of 2015

December 30, 2015

It’s been a rough year personally for me and one of the things that suffered the most was UBL. I didn’t attend as many concerts and found myself unable to muster the motivation to listen to new music on the regular. When it finally came to compiling a list of my favorite albums of the...

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2015

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2015

December 28, 2015

2015 was not an easy year which means that UBL took a backseat. I reviewed a lot less albums and attended half as many shows as last year. While I missed some concerts that I would have loved to see, I did get to see a lot of bands that have been on my concert bucket...

Jessica’s Top 14 Albums of 2014

Jessica’s Top 14 Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014

I can definitively say that this year’s year end album post is much harder than last year’s. I listened to more music and there were quite a few albums I didn’t even get to that I wanted to. It took weeks of listening and re-listening to get the list below but I’m pretty happy with what I...

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2014

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2014

December 23, 2014

It was a bit harder this year to really narrow down my top performances. I saw 114 different bands in 2014 (thanks mostly to a couple of great festivals) so you can see why it might have been a bit of a task to narrow it down to just 10 like I did last year. I...

Jaci’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

Jaci’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

December 23, 2013

Music is interpreted differently by everyone and is dependent upon how a listener connects to each song. At least, that is how it is for me. It would take me a long while to break down each and everyone of these albums to give a thorough explanation of my love and reasons they made it...

Jessica’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

Jessica’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

December 22, 2013

It took me some time to compile this list. While some albums fell right into place, others battled it out to complete this list. It was a daunting process but I feel happy with the result.

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Jessica’s Top Performances of 2013

Jessica’s Top Performances of 2013

December 21, 2013

This year was a fantastic year of concerts for me. I saw a total of 15 concerts with 44 artists which is the most I’ve seen in a single year. All these great performances (I wasn’t disappointed once) made it a pretty daunting task to narrow it down, but somehow I managed to do it.

10:...

Jaci’s Top Performances of 2013

Jaci’s Top Performances of 2013

December 18, 2013

Let me start off by saying how difficult this was. I saw thirty-two bands this year, picking my top ten performances was hard. Ranking them? Even harder.

#10: Three-Eleven – July 7, 2013 | DTE Energy Music Theatre | Clarkston, MI
I’ve loved 311 since I was in high school and still hadn’t seen them live; I...