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Category: Concert Reviews

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

June 10, 2016

June 5, 2016: The Fillmore, Detroit

The air that filled the Fillmore a few nights ago was filled with anticipation and a fair bit of sadness. I myself was filled with mixed emotions as the night began but we’ll save that for part II of this review. For now, let’s focus on the kick ass openers...

Concert Review: X Ambassadors and Muse

Concert Review: X Ambassadors and Muse

January 15, 2016

January 14, 2016: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

This concert was probably my most anticipated concert ever. I’ve been a Muse fan for a long time which makes it very strange that I had never seen them in concert. Ever since they announced the release of their newest album, Drones, I’ve been on the look out...

Concert Review: Fusion Shows Eighth Birthday Show

Concert Review: Fusion Shows Eighth Birthday Show

January 10, 2016

The first live show of the year can really set the pace and help you get excited for every other concert to come. When I saw that it was time to celebrate Fusion Shows’ birthday and that some new and old favorites would be performing I knew that it would be the perfect way to...

Concert Review: Young Rival and Born Ruffians

Concert Review: Young Rival and Born Ruffians

December 7, 2015

December 2, 2015: The Loving Touch, Ferndale

I’ve been a Born Ruffian since I first heard “Little Garçon” off their album Red, Yellow & Blue back around 2008 but it wasn’t until the release of their 2013 album, Birthmarks, that Born Ruffians really sank their hooks into me. I listened to the album non-stop and still find myself revisiting...

Concert Review: We Are the City, Eisley, and Copeland

Concert Review: We Are the City, Eisley, and Copeland

November 19, 2015

November 14, 2015: The Crofoot, Pontiac

Eisley has been one of my favorite bands for quite some time now. While I’ve always been a fan, it was the release of their album, The Valley, that cemented their place among my all time favorite bands of all time making their live show a must see whenever...

Concert Review: Brothertiger, Gosh Pith, and JR JR

Concert Review: Brothertiger, Gosh Pith, and JR JR

November 15, 2015

November 13, 2015: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

There’s nothing like a concert that you’ve been looking forward to for months to get you through a crappy week. It’s been a big year for JR JR as their new self-titled album has started to garner the talented duo some overdue attention on national airwaves....

Concert Review: Tigers Jaw, New Found Glory, and Yellowcard

Concert Review: Tigers Jaw, New Found Glory, and Yellowcard

November 8, 2015

November 5, 2015: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

There’s nothing like a show that’s filled to the brim with nostalgia and excited fans to help lift your spirits and remind you why you enjoy going to concerts in the first place. It’s been a rough year concert wise, mostly because I just seem to have no energy...

Concert Review: First Aid Kit

Concert Review: First Aid Kit

July 31, 2015

July 29, 2015: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

It was very strange this year not to be at the place that I have spent my last 8 birthdays at but going to the Traverse City Film Festival just didn’t work out for us this year what with our upcoming wedding and spending in Christmas in Florida with...

Concert Review: Tanner Merritt, Andy Hull, and Dustin Kensrue

Concert Review: Tanner Merritt, Andy Hull, and Dustin Kensrue

April 27, 2015

April 22, 2015: The Loving Touch, Ferndale

I had figured that the odds of Andy Hull ever playing any Right Away, Great Captain songs live were just about slim to none. When he announced a solo tour with Thrice front man, Dustin Kensrue, I still didn’t want to get my hopes up just in case....

Concert Review: Wayne Szalinski, Jack and the Bear, San Cristobal, and Flint Eastwood

Concert Review: Wayne Szalinski, Jack and the Bear, San Cristobal, and Flint Eastwood

April 24, 2015

April 17, 2015: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor

How did I make it until the middle of April before seeing my favorite local bands play this year? That’s what I kept thinking when Flint Eastwood took the stage last Friday. As I’m sure I’ve said before, their live show is not to be missed, but I...

Concert Review: Gavin James and Kodaline

Concert Review: Gavin James and Kodaline

April 22, 2015

April 15, 2015: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

It’s been a busy week which means while I’ve gotten a chance to listen to Kodaline’s new album, Coming Up For Air, I haven’t been able to really listen to it. Granted, it came out the day before I saw their show which means I didn’t have much time, but...

Concert Review: Alvvays and The Decemberists

Concert Review: Alvvays and The Decemberists

March 31, 2015

March 28, 2015: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

I would say that my Decemberists kick began back in mid-summer. One of the tracks from The King is Dead just happened to come up while my iPod was shuffling through tracks at work one day and I’ve been listening to the band nonstop...

Concert Review: Team Spirit, Hawthorne Heights, and Motion City Soundtrack

Concert Review: Team Spirit, Hawthorne Heights, and Motion City Soundtrack

January 25, 2015

January 23, 2015: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

It’s hard to believe that Motion City Soundtrack’s Commit This To Memory turns 10 this year. I remember where I was the first time I heard it. I had just discovered the band the summer before and happened to be at a party where one of the...

Concert Review: Reggie and the Full Effect, Saves the Day, and Say Anything

Concert Review: Reggie and the Full Effect, Saves the Day, and Say Anything

December 9, 2014

December 8, 2014: The Fillmore, Detroit

Despite the fact that I had a wedding to stand up in on Saturday (Congrats Jessica & Jeff!), there was nothing that was going to keep me from seeing two of my favorite bands play live. So although my body was crying out for me to stay home in bed,...