Category: Festival Reviews

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part II: Portugal. The Man, Sycamour, Grouplove, and The Bots

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part II: Portugal. The Man, Sycamour, Grouplove, and The Bots

September 18, 2014

Aside from The Offspring, Portugal. The Man was basically the selling point of getting tickets to both days of Chill on the Hill. I had been waiting to see them live for years and it seemed that every time they were in town previously there was one reason or...

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part I: Bristol Street, Sleeper Agent, and My Goodness

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part I: Bristol Street, Sleeper Agent, and My Goodness

September 17, 2014

Chill on the Hill may be part of the reason I got the worst sinus infection of my life but I have to say that it was worth it. Two days filled with bands that I had been waiting years to see along with some surprises. There were a few things that I wasn’t happy...

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part V: Young the Giant and City and Colour

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part V: Young the Giant and City and Colour

August 4, 2014

I was very excited to see the last two bands. Young the Giant‘s put out a fantastic album this year and I’ve been wanting to see City and Colour for years now...

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part IV: Tokyo Police Club, The Neighbourhood, and Lord Huron

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part IV: Tokyo Police Club, The Neighbourhood, and Lord Huron

August 1, 2014

We were finally into the last leg of the Festival and I couldn’t believe how quickly it had gone by. I was so elated to have gotten to see so many great bands perform and still so excited for the last batch. So with some pizza and water, we re-energized and prepared to close out...

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part III: Cold War Kids, Bad Suns, and Trampled By Turtles

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part III: Cold War Kids, Bad Suns, and Trampled By Turtles

July 25, 2014

I was pretty excited to see the rest of the bands on the list. Both Cold War Kids and Trampled by Turtles have been on my concert wishlist for sometime while Bad Suns was added as soon as...

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part II: Wild Cub, J Roddy Waltson & the Business, and Hundred Waters

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part II: Wild Cub, J Roddy Waltson & the Business, and Hundred Waters

July 21, 2014

The next three bands are the ones that I knew the least about and therefore were on the bottom of my Mo Pop Festival priority list. I know that seeing a band live can often sway me into at least appreciating them more and I was looking forward to getting to know these bands more...

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part I: Flint Eastwood, MisterWives, and Bear Hands

Mo Pop Festival 2014 Part I: Flint Eastwood, MisterWives, and Bear Hands

July 18, 2014

I knew as soon as I saw the list of bands that would be playing this year’s Mo Pop Festival that there was no way that I couldn’t go. With a great mixture of bands that I had wanted to see for years and newer bands that had just recently made my concert wishlist, I...

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part III: Motion City Soundtrack

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part III: Motion City Soundtrack

May 20, 2014

While my desire to be there for every band that played on my second MTB night was strong, I still couldn’t get myself out before Motion City Soundtrack took the stage at The Loving Touch in Ferndale. It was part exhaustion from the night before, part getting over a cold, and just...

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part II: Tunde Olaniran and Flint Eastwood

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part II: Tunde Olaniran and Flint Eastwood

May 13, 2014

The second half of my first Metro Times Blowout night featured two artists that I have come to look forward to seeing live. We’ve reviewed them both before and although their music is very different, the reason I love them is the same: They put on a hell of a live show.

Since starting the blog, I’ve...

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part I: YUM and The HandGrenades

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part I: YUM and The HandGrenades

May 8, 2014

When I first found out about Metro Times Blowout a few weeks ago I had to wonder how I could have missed it. A local music festival that features a long list of local bands spread over the metro-Detroit area seems like it would have been on my radar a long time ago but, alas,...

Secret Friends Fest / Silent Lions Compartments Release Show

Secret Friends Fest / Silent Lions Compartments Release Show

January 12, 2014

January 11, 2014: The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI

Our new friend, Dean from Silent Lions, invited us to attend the second night of the Secret Friends Fest at The Loving Touch to celebrate the release of their new album, Compartments. Added bonus that there would be several other bands for us to check...