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Category: Interviews

Interview with The Lake Effects

Interview with The Lake Effects

January 31, 2017

One of my favorite things about running this blog is getting to see the growth of bands that I discover. It’s been just over a year since I last sat down with The Lake Effects who have been very busy since the last time we talked. They’ve traveled, toured, some of them...

Interview with Big Shoals

Interview with Big Shoals

September 3, 2016

There’s a reason that Big Shoals named their sophomore album Hard Lessons. I got to talk with singer Lance Howell about that as well as other inspiration behind the album and what the Florida trio is up to now that their newest album is out in the world.

Why don’t we start off with a quick introduction...

Interview with Tim Browning & The Widowmakers

Interview with Tim Browning & The Widowmakers

August 19, 2016

I learned an important lesson this week and that’s that you should never judge a band based on where they are from or what kind of music they look like they might play. While Tim Browning & The Widowmakers’ debut LP Bad Intentions looked like it could be a straight up whiskey soaked country album on...

Interview with The Happy Alright

Interview with The Happy Alright

February 16, 2016

In just a few releases, Dallas foursome, The Happy Alright, have proved that they’re not just like every other pop-punk act out there. They show tremendous growth with each release and are on the cusp of releasing their best set of songs to date. I sat down and talked with the guys about...

Interview with DL Rossi

Interview with DL Rossi

February 3, 2016

I first discovered DL Rossi back in the beginning of UBL when I saw him open up for Flint Eastwood just over two years ago and immediately fell in love with his emotionally raw songwriting. I was reminded of why I became enamored with his music and intimate live performance when I...

Interview with Leggy

Interview with Leggy

January 20, 2016

I first discovered Cincinnati’s self-described swoon punk trio, Leggy, a few weeks ago when I wrote up a preview of this year’s Secret Friend’s Fest. I was instantly hooked to their punk infused with surf rock and sweet pop sounds. Thankfully for me, their new ep, Dang, was days away from releasing....

Interview with The Lake Effects

Interview with The Lake Effects

January 7, 2016

We love featuring bands from our home state of Michigan here on UBL what makes The Lake Effects a bit more special is that they also attend my alma mater, Grand Valley State University. The foursome have been making sweet brass infused music together since 2013 and released their new EP, My Friends All Left Me, back in September....

Interview with Backpacks

Interview with Backpacks

December 1, 2015

If you haven’t used Bandcamp to discover new music yet then you’re really missing out. I can’t count the number of bands that I’ve discovered by spending hours clicking around the site. That’s how I discovered the musical stylings of Mount Pleasant, Michigan foursome, Backpacks. I was hooked for the opening of the...

Interview with Five Hundredth Year

Interview with Five Hundredth Year

September 17, 2015

One of the best things about the annual Chill on the Hill Festival that local radio station 89X throws every years it that there are always some talented acts out of Michigan that make the bill. The station also hosts a competition to let one up and coming Detroit band kick off day two of...

Interview with Mountain Bird

Interview with Mountain Bird

September 16, 2015

Adam Öhman has been crafting ethereal emotional tracks under the Mountain Bird moniker for a little while now but his new single “Dream” has him transitioning into a grander, cinematic sound that is sure to catch your attention. “Dream” is the first track off his upcoming full length LP due in spring of 2016 and as...

Interview with Dream Chief

Interview with Dream Chief

September 2, 2015

Coming off of opening for Zella Day and a sold out show with The Elms as well as having as well as having their new single, “IDK Why,” premiere on Sirius XMU, cousin duo Luke and John Tuttle, aka Dream Chief, are about to release their new Movement EP and I...

Interview with The Old Adage

Interview with The Old Adage

August 31, 2015

There’s a catchy new single that has been caught in my head for weeks now and I’m happy to say that I’ve been lucky enough to sit down with the band that created it for an interview. Brother and sister duo Mimi and Nino Chavez, aka The Old Adage, have been crafting hook...

Interview with Young Pioneer

Interview with Young Pioneer

July 28, 2015

We have a special place in our hearts here at UBL for music acts out of our home state of Michigan so we try to make time to feature as many as we can. Recently we were contacted about a new single from an up and coming band out of Brighton, Young Pioneer...

Interview with Joe Hertler

Interview with Joe Hertler

November 3, 2014

Back in May, we went to the Flint Family BBQ to support one of our favorite local bands. Not only was it a great performance...