Category: Michigan Music

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...

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...

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....

Concert Preview: Secret Friends Fest 2016

Concert Preview: Secret Friends Fest 2016

January 4, 2016

Way back when UBL was just getting its start, we attended a show that kind of gave us our first glimpse into the budding Detroit music scene. The first annual Secret Friends Fest’s roster was filled with many up and coming bands mostly from right here in the mitten state. In just...

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...

Album Review: Hot Mulligan – Honest & Cunning

Album Review: Hot Mulligan – Honest & Cunning

December 12, 2015

I’ve been diving into the tag system of Bandcamp to help me discover more music. I recently stumbled across Save Your Generation Records’ page, which just happens to be based out of Detroit, picked a random album to listen to and have had said album on repeat ever since. Hot Mulligan mixes...

Single Review: Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

Single Review: Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

December 9, 2015

A band’s live performance can make or break your opinion of them. Admittedly, one of my favorite things about going to a concert is getting to check out some new to me bands and, hopefully, discovering new music to fall in love with. I’ve been exposed to a lot of home grown acts since starting...

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

December 4, 2015

It’s always a treat to find a new emo band to fall in love with and even better when that band just happens to be Michigan grown. I became immediately obsessed with Backpacks after stumbling across their new EP, Still Life, on Bandcamp. What really caught my attention after listening to their...

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...

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....

Album Review: Flint Eastwood – Small Victories EP

Album Review: Flint Eastwood – Small Victories EP

November 2, 2015

If you’ve been following us here at UBL at all, you know that one of our favorite bands out there right now is Detroit’s own Flint Eastwood. The band will always have a special place in our hearts as one of the first bands we reviewed and still continues to be one of the...

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part IV: JR JR, X Ambassadors, Cold War Kids, Coheed and Cambria, and Cage the Elephant

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part IV: JR JR, X Ambassadors, Cold War Kids, Coheed and Cambria, and Cage the Elephant

October 6, 2015

To say that I was excited to see JR JR (formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) live again would be quite the understatement. They are currently one of my favorite bands and their show back in April of last year is still one of my favorite concerts of all time. The hometown boys wasted no time, kicking...

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part III: Five Hundredth Year, Kaleido, The Struts, Civil Twilight, Robert DeLong, and The Glorious Sons

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part III: Five Hundredth Year, Kaleido, The Struts, Civil Twilight, Robert DeLong, and The Glorious Sons

October 5, 2015

I felt like I was still defrosting from day one of Chill on the Hill when we arrived at the venue for day two. Thankfully it was already significantly warmer and the sun was shining brightly. I was still feeling that concert high from the previous day and was excited to see what...