Tag: 2015

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...

New Discovery: Banners

New Discovery: Banners

October 21, 2015

I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of listening to new releases every week but it’s been a bit of a struggle. A busy personal life mixed with a sudden need to completely clean out my iTunes (it’s gotten quite out of hand to be fair) means that listening to new music hasn’t been...

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...

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part II: The Wombats, We Came As Romans, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Panic! At The Disco, and Weezer

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part II: The Wombats, We Came As Romans, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Panic! At The Disco, and Weezer

October 4, 2015

The second half of  day one of Chill on the Hill 2015 was packed pretty tightly with bands that I was very excited to see which is great because with how ill prepared I was for the cold, I’m not sure I could have made it through without them.

The Wombats are a...

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part I: Arkells, Coleman Hell, Vinyl Theatre, Beartooth, Night Riots, and Thousand Foot Krutch

Chill on the Hill 2015 Part I: Arkells, Coleman Hell, Vinyl Theatre, Beartooth, Night Riots, and Thousand Foot Krutch

October 3, 2015

We had such a great time last year at Chill on the Hill that it was basically guaranteed that we’d snatch up tickets as soon as they went on sale. When the list of bands was released all I needed to see was Weezer’s name on the list to completely sell me...

Album Review: Current Events – Need What You Leave

Album Review: Current Events – Need What You Leave

October 2, 2015

Some times it takes a few listens to really fall in love with an album. Some of my all time favorite albums were not albums that resonated with me during a first listen. It took time and multiple listens for the songs to grow on me but eventually something just clicked and soon the album was...

Album Review: Ell Phillips – Call It Home

Album Review: Ell Phillips – Call It Home

September 27, 2015

I’ve noticed that as I’m getting older my folk love has started to skew a bit more toward the country side of things. Not that I’ll be hitting a Kenny Chesney concert anytime soon, but I do have a much greater appreciation for folk country than before. This is why I couldn’t help but resist the...

New Discovery: Frazer

New Discovery: Frazer

September 24, 2015

I’ve been on a bit of a new music kick lately, scouring the internet for the next band to capture my heart and my ears. While on my journey for new music I stumbled upon the Sheffield fivesome, Frazer. While the band has made quite the reputation for themselves across the pond thanks...

Album Review: Morning Bear – Take Flight

Album Review: Morning Bear – Take Flight

September 19, 2015

While most people dream of quitting their job and traveling the world few have the fortitude to actually go through with it. John Runnels, aka Morning Bear, quit his engineer job and bought a one way ticket to Spain and traipsed across Europe with just his backpack and guitar. Runnels returned home to Denver filled with inspiration...

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...

Album Review: NOside – Rapidisassembly

Album Review: NOside – Rapidisassembly

September 14, 2015

Every year as soon as August hits I begin to crave fall. I love a good flannel or hoodie, some pumpkin pie, and, for some strange reason, rock and emo music. Maybe it’s the memories of walking around the campus of my old alma mater, Grand Valley State University, while the leaves were changing, headphones firmly...

Album Review: New Politicians – Remission

Album Review: New Politicians – Remission

September 11, 2015

Starting out as a two piece with brothers Gian Cortese and Renal Anthony back in 2012, New Politicians has since added two more members and released a new EP titled Remission. As I listen through I find it hard to believe that this New Jersey quartet have yet to be snatched up by a...