Tag: 2016

2016 Wrap Up

2016 Wrap Up

December 31, 2016

If you’ve been paying attention to UBL at all this year I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of posts. Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever had as rough a year as 2016 and I’ll be happy to see it go. Unfortunately one of the first things that happens when I’m really down is that I...

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

November 27, 2016

Admittedly, I’ve never been the most ambitious person. I’m pretty happy in my current existence but every once in a while I can’t help but wonder what I could have been had I my early twenties living up to my full potential. It’s rare that my mind drifts to these thoughts but it becomes hard...

Album Review: Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

Album Review: Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

September 15, 2016

I’m a bit behind on my new music discoveries as of late. With moving and overall adulting, I just haven’t had the time that I used to to fall down the internet rabbit hole and discovering new bands left and right. Thankfully I’m lucky enough that sometimes I just happen to have new music thrown...

Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

September 11, 2016

Sometimes all you need to help jump start some creativity is a change in scenery. This was the case for singer-songwriter Jessie Abbey who made the move from sunny California to the just as sunny Florida with her band, Musical Charis. The move sparked Abbey to explore the music of her upbringing,...

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...

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

September 2, 2016

This summer has flown by. It seems like only yesterday I was sitting down to listen to Jason Singer, aka Michigander’s, first single, “Nineties.” The summer went so fast that I barely had time to start going through withdrawals from that single before getting some new music from Singer.

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Single Review: Basic Cable Preachers – Tomorrow’s Gone

Single Review: Basic Cable Preachers – Tomorrow’s Gone

August 31, 2016

If you’re not paying attention to the Columbus music scene you are doing yourself a huge disservice. My most recent discovery is the psch-rock with a pop twist quartet Basic Cable Preachers and their track “Tomorrow’s Gone.”

I don’t watch many music videos these...

Album Review: Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

Album Review: Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

August 29, 2016

It’s the time of year where I start dreaming of cooler weather, horror movies, and lots of pumpkin pie. There are certain genres of music that I turn to when I’m starting to crave the fall. I’m not sure what it is about Americana music, but for some reason it’s my perfect soundtrack to a...

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...

Album Review: Tim Browning & The Widowmakers – Bad Intentions

Album Review: Tim Browning & The Widowmakers – Bad Intentions

August 17, 2016

Honestly, I was a bit hesitant to listen to Tim Browning & The Widowmakers’ debut LP, Bad Intentions after checking them out online. I expected to get some twangy country tunes that I would probably only be able to get through a few tracks of before turning off. Thankfully, Tim Browning & The Widowmakers’ sound...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

August 14, 2016

The morning of day two of Mo Pop Festival was much different than that of day one. First off, it was raining which helped cool it down a bit (though the humidity still felt a bit ridiculous). Secondly, my mood had done a complete 180 after a day packed with amazing performances. I no longer had to...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 1

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 1

August 9, 2016

I’m going to be honest, the last thing I wanted to do when I woke up the Saturday of Mo Pop was get up and go sit out in the heat all day. I had been dreading the day all week after the temps rose back up to unbearable. That doesn’t even factor in the...

Album Review: DREAMERS – This Album Does Not Exist

Album Review: DREAMERS – This Album Does Not Exist

August 6, 2016

I’ve been chomping at the bit for a full length LP from Brooklyn trio, DREAMERS, ever since I first discovered their pop tinged indie rock sounds back in 2014. I was lucky enough to catch the guys last year when they played Mo Pop and couldn’t help but scream with...

Album Review: Manwomanchild – Awkward Island

Album Review: Manwomanchild – Awkward Island

July 11, 2016

Summer has been a rather humid affair this year. It’s hard to get out and enjoy the weather when all you have to do to work up a sweat is breathe. I’ve been on the lookout for breezy summer music to help battle the heat and was lucky enough to find Philadelphia’s Manwomanchild fronted...