• Album Review: Foxture - E D E N
    Album Review: Foxture - E D E N
  • Album Review: Resilient - How to Peach
    Album Review: Resilient - How to Peach
  • Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy - Caffeine Dreams
    Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy - Caffeine Dreams
  • Album Review: All Is Well - I Swear Someday
    Album Review: All Is Well - I Swear Someday
  • Single Review: Dead Seem Old - Mischief
    Single Review: Dead Seem Old - Mischief
  • Album Review: Salt Creek - Where Strangers Go
    Album Review: Salt Creek - Where Strangers Go
  • Album Review: Mountain Babies - Existence of Resistance
    Album Review: Mountain Babies - Existence of Resistance
  • Album Review: Mouth Sounds - Sing or Swim EP
    Album Review: Mouth Sounds - Sing or Swim EP
  • Michigander Gives An Intimate Show in Chicago
    Michigander Gives An Intimate Show in Chicago
  • Single Review: Wonky Tonk - Four Letter Word
    Single Review: Wonky Tonk - Four Letter Word
  • Single Review: Dead Seem Old - This Mess Won't Make Itself
    Single Review: Dead Seem Old - This Mess Won't Make Itself
  • Album Review: The Lake Effects - Ioway
    Album Review: The Lake Effects - Ioway
  • Interview with The Lake Effects
    Interview with The Lake Effects
  • New Discovery: PLGRMS
    New Discovery: PLGRMS

Tag: Alternative

Album Review: Resilient – How to Peach

Album Review: Resilient – How to Peach

November 7, 2017

It seems that the only music that sates me lately is the thrashing alternative and grunge rock of the 90’s. While I haven’t minded blasting my old favorites, I couldn’t help but start to feel like I need something new to throw into the mix. Thankfully I stumbled across Philly quartet Resilient’s...

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

September 5, 2017

Grand Rapids melodic post-rock quintet All Is Well use their first full-length LP to explore the depths of mental health issues, reaching beyond the genre’s tendencies and exploring a vast sonic landscape that’s quite impressive especially for a first album. I Swear Someday was written at a time of transition for the members of...

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: 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...

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part I featuring Baggage, Let It Happen, and Have Mercy

June 10, 2016

June 5, 2016: The Fillmore, Detroit

The air that filled the Fillmore a few nights ago was filled with anticipation and a fair bit of sadness. I myself was filled with mixed emotions as the night began but we’ll save that for part II of this review. For now, let’s focus on the kick ass openers...

New Discovery: Harvey

New Discovery: Harvey

January 26, 2016

One of my favorite ways to find new music is Bandcamp. There’s numerous ways to use tags to find whatever it is you are looking for and I often find myself spending hours just clicking along and stumbling across all kinds of new music to fall in love with. Enter Harvey, a...

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...

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: Switchfoot – Fading West

Album Review: Switchfoot – Fading West

January 15, 2014

Switchfoot releases their ninth album, Fading West, and takes a step in another direction musically. Their major-label debut album The Beautiful Letdown dropped when I was a junior in high school. “Dare You To Move” and “Meant To Live” were pretty popular songs that everyone seemed to fall in love with. Regretfully, I lost...

Concert Review: Hellogoodbye, Metric, and Paramore

Concert Review: Hellogoodbye, Metric, and Paramore

December 8, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan

It had been a while since I had listened to Hellogoodbye. So long, in fact, that I hadn’t even checked out the album they released back in 2010, Would It Kill You. Happy to report that they’ve only gotten better.  Lead singer, Forrest...

Concert Review: O’Brother, The Front Bottoms, and Manchester Orchestra

Concert Review: O’Brother, The Front Bottoms, and Manchester Orchestra

December 8, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013: St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it in time to see O’Brother’s full set. They were mid-song when we walked into St. Andrew’s. The stage was awash in red light, casting the band in shadows which completely fit their sound. Dark, mysterious, a little...

Concert Review: Silent Lions, Flint Eastwood, and Stepdad

Concert Review: Silent Lions, Flint Eastwood, and Stepdad

December 8, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, Michigan

On November 14th I was notified that Stepdad was coming back into town. After regretting not seeing them earlier in the year—they toured through Michigan quite a bit—I was stoked! Immediately I contacted my partner in crime, Jessica, and told her we had to go. Ironically,...