Tag: Ann Arbor

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...

Concert Review: Wayne Szalinski, Jack and the Bear, San Cristobal, and Flint Eastwood

Concert Review: Wayne Szalinski, Jack and the Bear, San Cristobal, and Flint Eastwood

April 24, 2015

April 17, 2015: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor

How did I make it until the middle of April before seeing my favorite local bands play this year? That’s what I kept thinking when Flint Eastwood took the stage last Friday. As I’m sure I’ve said before, their live show is not to be missed, but I...

Jessica’s Top 14 Albums of 2014

Jessica’s Top 14 Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014

I can definitively say that this year’s year end album post is much harder than last year’s. I listened to more music and there were quite a few albums I didn’t even get to that I wanted to. It took weeks of listening and re-listening to get the list below but I’m pretty happy with what I...

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2014

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2014

December 23, 2014

It was a bit harder this year to really narrow down my top performances. I saw 114 different bands in 2014 (thanks mostly to a couple of great festivals) so you can see why it might have been a bit of a task to narrow it down to just 10 like I did last year. I...

Concert Review: San Cristobal, Big Sherb, and  Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers

Concert Review: San Cristobal, Big Sherb, and Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers

November 5, 2014

October 24, 2014: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor

After finishing up the interview with Joe Hertler, my cousin, Jen, and I went up to stand in line and wait for the doors of The Blind Pig to open up. We started talking to the couple behind us and found that they actually...

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...

Concert Review: United Affair, Tunde Olaniran, and Hollow & Akimbo

Concert Review: United Affair, Tunde Olaniran, and Hollow & Akimbo

August 23, 2014

July 25, 2014: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor

I’d like to start out by apologizing for this being so late! I’m usually quick to get concert reviews done, but my life has been a small bundle of chaos lately with no real downtime to spend on any side projects. With that said, lets get right to...

Concert Review: Finish Ticket, Misterwives, and The Mowgli’s

Concert Review: Finish Ticket, Misterwives, and The Mowgli’s

May 1, 2014

April 22, 2014: The Shelter, Detroit

The Californian indie pop-rock band, Finish Ticket, took the stage to get the energy pumping throughout the crowd. Frontman Brendan Hoye has tremendous vocal control and is spot on when it comes to his talents. During their seven song set I kept hearing a mini...

Concert Review: Wayne Szalinski and The Soil And The Sun

Concert Review: Wayne Szalinski and The Soil And The Sun

February 26, 2014

February 22 , 2014: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Saturday was another wonderful evening spent in the company of some great local bands. We hit The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor to see old favorites Silent Lions and Flint Eastwood as well as check out some...

Album Review: Hollow & Akimbo – Hollow & Akimbo

Album Review: Hollow & Akimbo – Hollow & Akimbo

February 16, 2014

Ann Arbor based duo Hollow & Akimbo‘s self-titled album is mindfully crafted in a way that requires multiples listens to hear every intricate texture layered perfectly over the album’s 10 tracks. Childhood friends Jonathan Visger and Brian Konicek have worked together before as part of the band Mason Proper...

Jaci’s Top Performances of 2013

Jaci’s Top Performances of 2013

December 18, 2013

Let me start off by saying how difficult this was. I saw thirty-two bands this year, picking my top ten performances was hard. Ranking them? Even harder.

#10: Three-Eleven – July 7, 2013 | DTE Energy Music Theatre | Clarkston, MI
I’ve loved 311 since I was in high school and still hadn’t seen them live; I...

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,...