Tag: Canada

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: Young Rival and Born Ruffians

Concert Review: Young Rival and Born Ruffians

December 7, 2015

December 2, 2015: The Loving Touch, Ferndale

I’ve been a Born Ruffian since I first heard “Little Garçon” off their album Red, Yellow & Blue back around 2008 but it wasn’t until the release of their 2013 album, Birthmarks, that Born Ruffians really sank their hooks into me. I listened to the album non-stop and still find myself revisiting...

Album Review: Yukon Blonde – On Blonde

Album Review: Yukon Blonde – On Blonde

June 18, 2015

The day is finally here, Yukon Blonde’s newest album is currently streaming through my headphones and I can’t seem to get enough of it. It’s been 3 years since the Vancouver foursome dabbled in the fuzzy guitar sounds of the late 70’s and early 80’s on Tiger Talk and I’m guessing from what I’m...

Single Review: Yukon Blonde – Como

Single Review: Yukon Blonde – Como

May 11, 2015

It’s been a very long 3 years since Yukon Blonde released their last full length LP, Tiger Talk, so I basically squealed with joy when I saw that they had announced a new album for this year. With a new album comes little sneak peeks that get fans salivating and Yukon Blonde’s new single,...

Album Review: Bahamas – Bahamas is Afie

Album Review: Bahamas – Bahamas is Afie

August 28, 2014

Bahamas’ newest release, Bahamas is Afie, may be the closest that any album has ever gotten to actual seduction. I could feel myself melting from the first note of opening track “Waves” and suddenly I found myself swooning over every melody and gentle lilt of Afie Jurvanen’s voice. I fell in love.

While Bahamas is Afie sounds like...

Concert Review: Stu Larsen, The Once, and Passenger

Concert Review: Stu Larsen, The Once, and Passenger

August 20, 2014

August 17, 2014: The Fillmore, Detroit

In need of an August concert and more recently finding myself obsessed with Passenger, I decided his first Detroit show was a must. Unfortunately there was also a One Direction concert in town so maneuvering through the streets of Detroit and finding reasonably priced parking was made a bit more...

Album Review: Sunny Pompeii – Vinegar

Album Review: Sunny Pompeii – Vinegar

July 2, 2014

I checked out Sunny Pompeii when I read that it was Spencer Schoening’s (drummer for Said the Whale) side project and I’m glad that I did. While it seemed a bit rough around the edges the first time I listened to it, Vinegar has definitely grown more and more on...

Album Review: Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield

Album Review: Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield

March 21, 2014

It wasn’t surprising that the internet began to buzz with excitement when Tokyo Police Club released a mysterious picture indicating that there was a really good chance that new music was on its way. Being a fan of the band and having waited four years, I was very...

Jessica’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

Jessica’s Top 13 Albums of 2013

December 22, 2013

It took me some time to compile this list. While some albums fell right into place, others battled it out to complete this list. It was a daunting process but I feel happy with the result.

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