Tag: Chill on the Hill

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2015

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2015

December 28, 2015

2015 was not an easy year which means that UBL took a backseat. I reviewed a lot less albums and attended half as many shows as last year. While I missed some concerts that I would have loved to see, I did get to see a lot of bands that have been on my concert bucket...

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...

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...

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...

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part VI: Chevelle, Awolnation, and Rise Against

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part VI: Chevelle, Awolnation, and Rise Against

September 22, 2014

While I’m not a regular listener to any of the last three bands to play Chill on the Hill, I was still excited to see their live shows as I had heard great things about all of them. First up was Chevelle, which was probably the band I had the most...

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part V: Brick + Mortar, USS, Taking Back Sunday, and Silverstein

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part V: Brick + Mortar, USS, Taking Back Sunday, and Silverstein

September 21, 2014

Brick + Mortar was another band that I went into without knowing anything about. I knew it was going to be a good set when shortly after they started, Brandon Asraf asked the hungover crowd “All the people sitting down, why the fuck are you sitting down?” It was a nice,...

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part IV: Hollow & Akimbo, Kyng, The Orwells, and Skaters

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part IV: Hollow & Akimbo, Kyng, The Orwells, and Skaters

September 20, 2014

Having Hollow & Akimbo open up day two of Chill on the Hill was just icing on the cake of an already spectacular day of music. One of my favorite things about their self-titled debut was that each song was intricately layered enough so that you wouldn’t be able to...

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part III: Bad Religion, A Day to Remember, and The Offspring

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part III: Bad Religion, A Day to Remember, and The Offspring

September 19, 2014

It was finally time for the three headlining acts to start their sets and the amphitheater had filled to the maximum capacity in preparation. First up was Bad Religion and from their first song I found myself wondering ‘why haven’t I been listening to these guys before this?’ I’ve heard of...

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part II: Portugal. The Man, Sycamour, Grouplove, and The Bots

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part II: Portugal. The Man, Sycamour, Grouplove, and The Bots

September 18, 2014

Aside from The Offspring, Portugal. The Man was basically the selling point of getting tickets to both days of Chill on the Hill. I had been waiting to see them live for years and it seemed that every time they were in town previously there was one reason or...

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part I: Bristol Street, Sleeper Agent, and My Goodness

Chill on the Hill 2014 Part I: Bristol Street, Sleeper Agent, and My Goodness

September 17, 2014

Chill on the Hill may be part of the reason I got the worst sinus infection of my life but I have to say that it was worth it. Two days filled with bands that I had been waiting years to see along with some surprises. There were a few things that I wasn’t happy...