Tag: Detroit

Album Review: The Stools – Q-Nails

Album Review: The Stools – Q-Nails

August 12, 2018

One of the best things about running this blog has been the plethora or new music I’ve discovered in the process. I find myself listening to bands that I never would have even given a standing chance to before expanding my musical horizons a bit. Another big perk is getting more exposure to the local...

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...

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part II featuring Motion City Soundtrack

Concert Review: So Long, Farewell Tour Part II featuring Motion City Soundtrack

June 14, 2016

June 5, 2016: The Fillmore, Detroit

While the time between sets can feel never-ending when you’re waiting for one of your favorite bands to take the stage, I was happy to let the rest of the night pass as slowly as possible. But, as it always does, time seemed to move at super speed and it...

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...

Concert Review: X Ambassadors and Muse

Concert Review: X Ambassadors and Muse

January 15, 2016

January 14, 2016: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

This concert was probably my most anticipated concert ever. I’ve been a Muse fan for a long time which makes it very strange that I had never seen them in concert. Ever since they announced the release of their newest album, Drones, I’ve been on the look out...

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...

Single Review: Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

Single Review: Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

December 9, 2015

A band’s live performance can make or break your opinion of them. Admittedly, one of my favorite things about going to a concert is getting to check out some new to me bands and, hopefully, discovering new music to fall in love with. I’ve been exposed to a lot of home grown acts since starting...

Concert Review: Brothertiger, Gosh Pith, and JR JR

Concert Review: Brothertiger, Gosh Pith, and JR JR

November 15, 2015

November 13, 2015: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak

There’s nothing like a concert that you’ve been looking forward to for months to get you through a crappy week. It’s been a big year for JR JR as their new self-titled album has started to garner the talented duo some overdue attention on national airwaves....

Concert Review: Tigers Jaw, New Found Glory, and Yellowcard

Concert Review: Tigers Jaw, New Found Glory, and Yellowcard

November 8, 2015

November 5, 2015: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

There’s nothing like a show that’s filled to the brim with nostalgia and excited fans to help lift your spirits and remind you why you enjoy going to concerts in the first place. It’s been a rough year concert wise, mostly because I just seem to have no energy...

Album Review: Flint Eastwood – Small Victories EP

Album Review: Flint Eastwood – Small Victories EP

November 2, 2015

If you’ve been following us here at UBL at all, you know that one of our favorite bands out there right now is Detroit’s own Flint Eastwood. The band will always have a special place in our hearts as one of the first bands we reviewed and still continues to be one of the...

Interview with The Old Adage

Interview with The Old Adage

August 31, 2015

There’s a catchy new single that has been caught in my head for weeks now and I’m happy to say that I’ve been lucky enough to sit down with the band that created it for an interview. Brother and sister duo Mimi and Nino Chavez, aka The Old Adage, have been crafting hook...

New Discovery: Fleurie

New Discovery: Fleurie

August 21, 2015

I was skeptical about checking out the new Scream MTV show but as an avid fan of the original franchise and just a horror lover in general I decided to give it a shot. It’s not amazing but I’m enjoying the ride so far and looking forward to see what else the show has to offer. What...

Album Review: King Eddie – King Eddie

Album Review: King Eddie – King Eddie

August 10, 2015

It’s so wonderful to live near a city with such a rich music scene. There are so many great bands coming out of Detroit and Michigan in general that it’s hard to keep up with all the talented acts. Today I’m discovering the funky psychedelic sounds of King Eddie. The foursome is on...