Tag: Ferndale

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...

Concert Review: Tanner Merritt, Andy Hull, and Dustin Kensrue

Concert Review: Tanner Merritt, Andy Hull, and Dustin Kensrue

April 27, 2015

April 22, 2015: The Loving Touch, Ferndale

I had figured that the odds of Andy Hull ever playing any Right Away, Great Captain songs live were just about slim to none. When he announced a solo tour with Thrice front man, Dustin Kensrue, I still didn’t want to get my hopes up just in case....

Single Review: Tart – Rabid Dogs

Single Review: Tart – Rabid Dogs

November 17, 2014

Back when we were first starting out here at Under Bright Lights, we hit the Secret Friends Fest where we got to discover so many talented Michigan bands. The first band on that night was Tart, a two-piece out of Detroit...

Interview with Indigo Wild

Interview with Indigo Wild

July 15, 2014

Once again our friend Dean Tartaglia (Silent Lions) has turned us on to some great Columbus, Ohio music. Indigo Wild released their debut EP, If By Sea, in 2011 and listening to it makes me wonder if Local Natives used it as inspiration for their newest album, Hummingbird. Since then, the guys have...

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part III: Motion City Soundtrack

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part III: Motion City Soundtrack

May 20, 2014

While my desire to be there for every band that played on my second MTB night was strong, I still couldn’t get myself out before Motion City Soundtrack took the stage at The Loving Touch in Ferndale. It was part exhaustion from the night before, part getting over a cold, and just...

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part II: Tunde Olaniran and Flint Eastwood

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part II: Tunde Olaniran and Flint Eastwood

May 13, 2014

The second half of my first Metro Times Blowout night featured two artists that I have come to look forward to seeing live. We’ve reviewed them both before and although their music is very different, the reason I love them is the same: They put on a hell of a live show.

Since starting the blog, I’ve...

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part I: YUM and The HandGrenades

Metro Times Blowout 17 Review Part I: YUM and The HandGrenades

May 8, 2014

When I first found out about Metro Times Blowout a few weeks ago I had to wonder how I could have missed it. A local music festival that features a long list of local bands spread over the metro-Detroit area seems like it would have been on my radar a long time ago but, alas,...

Concert Review: DL Rossi, Mike Mains & the Branches, The Hounds Below, and Flint Eastwood

Concert Review: DL Rossi, Mike Mains & the Branches, The Hounds Below, and Flint Eastwood

January 20, 2014

January 18, 2014: The Loving Touch, Ferndale, Michigan

Another fantastic evening spent with great local music at The Loving Touch.

First up was DL Rossi, which was the only act I didn’t get a chance to check out before the show. His Guitar driven anthems about breakups, religion,...

Secret Friends Fest / Silent Lions Compartments Release Show

Secret Friends Fest / Silent Lions Compartments Release Show

January 12, 2014

January 11, 2014: The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI

Our new friend, Dean from Silent Lions, invited us to attend the second night of the Secret Friends Fest at The Loving Touch to celebrate the release of their new album, Compartments. Added bonus that there would be several other bands for us to check...