Tag: Grand Rapids

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

September 5, 2017

Grand Rapids melodic post-rock quintet All Is Well use their first full-length LP to explore the depths of mental health issues, reaching beyond the genre’s tendencies and exploring a vast sonic landscape that’s quite impressive especially for a first album. I Swear Someday was written at a time of transition for the members of...

Album Review: The Lake Effects – Ioway

Album Review: The Lake Effects – Ioway

February 4, 2017

It’s hard these days to stand out as a band, especially the internet seems to be flooded every day with new indie-pop acts claiming ot be the next big thing. So how does one go about setting them apart from the rest of the pack? In the case of Grand Rapids foursome, The...

Interview with The Lake Effects

Interview with The Lake Effects

January 7, 2016

We love featuring bands from our home state of Michigan here on UBL what makes The Lake Effects a bit more special is that they also attend my alma mater, Grand Valley State University. The foursome have been making sweet brass infused music together since 2013 and released their new EP, My Friends All Left Me, back in September....

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...

Interview with Backpacks

Interview with Backpacks

December 1, 2015

If you haven’t used Bandcamp to discover new music yet then you’re really missing out. I can’t count the number of bands that I’ve discovered by spending hours clicking around the site. That’s how I discovered the musical stylings of Mount Pleasant, Michigan foursome, Backpacks. I was hooked for the opening of the...

Interview with The Class Acts

Interview with The Class Acts

August 26, 2014

In my constant search for new music it’s nice to have a band kind of fall into your lap. Kalamazoo indie rock foursome, The Class Acts, contacted us about possibly reviewing their new EP, Plus One. I gave the EP a listen and then gave it another listen and then just one more before getting back...