Tag: Los Angeles

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...

Single Review: Silversun Pickups – Nightlight

Single Review: Silversun Pickups – Nightlight

August 15, 2015

2015 is more than half over but there are still so many new releases to be excited about. I’ve been a Silversun Pickups fan ever since I first heard “Lazy Eye” hit the airways back in 2006, my love increasing exponentially upon getting to see them live in support of Neck of the...

Mo Pop Festival 2015 Part IV: Wild Child, The Front Bottoms, Saint Motel, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, and Modest Mouse

Mo Pop Festival 2015 Part IV: Wild Child, The Front Bottoms, Saint Motel, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, and Modest Mouse

August 4, 2015

It was hard to believe that the day was going by so quickly and although I felt pretty tired, I was pretty pumped to see what the last few bands had to offer. I had yet to be disappointed by any bands and the back half of day two was a nice mix of acts...

New Discovery: Eilidh McKellar

New Discovery: Eilidh McKellar

November 9, 2014

Scotland’s own Eilidh McKellar has a musical talent beyond her mere 20 years of age. Her debut album Delta Devil Dreams draws inspiration from some of the best classic rock acts including Humble Pie, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin,  while adding a touch of blues thanks to McKellar’s soulful croon and guitar chops. McKellar has been playing...

Album Review: Parade of Lights – Golden EP

Album Review: Parade of Lights – Golden EP

March 7, 2014

Los Angeles based Parade of Lights began creating music in 2011 and playing shows in the few states surrounding California. Core members Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo have been creating music together since 2006; however, due to demanding schedules they ended up taking a break. After reuniting and creating Parade of Lights, the...

Album Review: Phantogram – Voices

Album Review: Phantogram – Voices

February 19, 2014

Phantogram‘s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter famously dubbed their dream-pop/hip-hop fusion “street beat,” which makes it hard to believe that they record their music in a barn in upstate, rural New York. After their first LP, Eyelid Movies, they dodged the sophomore slump bullet with their major label debut, ...

Album Review: Broken Bells – After The Disco

Album Review: Broken Bells – After The Disco

January 29, 2014

Passion and precedence merged within Danger Mouse and The Shins’ frontman James Mercer as they drop their sophomore album, After The Disco as Broken Bells. This album is remarkable proof of their partnership, still holding true to Danger’s digital atmosphere and Mercer’s knack for writing inspiring songs.

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Concert Review: Bastille and Grizfolk

Concert Review: Bastille and Grizfolk

January 21, 2014

January 19, 2014: The Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan

Grizfolk, a band from Los Angeles and Stockholm (currently residing in California), opened for BΔSTILLE. I listened to their single “The Struggle” before the concert, but other than that I hadn’t heard of them. They’re a drum led alt-folk band that has...