Tag: Michigan Music

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...

New Discovery: Alexander Lynch

New Discovery: Alexander Lynch

January 16, 2018

Born and raised in the small town of Norway located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Alexander Lynch started performing by the age of 10. At the age of 23 he had moved to Grand Rapids and wrote and released his first EP, Love Lies, in 2016. The release of the EP brought...

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: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

Album Review: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

May 26, 2017

One of the best things about being a music blogger is you often just have amazing music fall into your lap. That was the case with Port Huron quartet Mountain Babies. Their newest EP, Existence of Resistance, and was immediately hooked to their unique nu-folk sound.

Existence of Resistance starts off somberly with the...

Michigander Releases Live in Chicago EP

Michigander Releases Live in Chicago EP

February 10, 2017

It’s always great to see your favorite local bands start to make a name for themselves. Michigander first popped onto my radar a couple of years ago while perusing Real Feels’ website for some new music to fall in love with. I listened to the three tracks that were posted on...

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 31, 2017

One of my favorite things about running this blog is getting to see the growth of bands that I discover. It’s been just over a year since I last sat down with The Lake Effects who have been very busy since the last time we talked. They’ve traveled, toured, some of them...

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

Single Review: Michigander – Mexico

September 2, 2016

This summer has flown by. It seems like only yesterday I was sitting down to listen to Jason Singer, aka Michigander’s, first single, “Nineties.” The summer went so fast that I barely had time to start going through withdrawals from that single before getting some new music from Singer.

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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 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...

Single Review: Michigander – Nineties

Single Review: Michigander – Nineties

April 29, 2016

I’ve been waiting for new music from Kalamazoo’s own Jason Singer, aka Michigander, since I first discovered him while perusing the Real Feels video archive late one night. As there were only a limited number of tracks I could find from Michigander, seeing them on the roster for Fusion Show’s...

Album Review: Rival Summers – Undeniable

Album Review: Rival Summers – Undeniable

April 11, 2016

I’ve been patiently awaiting the arrival of Rival Summers’ new album ever since seeing them play Fusion Shows’ Eighth Birthday Show back in January. Although it’s felt like a long wait their new album couldn’t have come at a better time. The last few months have been rough ones making it hard...

Album Review: DL Rossi – The Apartment EP

Album Review: DL Rossi – The Apartment EP

February 5, 2016

Sometimes the best way to discover a new artist is to hear them perform live which is exactly how I fell in love with the music of DL Rossi. Packed into the intimate setting of The Loving Touch just over two years ago, a nice hush fell over the crowd as ...

Interview with DL Rossi

Interview with DL Rossi

February 3, 2016

I first discovered DL Rossi back in the beginning of UBL when I saw him open up for Flint Eastwood just over two years ago and immediately fell in love with his emotionally raw songwriting. I was reminded of why I became enamored with his music and intimate live performance when I...