Concert Review: Kate Myers, Empires, and Margot & the Nuclear So and So’sMay 6, 2014
April 25, 2014: The Pike Room, Pontiac
I’m a bit partial to Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s. They were one of the first non-radio bands that I had found back in the day when I finally started to expand my musical horizons. Why I hadn’t gotten out...
Concert Review: The Wind + The Wave, Night Terrors of 1927, and The ColouristApril 2, 2014
March 30, 2014: The Pike Room, Pontiac, Michigan
Sometimes you hear a band for the first time and instantly become obsessed. That was me when I heard Night Terrors of 1927 on Alt Nation for the first time. At the time, all I could find was “Watch the World...
Concert Review: Fusion Shows Presents The Reptilian, Braided Veins, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and Into It. Over It.March 6, 2014
February 28, 2014: The Pike Room, Pontiac, Michigan
The only thing I wanted to do after a long, stressful week at work and a night of basically no sleep was crawl into bed and sleep until Monday morning. The only thing keeping me going was getting to see Into...
Concert Review: Wayne Szalinski and The Soil And The SunFebruary 26, 2014
February 22 , 2014: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Saturday was another wonderful evening spent in the company of some great local bands. We hit The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor to see old favorites Silent Lions and Flint Eastwood as well as check out some...
Album Review: Hollow & Akimbo – Hollow & AkimboFebruary 16, 2014
Ann Arbor based duo Hollow & Akimbo‘s self-titled album is mindfully crafted in a way that requires multiples listens to hear every intricate texture layered perfectly over the album’s 10 tracks. Childhood friends Jonathan Visger and Brian Konicek have worked together before as part of the band Mason Proper...
Concert Review: Bastille and GrizfolkJanuary 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...
Jessica’s Top 13 Albums of 2013December 22, 2013
It took me some time to compile this list. While some albums fell right into place, others battled it out to complete this list. It was a daunting process but I feel happy with the result.
Jaci’s Top Performances of 2013December 18, 2013
Let me start off by saying how difficult this was. I saw thirty-two bands this year, picking my top ten performances was hard. Ranking them? Even harder.
#10: Three-Eleven – July 7, 2013 | DTE Energy Music Theatre | Clarkston, MI
I’ve loved 311 since I was in high school and still hadn’t seen them live; I...
Concert Review: Tegan and Sara & Walk Off The EarthDecember 15, 2013
93.9 The River’s Winter Icebreaker Concert
Wednesday, December 11, 2013: The Fillmore, Detroit, Michigan
I like to joke around that: if Twitter had a lotto Jessica would win! She scored us general admission tickets to see Tegan and Sara, featuring Walk Off The Earth. Honestly, I hadn’t ever really paid attention to Walk Off...
Concert Review: Silent Lions, Flint Eastwood, and StepdadDecember 8, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, Michigan
On November 14th I was notified that Stepdad was coming back into town. After regretting not seeing them earlier in the year—they toured through Michigan quite a bit—I was stoked! Immediately I contacted my partner in crime, Jessica, and told her we had to go. Ironically,...
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