Tag: New York

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Home

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Home

February 9, 2018

It’s been about two and a half years since I first stumbled across the little emo gem of an EP, Everything’s Bad, from Kingston, New York quartet Kyle & The Pity Party. I remember being exceptionally impressed with the way the band mixed various genres cohesively, making them accessible to...

Album Review: DREAMERS – This Album Does Not Exist

Album Review: DREAMERS – This Album Does Not Exist

August 6, 2016

I’ve been chomping at the bit for a full length LP from Brooklyn trio, DREAMERS, ever since I first discovered their pop tinged indie rock sounds back in 2014. I was lucky enough to catch the guys last year when they played Mo Pop and couldn’t help but scream with...

Concert Review: X Ambassadors and Muse

Concert Review: X Ambassadors and Muse

January 15, 2016

January 14, 2016: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

This concert was probably my most anticipated concert ever. I’ve been a Muse fan for a long time which makes it very strange that I had never seen them in concert. Ever since they announced the release of their newest album, Drones, I’ve been on the look out...

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2015

Jessica’s Favorite Performances of 2015

December 28, 2015

2015 was not an easy year which means that UBL took a backseat. I reviewed a lot less albums and attended half as many shows as last year. While I missed some concerts that I would have loved to see, I did get to see a lot of bands that have been on my concert bucket...

Interview with The Old Adage

Interview with The Old Adage

August 31, 2015

There’s a catchy new single that has been caught in my head for weeks now and I’m happy to say that I’ve been lucky enough to sit down with the band that created it for an interview. Brother and sister duo Mimi and Nino Chavez, aka The Old Adage, have been crafting hook...

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Everything’s Bad

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Everything’s Bad

July 22, 2015

My emo roots run deep and I can’t help but squeal a little in delight when I find a new up and coming emo revival band to fall in love with. This time it’s a new act out of Kingston, New York that has caught my attention with their debut EP, Everything’s Bad. Kyle & the...

New Discovery: ELEL

New Discovery: ELEL

January 15, 2015

Mid-way through January and I’m already craving spring and summer and we haven’t even gotten that much snow yet. Thankfully there’s “40 Watt”, a great summer track from up-and-coming Nashville 8-piece, ELEL. I know what you’re thinking, holy band members, but even with a packed roster, ELEL’s sound is never overwrought...

Album Review: American Authors – Oh, What a Life

Album Review: American Authors – Oh, What a Life

March 13, 2014

American Authors began their journey together in 2012, after they all became friends at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Together the quartet relocated to Brooklyn, New York and began writing songs about the highs and lows of life, working on their first full-length album Oh, What a Life. The official single “Best...

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, ...