Album Review: The Flats – Auburn in the EverlastJanuary 5, 2017
Album Review: Trouper – All Things Are ShadowSeptember 15, 2016
I’m a bit behind on my new music discoveries as of late. With moving and overall adulting, I just haven’t had the time that I used to to fall down the internet rabbit hole and discovering new bands left and right. Thankfully I’m lucky enough that sometimes I just happen to have new music thrown...
Single Review: Basic Cable Preachers – Tomorrow’s GoneAugust 31, 2016
If you’re not paying attention to the Columbus music scene you are doing yourself a huge disservice. My most recent discovery is the psch-rock with a pop twist quartet Basic Cable Preachers and their track “Tomorrow’s Gone.”
I don’t watch many...
Album Review: Lemon Sky – DosMarch 30, 2016
Adult life has been kicking my butt recently, so much so that I’ve had little time for anything but work and adulting like a pro on my off time which means I’ve fallen behind on new releases. Thankfully, things seem to have settled down a bit and I’m finally finding pockets of time to spend...
Concert Preview: Secret Friends Fest 2016January 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...
Chill on the Hill 2015 Part I: Arkells, Coleman Hell, Vinyl Theatre, Beartooth, Night Riots, and Thousand Foot KrutchOctober 3, 2015
We had such a great time last year at Chill on the Hill that it was basically guaranteed that we’d snatch up tickets as soon as they went on sale. When the list of bands was released all I needed to see was Weezer’s name on the list to completely sell me...
Album Review: Current Events – Need What You LeaveOctober 2, 2015
Some times it takes a few listens to really fall in love with an album. Some of my all time favorite albums were not albums that resonated with me during a first listen. It took time and multiple listens for the songs to grow on me but eventually something just clicked and soon the album was...
Album Review: NOside – RapidisassemblySeptember 14, 2015
Every year as soon as August hits I begin to crave fall. I love a good flannel or hoodie, some pumpkin pie, and, for some strange reason, rock and emo music. Maybe it’s the memories of walking around the campus of my old alma mater, Grand Valley State University, while the leaves were changing, headphones firmly...
Album Review: Graceful Closure – RévJuly 13, 2015
Graceful Closure, an indie pop trio from Ohio, fully funded their IndieGoGo and created their EP Rév, which drops July 21, 2015. Jared Condon reached out and asked us to review Rév and I decided to give it a first listen as I did some research. Graceful Closure lives behind a sincere message,...
Album Review: Bliss Nova – Do You Feel EPJune 1, 2015
A few weeks ago I was treated to the indie pop earworm title track off of the Toledo brother duo, Bliss Nova’s debut EP, Do You Feel. Now I’ve got my hands on the EP and can’t help but get swept up in the dance infused indie pop dream that Daniel and Joel Trzcinski...
Single Review: Indigo Wild – High PointMarch 20, 2015
The guys in Indigo Wild have been quite busy since we spoke to them back in July. They opened up for the Catfish & the Bottlmen and just finished up a short tour with Utah’s Desert Noises. Now they’ve got a new single to titillate your ears...
Interview with Indigo WildJuly 15, 2014
Once again our friend Dean Tartaglia (Silent Lions) has turned us on to some great Columbus, Ohio music. Indigo Wild released their debut EP, If By Sea, in 2011 and listening to it makes me wonder if Local Natives used it as inspiration for their newest album, Hummingbird. Since then, the guys have...
Silent Lions – Runnin’ Me Down Video & Interview with Matt KleinApril 29, 2014
Since starting this blog, we’ve become more and more immersed in the local music scene here in Detroit. We’ve had the opportunity to experience and meet some fantastic local talent and I have to say it’s been one of the best perks of starting Under Bright Lights. So in honor of the great talent Detroit,...
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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