Tag: Ontario

New Discovery: The Beach Bats

New Discovery: The Beach Bats

August 21, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered what it might sound like if Jim Morrison, Tom Waits, and Jimmy Buffet got together for a psychedelic beach party, do I have a band for you. Hailing from the great white north, Hamilton, Ontario’s The Beach Bats just released their debut album, Last Resort this past spring....

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...

Concert Review: Young Rival and Born Ruffians

Concert Review: Young Rival and Born Ruffians

December 7, 2015

December 2, 2015: The Loving Touch, Ferndale

I’ve been a Born Ruffian since I first heard “Little Garçon” off their album Red, Yellow & Blue back around 2008 but it wasn’t until the release of their 2013 album, Birthmarks, that Born Ruffians really sank their hooks into me. I listened to the album non-stop and still find myself revisiting...

Concert Review: Arkells, Jamie N Commons, & X Ambassadors

Concert Review: Arkells, Jamie N Commons, & X Ambassadors

October 22, 2014

October 14, 2014: The Pike Room, Pontiac

One of the few talents I seem to possess is the ability to win Twitter competitions, which sometimes spreads into other websites. There was a contest on Paste’s website to win tickets to see Arkells on their fall tour as well as a meet and greet...

Album Review: Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield

Album Review: Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield

March 21, 2014

It wasn’t surprising that the internet began to buzz with excitement when Tokyo Police Club released a mysterious picture indicating that there was a really good chance that new music was on its way. Being a fan of the band and having waited four years, I was very...