Tag: Still Life

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

Album Review: Backpacks – Still Life

December 4, 2015

It’s always a treat to find a new emo band to fall in love with and even better when that band just happens to be Michigan grown. I became immediately obsessed with Backpacks after stumbling across their new EP, Still Life, on Bandcamp. What really caught my attention after listening to their...

Interview with Backpacks

Interview with Backpacks

December 1, 2015

If you haven’t used Bandcamp to discover new music yet then you’re really missing out. I can’t count the number of bands that I’ve discovered by spending hours clicking around the site. That’s how I discovered the musical stylings of Mount Pleasant, Michigan foursome, Backpacks. I was hooked for the opening of the...

Jessica’s Top 14 Albums of 2014

Jessica’s Top 14 Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014

I can definitively say that this year’s year end album post is much harder than last year’s. I listened to more music and there were quite a few albums I didn’t even get to that I wanted to. It took weeks of listening and re-listening to get the list below but I’m pretty happy with what I...

Concert Review: United Affair, Tunde Olaniran, and Hollow & Akimbo

Concert Review: United Affair, Tunde Olaniran, and Hollow & Akimbo

August 23, 2014

July 25, 2014: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor

I’d like to start out by apologizing for this being so late! I’m usually quick to get concert reviews done, but my life has been a small bundle of chaos lately with no real downtime to spend on any side projects. With that said, lets get right to...

Album Review: Hollow & Akimbo – Hollow & Akimbo

Album Review: Hollow & Akimbo – Hollow & Akimbo

February 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...