Tag: The Strokes

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...

Interview with Leggy

Interview with Leggy

January 20, 2016

I first discovered Cincinnati’s self-described swoon punk trio, Leggy, a few weeks ago when I wrote up a preview of this year’s Secret Friend’s Fest. I was instantly hooked to their punk infused with surf rock and sweet pop sounds. Thankfully for me, their new ep, Dang, was days away from releasing....

Interview with The Lake Effects

Interview with The Lake Effects

January 7, 2016

We love featuring bands from our home state of Michigan here on UBL what makes The Lake Effects a bit more special is that they also attend my alma mater, Grand Valley State University. The foursome have been making sweet brass infused music together since 2013 and released their new EP, My Friends All Left Me, back in September....

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...

Interview with The Class Acts

Interview with The Class Acts

August 26, 2014

In my constant search for new music it’s nice to have a band kind of fall into your lap. Kalamazoo indie rock foursome, The Class Acts, contacted us about possibly reviewing their new EP, Plus One. I gave the EP a listen and then gave it another listen and then just one more before getting back...

Secret Friends Fest / Silent Lions Compartments Release Show

Secret Friends Fest / Silent Lions Compartments Release Show

January 12, 2014

January 11, 2014: The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI

Our new friend, Dean from Silent Lions, invited us to attend the second night of the Secret Friends Fest at The Loving Touch to celebrate the release of their new album, Compartments. Added bonus that there would be several other bands for us to check...