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By Jeff Miers » Thursday, July 28, 2016

It’s a moment, captured on a concertgoer’s cell phone and shared on social media, that encapsulates more powerfully than words the connection between the Tragically Hip and the band’s fans. As the Hip launched into its haunting epic “Grace, Too” during a tour stop in Vancouver earlier this week, singer Gord... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, July 28, 2016

Buffalo News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers and News contributing music writer Michael Farrell each have strong feelings about Coldplay, a band that has become one of the most polarizing musical acts in the world. Farrell is a fan; Miers, not so much anymore. So we asked each to make their case for how they feel about... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sometimes you need to forget it all for a bit. The politics. The work. The struggle. The compromise. The disappointment. I don’t know all of you personally, but for me, reggae music has always provided a traffic-free avenue away from all of the above. It’s the groove. It’s the way the emphasis on the 1 and the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, July 25, 2016

The Tragically Hip's farewell tour is not coming to Buffalo, but fans will be able to see it in Buffalo. The Aug. 20 show in the band's hometown of Kingston, Ont., will be shown live on large screens at Larkin Square. Admission will be $10. No other ticket information is available yet. Multiple screens, with... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kerfuffle took over Canalside on Saturday, transforming our waterfront into a celebration of alternative-pop’s ascendency, and underscoring the significance of having a contemporary alt-pop radio station in town - in this instance, 107.7 FM Alternative Buffalo, the day-long festival’s promoter. In the few years the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kerfuffle took over Canalside today, transforming our waterfront into a celebration of alternative-pop's ascendency, and underscoring the significance of having a contemporary alt-pop radio station in town - in this instance, 107.7 FM Alternative Buffalo, the day-long festival's promoter. In the few years the station... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Friday, July 22, 2016

At first, I thought it was a joke. But after about a minute, I realized it wasn’t. And a minute after that, I quite literally yelled “Make it stop!” scaring my poor dog half to death  in the process. To what fresh hell was I reacting? Why, the House Band at the Republican National Convention desecrating David... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, July 21, 2016

A reader asked today if there were no longer Classic Rock promoters in the Buffalo area. Seems like a reasonable enough question, and the reader mentioned a few seasoned artists skipping over our region as examples of what he feels is a paucity of Classic Rock bookings, among them John Fogerty, Donovan and David... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I’m staying right here. I’m not in Cleveland this week, though I believe the current nationwide divisiveness has created an environment in which music has perhaps its most significant role to play since the original Civil Rights Movement. I was not there when Prophets of Rage – the new conglomeration featuring... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Sunday, July 10, 2016

From heroes in the half-shell to one of the great legal minds of the 20th century, Hollywood – with a big assist from state-provided tax incentives – seems to have discovered Buffalo. Now the men and women who make a living from recorded music are hoping the state’s highest elected official will see what those... Read More

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