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Stories by Jeff Miers

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, August 4, 2015

These days, one needn’t look too far to spot the influence of The Church. The group’s moody, atmospheric and deeply melodic melancholy is reflected in the contemporary alternative music... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PopTame ImpalaCurrents [Interscope]3.5 starsThe first thing you notice about “Currents,” the third release from the Kevin Parker-led Australian band Tame Impala, is how absolutely... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, August 4, 2015

When the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary “Fare Thee Well” shows in Santa Clara and Chicago were announced, one of the names on the lips of fans who expressed disgruntlement with... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, July 30, 2015

An antidote to bro-country, to be sure, Jason Isbell’s “Something More Than Free” is also an incredibly high-quality singer-songwriter affair with abundant charms revealed with subtlety and... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, July 30, 2015

Last week, I was tagged in a Facebook post in which an acquaintance offered an unsolicited rant on the merits (or lack thereof) of Kid Rock. The ranter’s contention? That Kid Rock is a poser and a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Make mine super-sized.The 11-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band has teamed with Southern soul powerhouse Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and second-generation blues royalty Doyle Bramhall II for a 35-date... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, July 28, 2015

For 40 years, Bonnie Raitt has operated in a field of one. As one of the few female blues guitarists of her era, she mastered the bottleneck slide, and wove her deep and abiding love of the blues... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, July 27, 2015

Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell have formed a mutual appreciation society for more than a decade. With the release of “Sing Into My Mouth,” the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, July 23, 2015

LEWISTON – My Morning Jacket has been everywhere since forming in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998 – from Mohawk Place and the Showplace Theatre in Buffalo, to the exalted festival stages of Bonnaroo... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, July 22, 2015

R&BBilalIn Another Life[eOne Music]3 and ½ starsHe grew up in the birthplace of Philly Soul, was raised in the Black Baptist Church, attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music... Read More

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