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By Jeff Miers » Friday, July 3, 2015

I know of at least 100 people who were planning to leave Buffalo on Wednesday on their way to Chicago for this weekend’s “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead” shows, the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

R&BThundercatThe Beyond/Where the Giants Roam[Brainfeeder]4 starsThundercat’s influence is already immense, even if much of the music-loving populous has never heard of the bass playing,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, June 29, 2015

Modern country music is in a glut, having run the course commenced in the ’80s by the likes of Garth Brooks, exploded into mainstream mega-success in the ’90s, and finally run into the brick wall... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Friday, June 26, 2015

Spoon’s appearance at Canalside was supposed to be the feather in the cap of the free summer concert series. And it was. There are promising shows to come, but if one tops what went down on... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The band has been called Coldplay-lite, U2 sans the edge, and Mumford and Sons minus the banjos and plus the strident drum march motifs that made Arcade Fire more than the one-hit wonder it was... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Brad Paisley is that rarest of rare contemporary country artists – he’s revered by fellow musicians, listeners who don’t routinely endorse many of Paisley’s country-pop peers, and diehard... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SoulLeon BridgesComing Home [Columbia]3.5 starsWhat’s been missing from soul music for oh so long, despite the ascendancy of the neo-soul movement? Genuine soulfulness.In a fate similar to... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nickelback, one of the most simultaneously adored and detested bands in the history of rock music, has canceled its summer tour. And it has nothing to do with reviews or ticket sales. Singer... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, June 23, 2015

For a while there, it seemed that Spoon, one of the more significant bands in the last 20 years of alternative and indie rock, might have served its purpose and begun a downward spiral. Leader Britt... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Summerland Tour passed through Canalside on Thursday, and man, it was just plain strange – all of it. Headlined by power-pop/alternative outfit Everclear, the show also featured nu-metal... Read More

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