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Stories by Jeff Miers

By Jeff Miers » Sunday, September 28, 2014

Branford Marsalis wrote a note to Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead following this legendary show in March 1990, describing the sets of music he shared with the Dead as one of the musical highlights o... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, September 25, 2014

Roots Collider has the spent the better part of the past decade attempting to rehumanize dance music. Clearly in love with the grooves summoned by EDM, but just as clearly enthralled with the gospel o... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, September 25, 2014

The 1970s were, among many others things, the golden age of the double-live album. Of course, the biggest of these was Peter Frampton’s mega-platinum “Frampton Comes Alive,” but even an off-the-... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Call it barroom indie rock for folks who like to read books. The sound of Ron Hawkins & the Do Good Assassins is both literary and acerbic, brimming with the smartly observed ephemera of everyd... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pretty much from the moment he was old enough to command a car seat, I had a ritual I shared with my son. Every Saturday morning, as soon as he woke up, we’d get dressed, get in the car and go for a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Roots Collider has the spent the better part of the past decade attempting to rehumanize dance music. Clearly in love with the grooves summoned by EDM, but just as clearly enthralled with the gospe... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, September 22, 2014

Jeff Tweedy is one of the most well-respected songwriters of his generation. Tweedy already was an underground legend before he formed Wilco in 1994, having built a reputation based on his work alongs... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, September 18, 2014

Emmylou Harris is one of the greatest singers and performers in country music history. For 40 years, Harris has been “keeping it real” by crafting a course that has stayed true to country’s root... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, September 18, 2014

Terry Bozzio has a resume like few others. He was playing with Frank Zappa by the age of 25, having already logged serious hours as a jazz drummer with the likes of Eddie Henderson and Woody Shaw, and... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The music must change. Pete Townshend wrote a song with that title in the late 1970s, just as punk was rearing its tatty little head, and what we now call “classic rock” was being pushed up agains... Read More
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