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Stories by Jeff Miers

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ahhh, the good old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For an institution ostensibly designed as a means of honoring and enshrining the best of the best, and in so doing, wrapping up rock 'n' roll and putt... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The English Beat offered a pleasing, sunny antidote to the bleak realism of British punk during the economically challenged days of late 1977 and 1978. Blending pop, ska, reggae and the more melodic l... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, October 20, 2014

I wish someone had taken pictures of me while I was watching Stick Men perform for the first time. My mouth was hanging open in amazement the whole time. The show took place in the Tralf Music Hall... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, October 18, 2014

Walking into the Tralf Music Hall for the second of Stanley Clarke’s two shows at the fabled venue on Friday evening, I fully expected to be captivated by the man’s talents as electric a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 16, 2014

When the layman music lover hears something described as avant garde, a red flag is raised. Make that several red flags. Generally regarded as “musician’s music,” the avant garde and its little ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you had told me back in 1990, after a steamy, sweaty and scruffy Goo Goo Dolls show in the old Continental, that the band’s singer would one day be tackling “The Star-Spangled Banner&... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, October 13, 2014

From the beginning, the Forgotten Rebels had an attitude. The Hamilton, Ont., band released its first demo “Burning the Flag,” in 1977, just as punk rock was exploding in London and New ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Sunday, October 12, 2014

If you had told me back in 1990, after a steamy, sweaty and scruffy Goo Goo Dolls show at the old Continental, that the band’s singer would one day be singing “The Star Spangled Banner” before a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, October 11, 2014

On Wednesday evening, the Buffalo Bills announced that Goo Goo Dolls singer, guitarist and principal songwriter John Rzeznik will sing the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s game pitting the Bills ag... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 9, 2014

When the lights went down and Esperanza Spalding appeared on the stage of UB’s Center for the Arts as if she’d just descended from a particularly gorgeous heaven, there was a moment of almost stun... Read More
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