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Stories by Jeff Miers

By Jeff Miers » Monday, March 30, 2015

Musicians know the feeling: Out of nowhere, the first time you make music with someone, even if they’ve been a stranger up until that point, it can just plain click. You feel like you’ve known... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, March 30, 2015

For the past decade, Dweezil Zappa has been touring the world bringing immaculately detailed and impeccably performed celebrations of his father Frank Zappa’s considerable oeuvre to audiences of... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 26, 2015

“I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.” And with that, Zayn Malik has severed ties with One Direction,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 26, 2015

A diverse lineup of musical acts fitting loosely beneath the alternative rock umbrella has been announced for the University at Buffalo’s SpringFest. Young the Giant, In the Valley Below, Banks,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

So Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake have come out publicly with their effusive praise for Kendrick Lamar, who has just released what many critics, this one included, are calling a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, March 23, 2015

“Could she be the new Joni?” The San Jose Mercury News asked that question, and surely, if she read it, it made Becca Stevens’ skin crawl. Just as Springsteen and so many others resisted... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, March 23, 2015

As the music throbs and pulsates from the speakers framing the performance space, a lone dancer works the small area between the edge of the crowd and the front of the stage, as if by tacit, unstated... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 19, 2015

Just across the border, in Cambridge, Ontario, three brothers have been perfecting their own take on the grandiose, anthemic, skyward-reaching indie rock that has its roots in U2, and has been... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 19, 2015

All signs – figuratively and literally – point to the Rolling Stones playing in Buffalo this July, but the official announcement looks like it has been delayed. The Stones’ “Satisfaction... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 19, 2015

The idea of the Rolling Stones performing the classic “Sticky Fingers” album in its entirety, as rumors are strongly suggesting will be the case on the band’s coming tour, is... Read More

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