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Stories by Jeff Miers

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It’s easy and not entirely incorrect to blame the collapse of the music industry on consumers. It didn’t take the general public too long after the advent of Napster to get used to paying nothing ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

At the Night Lights Music Festival in early September, you would have been hard-pressed to encounter a band that wasn’t tearing it up on stage, playing like its very life depended on it, and summoni... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Reign of Kindo’s music is among the most sophisticated in all of modern pop. Starting with strong, melodically detailed songs, the band constructs elegant sonic temples around these initial idea... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There has long been an argument among rock snobs regarding which is the true psychedelic rock masterpiece to have emerged from London in the late ’60s – was it the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” or ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If you read the credits on some of the most innovative and influential alternative music albums of the past 40 years, you’re likely to find Adrian Belew’s name there. Repeatedly. The guitarist,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, October 27, 2014

So long, Nashville. Hello, New York City! Taylor Swift might have made it big as, ostensibly, a country artist. But with the release of “1989,” an album that, prerelease, has been as closely gu... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Friday, October 24, 2014

Without James Brown, I wouldn’t have a job. Popular music would be unrecognizable. There’d be no R&B, soul, funk, disco, or hip-hop as we know them. And the world would be a colder, lonelie... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Longtime Western New York music fans and concert veterans have been clamoring for big-ticket shows to return to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the entirety of the nearly decade and a half since the Dave Mat... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 23, 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 ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Adam Holzman was always going to have a life in music. He had no choice. Holzman’s father, music business icon Jac Holzman, was the founder of one of the hippest record labels of the 1960s, Elektra,... Read More
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