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Stories by Jeff Miers

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, January 29, 2015

“Hope I die before I get old.” I’m guessing Pete Townshend wishes he could have that one back. Time was, rock bands figured they’d better work quickly, because no one in th... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, January 29, 2015

“Bands/Those funny little plans/ that never work quite right …” – “Holes” by Mercury Rev In Marky Ramone’s memoir “Punk Rock Blitzkrieg,” among the many revelations offered by the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I’ve been a denizen of the Buffalo music scene since 1990. As one of the cagey cretins given to hitting live music clubs at least once a week during the winter, and three times that many in the summ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anita West is no longer on the air at WBFO-FM. The longtime Buffalo DJ who has been hosting a blues show on the public radio station for several years said she was “terminated.” Don Boswell, pr... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, January 26, 2015

I’ve always wanted to steal NPR All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen’s idea. Boilen’s desk at NPR provides the setting for the Tiny Desk Concert Series, an intimate, low-key, and generally, acou... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, January 22, 2015

That blurry line between indie-rock and jam-band music? Dr. Dog stepped over it on Wednesday at the Town Ballroom. Repeatedly.In fact, the group made such arbitrary distinctions between genres to seem... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rush is coming to town. After months of “Will they or won’t they?” speculation, the Canadian progressive rock icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members dropped the official announcement to... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The rumor had been circulating for a good while already, to the point where hotels in the greater Chicago area were being gobbled up at an alarming rate. But when the official announcement came down l... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, January 20, 2015

You haven’t truly arrived in the world of mega-hit pop music until Weird Al Yankovic has turned your monster smash into a side-splitting parody. Al’s keen eye and ear for the sardonic are both equ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, January 19, 2015

The names are familiar ones to anyone who has been paying attention to Buffalo’s vibrant blues scene over the past several decades. Jack Civiletto. Gary Sterlace (aka Speedy Parker), Wally Jetterman... Read More
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