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By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Unless you frequented Mohawk Place often during the earliest days of the previous decades, you might not have known that Buffalo had developed a strong stoner-rock and hard-boogie movement, one that found some talented young guitarists and songwriters cranking up their vintage amps and getting their gritty garage rock... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 2, 2014

Max Cavalera is the real deal. A Lifer. A guy who, should he happen to cut himself, will bleed metal. If you doubt this, you should ask Max directly. Go ahead. I dare you.By the time he formed Soulfly, Cavalera’s metal credentials were already in order, seeing as he’d served as frontman for underground... 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 of the funk as preached by the one and only James Brown, the group is, as it says itself on its Facebook page, “proud... Read More

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his troop of Merry Pranksters hopped into a converted psychedelic school bus and drove across the country, wreaking playful havoc wherever they went, and kick-starting a soon-to-come massive cultural and social upheaval.Yes, there were drugs involved.However, the Furthur Bus has come to... Read More

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Indie-rock has now been around long enough to have grown several subgenre appendages. Which means we will be busy hyphenating everything in sight for the foreseeable future. Surely, this will become annoying. But it will have its uses.For example, when we want to describe the music of Southern California quartet Bad Suns,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Tralf Music Hall has been packing its roster with high-end funk, fusion, soul and groove music of late, and that trend continues this week, with Friday’s headlining set from the Nth Power. A veritable supergroup comprised of some of the most dynamic musicians in modern-day R&B and funk, the band is barely more... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, August 28, 2014

Many in the local music scene have expressed some ambivalence about it, but now that Mohawk Place is officially reopening, only a cynic could deny the tingling of excitement. Yes, it’s really happening. Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.) will reopen in September under new management, but with some hopeful signifiers that... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Many in the local music scene have expressed some ambivalence about it, but now that Mohawk Place is officially reopening, only a cynic could deny the tingling of excitement. Yes, it’s really happening. Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.) will reopen in September under new management, but with some hopeful signifiers that... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, August 21, 2014

One doesn’t always think of hip-hop as being a family-friendly genre, but that needs to change. One way to foster such change is through encouraging community involvement, particularly of the family-friendly variety. Hip-hop is, after all, an art form that requires and encourages discipline, while also providing... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Randle and the Late Night Scandals – just “Randle” to the band’s ever-growing fan base – first came to my attention a few years ago, when I wandered into Nietzsche’s one night and they happened to be playing the satellite stage in the front of the club. I was immediately struck by the swampy, sultry,... Read More

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