New (to us) music: Nick Miller and the Neighbors
We can’t say enough about Nick Miller and the Neighbors. They are an amazing band and even nicer people. Chicago Mixtape first introduced us to Nick and his neighbors a few months back, and we ended up meeting these guys (and gal) at Subterranean last night.
The live show is fantastic. Miller knows how to use his voice, and use it he does. He has perfected his timbre in a way that is seldom seen in a live setting. The thing that I love most about the band is the fact that Miller’s backing band is a metal band at heart. This gives the music a quality that is not found too often these days: well-written pop songs that know how to rock. Thanks Nick Miller for making awesome pop music that rocks. Now check out this trippy video for “Raunch”: