Review + Photos: Miracle Legion romances fans at the Chapel

Miracle Legion (photo: Patric Carver) The Bye Bye Blackbirds played a very solid opening set for the Miracle Legion concert at the Chapel on April 29. The Oakland power pop rockers started with "Elizabeth Park" and dedicated it to the late Gil Ray, the former drummer for Game Theory and Rain Parade, who passed away earlier this year. This rendition of the song was as passionate I’ve ever seen, and a great tribute to the late musician. Bradley Skaught, lead vocals for The Bye Bye Blackbirds, has a charming reluctant frontman vibe that I really dig – minimal talk between songs, a musicianship [...]

Final Tour: Miracle Legion at the Chapel

College Rock veterans Miracle Legion are coming to San Francisco for their first Bay Area concert in 20 years and is being hailed as their last ever, the final stop in a swansong tour. The band, though not a wild commercial success, has been noted by various critics as a highly influential group. Often compared to R.E.M.’s earlier and meatier work. The New England group will bring their jangly guitar sound and think-about-it lyrics to The Chapel in San Francisco April 29. I had a chance to ask Mr. Ray Neal, guitarist for Miracle Legion, some questions to get the [...]

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