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Alive After Five: The Riffbrokers

July 12, Grove Plaza



Nick and Heather Millward didn't yet share a last name when they formed The Riffbrokers in Boise in 1999, but they did share a love of music. Now, 18 years later, the Millwards and their band have settled firmly into the self-styled genre of "powerpop twang," a "unique mixture of British Invasion and '80s Midwestern."

Despite a rotating cast of characters, The Riffbrokers have released more than five full-length albums—including Every Pilot's Blinded by the Sun (2011) and Facing Away From It (2016)—over the years on their own label, Unsmashable Records.

Considering that on Facebook, the band's lone interest is listed as "Getting in vans. Getting back out," the trio, rounded out by guitarist Chris Cline, is probably happy to be on the road home.

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