Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Roger Creager, Eisley, and more!

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder/The Appel Room/February 25, 2017

Ricky Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky, and was five years old when his father gave him a mandolin. At age six, he played mandolin and sang on stage with bluegrass icon Bill Monroe. At age seven, he received his first …

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Champagne Jam @ Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—The Front Bottoms held its recurring holiday party, Champagne Jam, at all three rooms of Webster Hall on Dec. 18, 2016. Twelve bands performed this year, most playing for about a half hour while the headliner played for more than an hour. The Front Bottoms, Screaming Females, Brick + …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: John Mark McMillan, Max & Iggor Cavalera, Adam Ant, and more!

John Mark McMillan/Le Poisson Rouge/February 20, 2017

John Mark McMillan taught himself to play guitar as a teenager, sitting on the loading docks behind his father’s storefront church in Pineville, North Carolina. In short time, he began writing songs that were very personal and asked very hard questions about life …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Gang Of Youths, I Prevail, Sinkane, and more!

Gang Of Youths/Mercury Lounge/February 13, 2017

Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist David Le’aupepe and his sister grew up as cultural outsiders in Sydney, Australia. He and his sister were mixed race (their father is Samoan, their mother is Caucasian), and the family belonged to a Messianic Jewish congregation (a fringe community of both Jews …

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The Epiphone Revolver Music Awards @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, and Gojira were among the trophy winners at the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards at Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom on Dec. 13, 2016. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and SiriusXM’s José Mangin hosted the event, which featured live performances by Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Lacuna Coil, …

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Manhattan Beat: The Plimsouls Re-Souled, Bush Tetras, The Wood Brothers, and more!

The Plimsouls Re-Souled/The Bowery Electric/February 3, 2017

After the power pop band the Nerves broke up in 1978, vocalist/guitarist Peter Case formed a rock trio called the Tone Dogs, which quickly became The Plimsouls, in Paramount, California. Guitarist Eddie Muñoz, originally from Austin, Texas, joined The Plimsouls shortly thereafter. The …

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Second Annual Velvet Elk Holiday Extravaganza @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—The Second Annual Velvet Elk Holiday Extravaganza at the Bowery Ballroom on Dec. 10 served three purposes. First, it was a showcase of the Velvet Elk record company’s roster of musicians; the concert featured performances by Jesse Malin, Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys In The Campfire, Don DiLego & The Touristas, …

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The Third Annual Ally Coalition Talent Show @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Musical artists Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers, Andrew Dost of fun., Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, and Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES, and comedians Jacqueline Novak, Jordan Carlos, Hasan Minhaj, and Antonoff’s girlfriend, Lena Dunham, helped the not-for-profit Ally Coalition generate awareness and more than $100,000 in support …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Greensky Bluegrass, Mondo Cozmo, Andrew Bird, and more

Greensky Bluegrass/PlayStation Theater/January 28, 2017

Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), and Paul Hoffman (mandolin) began learning to play bluegrass together in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, playing in Bont’s basement and also at parties and open mics. Greensky Bluegrass grew into a quintet and by 2005, the band was …

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Steve Earle & Friends @ The Town Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Three-time Grammy Award winning, New York-based folk/country/rock singer-songwriter Steve Earle has a six-year-old son living with autism. On Dec. 5, 2016, Earle headlined the second annual benefit concert at The Town Hall to benefit the school his son attends. The concert featured Steve Earle & the Dukes performing Earle’s …

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