Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Smithereens, Wednesday 13, The Band Of Heathens, and More

The Smithereens/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/January 21, 2017

In Scotch Plains, New Jersey, a young Pat DiNizio became a music fan in 1964 after watching the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. One night in the 1970s, DiNizio purchased an out-of-print Buddy Holly album, and listening to …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Isley Brothers, Cracker, Streets Of Laredo, and More

The Isley Brothers/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/January 14, 2017

Encouraged by their southern-raised parents, four young brothers, O’Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, and Vernon Isley began singing gospel songs in church in 1954 in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Isley Brothers won a talent contest on …

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Hendrix In Harlem @ The Apollo

Johnny Allen Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, but in 1946, Johnny’s parents changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix. By the late 1960s, however, the world came to know him as Jimi Hendrix, leader of Jimmy James & the Blue Flames, the Jimi Hendrix Experience …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Nude Party, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Hazmat Modine & Alash Ensemble, and more

 

The Nude Party/Berlin/January 6, 2017

Guitarist Shaun Couture and keyboardist Zachary Merrill are brothers who in their youth moved from Michigan to Charlotte, North Carolina. There they met bassist Alec Castillo and drummer Connor Mikita in high school. A few years later, Mikita attended college in southern mountain town …

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Stimulate’s Black Friday

MANHATTAN, NY—For some 20 years, Xris SMack! has been producing darkwave, deathrock and gothic rock recordings and events in New York. He is also a freelance event producer, booking and promoting some of the wildest gothic (Stimulate) and fetish (SMack!) parties. Most of these events happen in diverse venues in …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Palmyra Delran, The Dictators NYC, Phis, and more

Palmyra Delran/The Bowery Electric/December 30, 2016

Palmyra Delran was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she played drums in Das Yahoos until the band split in 1988, and then in Pink Slip Daddy until 1993. In 1991, Delran formed the Friggs, playing pop, rock, …

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LAMF: A Tribute To Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

MANHATTAN, NY—In 1975, vocalist/guitarist Johnny Thunders and drummer Jerry Nolan quit the New York Dolls during the same week that vocalist/bassist Richard Hell left Television. The trio became The Heartbreakers and soon added vocalist/guitarist Walter Lure of the Demons. A year later, the rest of the band walked out on …

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The Top 30 NYC Bands To Catch Live In 2017

The rock club circuit was at its heights in the late 1970s and early 1980s during the glam and punk days. Those were the days when people went to music clubs not only to see but to be seen. New and larger clubs opened in Manhattan, drawing larger crowds that …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Darlene Love, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Particle, and more

Darlene Love/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/December 26, 2016

Darlene Love was born Darlene Wright in East Los Angeles, California, but moved with her family when her preacher father was offered his own church in San Antonio, Texas. She began singing in school glee clubs, and when the family moved …

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Nosotros Festival @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—New York native Alynda Segarra dreamed of a local music and arts festival that would speak about a radical Latinx social justice activism that fights systems of oppression. She made the dream a reality with the first-ever Nosotros Festival, which took flight at the Bowery Ballroom on November 4, …

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