Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Black Lips, Over The Rhine, Timothy B. Schmit, and More

Black Lips/Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom/May 5, 2017

In Dunwoody, Georgia, guitarist Cole Alexander and bassist Jared Swilley reportedly were expelled from high school during their senior year because they were regarded as a “subculture danger.” In 1999, they left a band called the Renegades and formed Black Lips. Alexander and …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Sweet Crude, Mike Peters & The Alarm, and More

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives/Bowery Ballroom/April 26, 2017

Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Marty Stuart taught himself to play the guitar and mandolin. By age 12, Stuart performed with the bluegrass group The Sullivan Family. At age 14, he began a six-year stint in Lester Flatt’s band, then played with …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Coco Montoya, Sheryl Crow, Twin Forks, and More

Coco Montoya/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/April 18, 2017

Coco Montoya, born Henry Montoya in Santa Monica, California, began playing drums at age 11 and guitar at age 13. As a young adult, he played drums in local bands until he was recruited into Albert Collins’ blues band in the …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Dale Watson & Ray Benson, Dave Davies, Robby Krieger Of The Doors, and More

Dale Watson & Ray Benson/City Winery/April 10, 2017

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ray Benson formed western swing band Asleep At The Wheel in 1970 and in 1973 took the advice of Willie Nelson and relocated the band to Austin, Texas. Traditionalist country music artist Dale Watson, a native of …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: James McMurtry, The Pretenders, John Mayer and More

James McMurtry/City Winery/April 2, 2017

In Fort Worth, Texas, novelist Larry McMurtry gave his seven-year-old son, James McMurtry, the boy’s first guitar. The boy’s mother taught him his first three chords; the rest he learned by ear or by watching other musicians. As a teenager in Leesburg, Virginia, he began …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Molochs, The Cactus Blossoms, U.F.O., and More

The Molochs/Berlin/March 27, 2017

Lucas Fitzsimons was born near Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was raised in Los Angeles, California. As a youth, he learned guitar chords on the internet, even though he had no guitar. He returned to Argentina at age 12 and found an old classical guitar in the …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Dope, Allah-Las, and More

Aaron Lee Tasjan/Mercury Lounge/March 22, 2017

Aaron Lee Tasjan grew up in New Albany, Ohio, teaching himself to play guitar at age 11 by learning Oasis songs. By age 16 Tasjan had performed with Peter Yarrow and been the recipient of the Outstanding Guitarist Award in the Essentially Ellington Competition …

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Urgent Fundraiser For Church Street School For Music And Art @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—The Church Street School for Music and Art, the only not-for-profit school for the arts in Manhattan south of Canal Street, called on TriBeCa celebrities to assist at a fundraiser at City Winery on Jan. 4, 2017. Sugarland vocalist Jennifer Nettles, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, actor/author Eric Bogosian, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Jesse Malin, Beth Hart, Art Garfunkel and more

Jesse Malin/Berlin/March 11, 2017

Jesse Malin has devoted nearly three-quarters of his life to rock and roll. Raised in Whitestone, New York, Malin first entered the East Village music scene at age 12, attending the all-ages hardcore punk shows at CBGB’s and becoming the vocalist for a hardcore band, Heart …

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Kings of Chaos @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—The Rock N Roll All-Stars started with a short tour of South America in 2012 before becoming the recurring Kings of Chaos. The band was never meant to have a permanent lineup, but the initial core lineup included three musicians who had played in Guns N’ Roses: original GNR …

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