Manhattan Beat – Venom Inc., Eugene Hutz & Gogol Bordello, P.O.D. And More!

Venom Inc/The Gramercy Theatre/September 2, 2017

Formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Venom became one of the darkest bands in thrash and speed metal. The band has split and reformed several times, and presently consists of one original member, bassist/vocalistm Conrad “Cronos” Lant. In 2010, original Venom …

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Seaport Music Festival 2017 – Sept. 7-10, 2017

The Seaport Music Festival returned to the South Street Seaport for its 15th anniversary celebration Sept. 7-10, 2017. In actuality, however, though the annual festival began in 2002, it went on hiatus after the 2010 event. Other similar festivals, like 4Knots, filled the gap starting in 2011.

The Seaport Music …

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Manhattan Beat – The Living End, Midnight Oil And More!

The Living End/Terminal 5/August 21, 2017

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Cheney and upright bassist Scott Owen met in primary school in Melbourne, Australia, and by 1990, while in high school, they were making music together, busking the streets of Melbourne. Cheney was a fan of rockabilly group Stray Cats and this prompted …

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Northside Festival 2017 @ Brooklyn

Northside returned to Brooklyn for its ninth year on June 7-11, 2017. Miguel, Thursday, Dirty Projectors, and Kamasi Washington headlined concerts in McCarren Park. Craig Leon & Martin Rev, Downtown Boys, Elvis Depressedly, Girlpool, Happyness, Hoops, The Hotelier, Jay Som, Lætitia Sadier, Lower Dens, Mary Timony, Mirah, The Pains of …

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Stimulate Ninth Anniversary at Dröm – Sept. 1 & 8, 2017

What can one expect from a man named Xris SMack!, who capitalizes both the S and M in his surname and ends his name with an exclamation point? Through his SMack! and Stimulate series, SMack! has been merging New York City’s fetish community with the gothic rock scene at …

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Jimmy Vivino’s NYC Blues Revue – Sept. 6, 2017

Greg Williamson presented Jimmy Vivino’s NYC Blues Revue, a benefit concert for the Blues Foundation, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on Sept. 9. Vivino – a New Jersey native best known as a member of the Fab Faux Bealtes tribute band, and as the music director and bandleader …

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Manhattan Beat: The Dead Daisies, Panzie* And More!

The Dead Daisies/The Highline Ballroom/July 17, 2017

In Sydney, Australia, David Lowy started his career as a businessman and a key player for a family-owned multi-national company that invested in shopping centers around the world. On the side, he was also a pilot, regularly performing at air shows flying a …

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Manhattan Beat: Bonnie Raitt, The Accidentals, The Revivalists and More!

The Accidentals/Mercury Lounge/August 9, 2017

   Savannah Buist and Katie Larson met in 2011 at high school in Traverse City, Michigan. The orchestra leader asked for volunteers to play an event and Larson, a 15-year-old freshman cellist, and Buist, a 16-year-old sophomore violinist, were the only students who raised their hands. …

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A2IM Indie Week 2017 @ Various Venues

MANHATTAN, NY—New York City’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, announced through his Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) on May 4 that June 2017 would be New York Music Month. The city would underwrite free and paid concerts, walking tours, workshops, conferences and utilities for musicians, including more than 2,000 …

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Afropunk Music Festival – Aug. 26-27, 2017

James Spooner’s 2003 documentary, Afro-Punk, introduced to a wider audience a subculture of black youth who were gravitating to the largely-white punk scene. The community grew vastly and quickly, such that it became possible in 2005 to stage the first Afropunk Music Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Spooner and Matthew …

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