Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars, Helmet, Faith and More

George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill /February 17, 2015

George Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. In 1955, Clinton formed a doo-wop group called The Parliaments, rehearsing in the back room of a Plainfield barbershop where …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers, Sturgill Simpson, Father John Misty and More

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers/City Winery/February 7, 2015

                Peter W. Blankfield grew up in the mid-1950s in the Bronx, New York. As a young art student, he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, where a gig as a fast-talking late-night disc jockey led to the renamed Peter Wolf joining The J. …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Voivod, Anti-Flag, Black Water Rising and More!

Voivod/Gramercy Theatre/February 2, 2015

Voivod formed in 1982 in Jonquière, Quebec, Canada, at a time when adventurous new bands were drawing together the formerly polar camps of hardcore punk, speed/thrash metal and progressive rock. Voivod gained a national audience with 1989’s Nothingface, but then started to fall apart in …

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Mae @ Highline Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—In 2001 in Norfolk, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist Dave Elkins (born Dave Gimenez) and drummer Jacob Marshall began what would become the indie emo band Mae by writing their first song, “Embers And Envelopes,” in Marshall’s living room. The band’s name is an acronym for “Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience,” a course Marshall …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Billy Idol, Machine Head, Alestorm and More!

John Splithoff/Mercury Lounge/January 25, 2015

Born in Chicago, Illinois, John Splithoff recently earned a degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami, where he studied music theory and honed his songwriting skills. Splithoff moved to New York and is teaching at the School of Rock. Opening for Liam Hayes …

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Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Upon graduating from high school in the Ukraine in the late 1980s, Yevheniy Aleksandrovich Nikolayev-Simonov became active in Kiev’s burgeoning perestroika rock scene and started his musical career with the band Uksusnik (Vinegar Dispenser). The 1986 nuclear plant meltdown in Chernobyl changed the course of his life, however. His …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Seether, Papa Roach, Joe Bonamassa and More!

Seether/Terminal 5/January 20, 2015

Seether formed as Saron Gas in 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa, renaming itself in 2002 after the song “Seether” by Veruca Salt. Saron Gas and Seether’s initial sound was inspired by the American grunge bands of the previous decade, combining a hard sound with melodic vocals. …

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Joseph Arthur @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—Raised in Akron, Ohio, Joseph Arthur began writing and playing music in his early teens, after inheriting an electronic keyboard from his aunt and taking piano lessons. While in high school, at age 16, he played bass in a blues band. Days after graduation in 1990, he moved with …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: January 11 – January 18

The Psychedelic Furs/Highline Ballroom/January 11, 2015

Vocalist Richard Butler and his brother, bassist Tim Butler, formed The Psychedelic Furs in their native England as the punk scene was beginning to take off in 1977. The Furs went on hiatus in 1991, and the Butler brothers evolved back into The Psychedelic …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: December 26 – December 31

I Am The Avalanche/Bowery Ballroom/December 26, 2014

Vinnie Caruana was the vocalist for Long Island-based melodic hardcore punk band The Movielife from 1997 to 2003. Caruana formed the Brooklyn-based post-hardcore outfit I Am The Avalanche in 2004. The homecoming concert at the Bowery Ballroom was marked with passionate vocals, smooth …

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