Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: November 8 – November 14

He Is Legend/The Studio At Webster Hall/November 8, 2014

Heavy metal band He Is Legend formed in 2000 by several graduating high school students in Wilmington, North Carolina. The band name was adapted from the title of Richard Matheson’s 1954 vampire novel, I Am Legend. Headlining at The Studio …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 31 – November 6

The Damned/Irving Plaza/October 31, 2014

The Damned formed at the beginnings of the punk rock movement in 1976 in London, England, debuted onstage supporting the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club, and in 1977 became the first British punk band to tour the United States. By 1978, the band had …

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AfroPunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park

BROOKLYN, NY—There was a time when being black and playing or listening to rock music was a novelty. White teens had embraced black artists since Little Richard in the 1950s, but only occasionally did we find black youth playing hard rock until Jimi Hendrix and Sly & The Family Stone …

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Arcade Fire @ Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY—Win Butler and Josh Deu met at high school in Montreal, Canada, and continued an exchange of musical ideas into their university years. The two university students founded Arcade Fire around 2001, soon adding a fellow music student, Régine Chassagne. The trio recorded a set of demos and began …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 24 – October 28

Kreator/Best Buy Theater/October 24, 2014

Kreator originally formed as Tyrant in 1982 in Essen, Germany. A name change to Tormentor in 1984 yielded two demo recordings, but as there were other bands using that name, the band became Kreator in 1985. Opening for Arch Enemy at the Best Buy Theater, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 18 – October 22

Sabaton/Best Buy Theater/October 18, 2014

Melodic heavy metal band Sabaton formed in 1999 in Falun, Sweden. The band is best known for lyrical themes based on historical battles, including World War II’s Battle of Kursk, Warsaw Uprising and Battle of Midway; the Winter War; the Thirty Years’ War; the Great …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 9 – October 17

The Black Dahlia Murder/Irving Plaza/October 9, 2014

Vocalist Trevor Strnad was looking for a fearsome name for a melodic death metal band in 2000 in Waterford, Michigan. He learned about the gruesome unsolved murder of an aspiring actress, Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia, who was bisected at …

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Lincoln Center Out Of Doors AmericanaFest @ Damrosch Park Bandshell

The annual Lincoln Center Out Of Doors free concerts at the Damrosch Park Bandshell, situated alongside the Metropolitan Opera, ended the 2014 season with an AmericanaFest series. What is Americana? It is a culture that is difficult to define, but its music draws from ageless sounds that are native to …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 2 – October 9

Ricky Byrd/The Bowery Electric/October 2, 2014

Ricky Byrd is the Bronx-born, Queens-bred guitarist who played in Joan Jett & The Blackhearts from 1981 to 1991 (including the iconic riff in 1982’s “I Love Rock & Roll”). That Ricky Byrd also recorded and toured with Roger Daltrey and Ian Hunter and …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: September 24 – September 30

Unlocking The Truth/The Studio At Webster Hall/September 24, 2014

Brooklyn-based vocalist/guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, began jamming as children in the Brickhouse family’s basement in 2007, imitating the heavy metal sounds they heard in Japanese anime and wrestling videos. Sensing the need to add more sound, …

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