Trigger’s Rock And Roll Reunion

Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, D Generation and The Dictators were among the hundreds of punk rock artists that graced the stage at Continental from 1991 until 2006. Toward the end of this era, the owner, who goes by the singular name Trigger, realized he could actually make an …

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Sasha Dobson @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—Sasha Dobson grew up in a family of jazz musicians in Santa Cruz, California. Her father, Smith Dobson, was a pianist, her mom was a singer and her brother became a drummer. Sasha moved to Brooklyn at 17 and quickly assimilated into the local jazz scene, mastering the art …

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Elizabeth & The Catapult @ Mercury Lounge

LOWER EAST SIDE, NY—Elizabeth Ziman grew up in Greenwich Village, the daughter of an actor who had roles on the Broadway stage and on television’s Mork And Mindy and All In The Family. As a youth, Elizabeth trained as a classical pianist. Later, she received a scholarship to the …

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Stone Sour @ Irving Plaza

EAST VILLAGE, NY—Suzanne Vega grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side and began to write poetry at the age of nine. She picked up a guitar at age 11 and wrote her first song at 14. She later majored in English literature at Barnard College by day …

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Suzanne Vega @ Chez Andre

EAST VILLAGE, NY—Suzanne Vega grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side and began to write poetry at the age of nine. She picked up a guitar at age 11 and wrote her first song at 14. She later majored in English literature at Barnard College by day …

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies @ Gramercy Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—Following his high school graduation in 1981, Steve Perry left his hometown of Binghamton, New York, for Eugene, Oregon, to pursue track and field and a chemistry degree at the University of Oregon. Perry started a punk trio called The Jazz Greats in 1983, followed by the garage rock …

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Kareem Bunton & The Juggs @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—Kareem Bunton is from Kentucky but has made the Brooklyn music scene his home. Perhaps inspired by the success his younger brother, Jaleel Bunton, was having as the drummer in TV On The Radio, Kareem assembled a band called Kareem Bunton & The Juggs in 2008. The Juggs’ current …

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The Michael Pemberton Band @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—For the past two years, Michael Pemberton has been developing a rock opera based on The Master And Margarita, written by Mikhail Bulgakov. The novel was a magical and humorous story about the devil visiting Moscow. He formed the Michael Pemberton Band to record and perform live some …

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Butchers Blind @ Parkside Lounge

LOWER EAST SIDE, NYButchers Blind formed in the Bellerose section of Queens in 2009 and is comprised of Pete Mancini on guitar and vocals, Christopher Smith on piano, Brian Reilly on bass and Paul Cianciaruso on drums and backing vocals. The band’s debut album, 2011’s Play For The

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Leon Russell @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—Claude Russell Bridges was born in 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, began playing piano at the age of four, and performed at Tulsa nightclubs by age 14. He and his group, The Starlighters, which included the late J.J. Cale, were instrumental in creating the style of music known as the …

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