Chiodos @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—The original members of the post-hardcore band Chiodos came together in 2001 under the name The Chiodos Brothers during their high school years in Davison, Michigan. The band’s name was a tribute to filmmakers Stephen, Charles, and Edward Chiodo, responsible for the film Killer Klowns From Outer Space. …

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Green River Ordinance @ The Studio At Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Lead guitarist Jamey Ice and his bassist brother Geoff Ice had music-loving parents who encouraged them to play the blues and classic rock at an early age. Jamey was a 15-year-old in high school in Fort Worth, Texas, and Geoff was 13 years old in middle school when they …

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Crobot @ Webster Hall’s Marlin Room

MANHATTAN, NY—Vocalist Brandon Yeagley, who hails from the coal-regions of Central Pennsylvania, and Chris Bishop, from Eastern Tennessee, met through a band audition. They formed a group and one night they were performing at Bar 46 in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Two brothers, bassist Jake Figueroa and drummer Paul Figueroa, lived …

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Richie Furay @ B.B. King Blues Club

MANHATTAN, NY—Paul Richard “Richie” Furay was about 20 years old when he finished college and left his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio, to become a folksinger in New York City. This was 1964. There he met Stephen Stills. Together they led the nine-member Au Go Go Singers, the house band …

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The 1975 @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Formed in Wilmslow, England, just a few miles south of Manchester, The 1975 have been around since 2004. However, their first self-titled full-length debuted in 2013, although they had released EPs since 2012. They are fronted by Matthew Healy, a vocalist who looks like a cross between Robert Smith …

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Chris Stein Photo Show @ Morrison Hotel Gallery/Dream Hotel

SOHO, NY—Blondie founder Chris Stein held court at the Morrison Hotel Gallery/Dream Hotel art opening where he showcased his photos taken of the band from within the eye of the hurricane of their ’70s heyday. Pictures adorned the walls showing a relaxing Debbie Harry, who showed at the opening, at …

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CHVRCHES @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—When I bought my ticket for CHVRCHES, I didn’t really know much about them. Aside from loosely following some online coverage of the band and lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry’s sexism op-ed, I was more or less in the dark about the group. A number of factors played into me …

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Black Label Society @ Best Buy Theater

MANHATTAN, NY—Zakk Wylde was 19 years old when he joined Ozzy Osbourne’s band as lead guitarist and co-writer. He performed with Osbourne for nearly 20 years. Wylde then formed Pride & Glory in the early 1990s, playing a mixture of bluesy Southern rock with heavy metal; the band recorded one …

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Rodney Crowell @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—Rodney Crowell was born in 1950 in Crosby, Texas, to a poor but musical family. One grandfather was a church choir leader, the other was a bluegrass banjo player, one grandmother played guitar and his father sang semi-professionally. At age 11, Rodney starting playing drums in his father’s hillbilly …

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Colin Blunstone/Edward Rogers @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—The Los Angeles-based Edward Rogers is an Emmy Award-winning composer for television shows including Warehouse 13. The New York-based Edward Rogers, however, is a British-born singer-songwriter with a low-key history in the local music scene. The latter Rogers moved to New York City when he was 12 years …

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