The Adicts @ Highline Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—The Adicts came together as a punk band in late 1975 in Ipswich, England, and are perhaps the last remaining punk band from that first punk rock era to retain its original lineup. Briefly known as Afterbirth & The Pinz, the band became known in its homeland when it …

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Clear Plastic Masks @ Mercury Lounge

MANHATTAN, NY—When lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Katz, born in Detroit and raised on theatre, met drummer Charles Garmendia, born in the Dominican Republic, in a Brooklyn bar, they found they had a common passion for aggressive music. They jammed with guitarist/keyboard player Matt Menold and bassist Eduardo DuQuesne and …

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Manchester Orchestra @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Andy Hull was feeling increasingly alienated and frustrated during his high school years in an Atlanta suburb that he spent his senior year studying at home. While home, he also wrote and recorded a full-length indie rock album, and then built a band, Manchester Orchestra, around his songs in …

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The Apache Relay @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Michael Ford, Jr. was a music business major and singer-songwriter at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He heard that fellow student and guitarist Mike Harris had formed an instrumental band called The Apache Relay. Ford hired the trio, which also included Brett Moore (keyboards, guitar, mandolin) and Kellen Wenrich …

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.moe @ Stage 48

MANHATTAN, NY—Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak, students at the University of Buffalo, formed a quintet to play a 1989 Halloween show at a friend’s behest. They called themselves Five Guys Named Moe, the name of a Louis Jordan song. Once the band looked like it was turning into a serious …

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Old 97’s @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Stewart Ransom Miller II, better known as Rhett Miller, a solo artist and the lead singer of the alternative country band Old 97’s, has been a storyteller since his youth. He earned a creative writing scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College, where he attended briefly before dropping out to pursue …

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Eric Hutchinson @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—This was one of those shows you hear about or read about or, if you’re lucky, attend; those transformative showbiz moments that catapults an artist to another level, another unseen plane that he/she cannot come back from, nor would ever want to: Late May, 2014, when Eric Hutchinson crushed …

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Skate And Surf Day 2 @ Asbury Park Oceanfront

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Years ago, the Skate And Surf Music Festival originated in New Jersey. The event slowly grew and grew into Bamboozle, where a plethora of bands played and fans packed multiple stages for a full three-day spectacular. This year, Skate And Surf was brought back, and it felt like …

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Braids @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston and drummer Austin Tufts first met in school in Calgary, Canada, when they were 12; they were comparing belly buttons in the long-jump pit. They had previously seen each other in the school orchestra; he played drums, she played clarinet. A later conversation over a blueberry …

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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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