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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Off! @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Dimitri Coats, vocalist/guitarist of Burning Brides, was producing an album for the reunited Circle Jerks in 2009, but the album fell apart. Coats and the Circle Jerks’ lead singer, Keith Morris, had written a few songs together, and so they formed a new band with bassist Steven Shane McDonald …

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