Moonspell @ Gramercy Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—Heavy metal band Moonspell formed in 1989 in Lisbon, Portugal, originally known as Morbid God. The group renamed itself Moonspell in 1992. Moonspell released its first EP in 1994, a year before the release of its debut album. Through its early years, the band moved from folk-tinged black metal …

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Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—This was a very special Valentine’s Day for lovers of industrial music. The object of their love, Skinny Puppy, made this a most fulfilling holiday to a sell-out crowd of their fanatical metropolitan area followers.

The audience was surprised with a somewhat earlier-than-expected 8:50 p.m. start. The eerie and …

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For Today @ Gramercy Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—For Today, a metalcore band formed in 2005 in Sioux City, Iowa, are known for playing heavy music with a Christian message. When Mattie Montgomery, a native of Mobile, Alabama, joined For Today in 2007, he insisted that the band have a Bible study together every day and that …

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Doobie Brothers @ Roseland Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—The Doobie Brothers formed in California in 1970 and went on to sell more than 40 million albums worldwide. It would appear that the band also has had as many lineup changes in its 43 on-and-off years, a time period that included at least two farewell tours. Original guitarists …

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Tom Pacheco @ Hill Country Barbecue Market

MANHATTAN, NY—How is it that one of America’s greatest songwriters has recorded more than 20 albums and most music fans have never heard of him? Growing up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Tom Pacheco began learning to play classical and flamenco guitar at age 10. During his college years in the …

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Dead Meadow @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Vocalist/guitarist Jason Simon, bassist Steve Kille and drummer Mark Laughlin met while attending all-ages punk and indie concerts in and around Washington, D.C. They formed Dead Meadow in 1998 from the remnants of two indie bands, determined to craft a new sound utilizing classic rock sounds. They combined ’60s …

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Black Joe Lewis @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—Growing up in the small town of Round Rock, Texas, Joe Lewis was more inclined to playing football than to playing rock and funk music. Then one day, working in a pawn shop, he took home a guitar and began teaching himself to play it. Friends encouraged him to …

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Robert Ellis @ Mercury Lounge

LOWER EAST SIDE, NY—This Robert Ellis is not the best-selling author of the novel City Of Fire. This Robert Ellis is a singer-songwriter who grew up in a small industrial town in Texas. In 2010, he entered the Houston music circuit as Robert Ellis & The Boys, playing country …

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The Autumn Defense @ Highline Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—John Stirratt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in nearby Mandeville. He performed with The Hilltops, a band that included his twin sister Laurie Stirratt and her husband Cary Hudson. During this time he met and befriended the band Uncle Tupelo and joined that group in …

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Bring The Boys Home @ Barclays Center

BROOKLYN, NY—Politics and music joined forces at the Amnesty International show at the Barclays Center, which featured Lauryn Hill, Cake, Bob Geldof, Blondie, Flaming Lips, Yoko Ono and members of Pussy Riot, who were recently released from prison in Russia and introduced by Madonna. Artists played short sets and activists …

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