Fucked Up @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Fucked Up formed as a hardcore punk band in 2001 in Toronto, Canada, by high school friends who were inspired by first- and second-wave hardcore bands. Fucked Up recorded dozens of releases, and despite having a name that cannot be printed in the New York Times and other media, …

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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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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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Eisley @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Eisley are an indie rock band from Tyler, Texas, consisting of four siblings (Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston DuPree) and their cousin (Garron DuPree). The band was conceived in 1997 when lead guitarist Chauntelle and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Sherri began creating music together in their bedroom. Younger sister Stacy (who …

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Lake Street Dive @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Mike “McDuck” Olson was a student at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, when he selected fellow students to implement his vision for an indie country, jazz and soul band in 2004. The guitarist/trumpet player recruited lead vocalist Rachael Price, who was from outside Nashville, Tennessee, stand-up bassist …

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Dum Dum Girls @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—The New York-based Dum Dum Girls formed in 2008 as a solo recording project in the Los Angeles bedroom of singer and songwriter Dee Dee Penny (aka Kristin Welchez). Penny released a five-song CD in late 2008 under the name Dum Dum Girls. She named the project as a …

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Boy & Bear @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Dave Hosking first gained local attention with a song he uploaded for a local radio station in his native Sydney, Australia. In time, he met another singer-songwriter, Killian Gavin, and the pair started jamming together. They met bassist Jake Tarasenko and drummer Tim Hart, both of whom had fronted …

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The Falls @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—This is not the British band known as The Fall, nor is it the Canadian band Falls. This is the Australian folk duo known as The Falls. Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown met at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney straight out of school. Kirwin was studying classical saxophone, …

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Nick Waterhouse @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Nick Waterhouse was born in Santa Ana, California, and raised in Huntington Beach, California, the son of a fireman and a saleswoman. He learned to play guitar at age 12, and as a young teen gravitated to soul, blues and jazz crossover artists. While in high school, Waterhouse wrote, …

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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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