U2 At MetLife Stadium: The Joshua Tree Tour

THE JOSHUA TREE

Prior to recording The Joshua Tree, U2’s fifth album, released on March 9, 1987, the band’s rapidly-growing fan base afforded U2 opportunities to tour the world many times. After several tours of the United Kingdom, U2’s first (or second, depending on your source) American concert was …

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Manhattan Beat: Blondie, The Melvins, Poptone and More!

Blondie/Beacon Theatre/August 1, 2017

Born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Deborah Harry moved to New York City in the late 1960s, where she worked as a secretary, waitress, and Playboy bunny. She joined her first band, the Wind in the Willows, in 1968, and then the …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Nine Inch Nails, Muse, Hellyeah and More

Muse/Rumsey Playfield/July 24, 2017

Matt Bellamy was born in Cambridge, England, and started playing the piano at age six and guitar at 11. His family had already moved to Teignmouth when the 12-year-old first performed publicly at school in 1991. As a teenager, he played in several bands, finally forming …

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Stimulate @ Drom

MANHATTAN, NY—Since 1996, New York-based Xris SMack! has developed a cultic following by mixing gothic and fetish lifestyles in nightclubs and concert halls. Onstage, there might be a techno industrial band pumping out hard and heavy synth beats. On the side of the stage or on the floor in front …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Guns N’ Roses, OK Go, & Supersuckers

OK Go/The Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place/July 19, 2017

Guitarist/vocalist Damian Kulash met bassist Tim Nordwind at an arts camp in Michigan when they were 11 years old. They had an art teacher there who frequently said “OK… go!” when the students were to begin drawing. Nordwind later attended college …

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Governors Ball Music Festival 2017 @ Randall’s Island Park

MANHATTAN, NY—The seventh annual Governors Ball Music Festival (commonly known as Governors Ball or Gov Ball) returned to Randall’s Island Park on June 2-4, with Chance the Rapper, Phoenix and Tool headlining the 2017 festival over approximately 60 performing artists. The festival also featured numerous food trucks and kiosks, as …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: King’s X, RavenEye, The Bloodshots & More

RavenEye/The Studio at Webster Hall/July 10, 2017

As a young guitarist in Yorkshire, England, Oli Brown did not care what kind of music he played as long as he was given the opportunity to solo. When he was 15 years old, he was invited to play lead guitar in the …

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Joey Ramone Birthday Bash @ The Studio At Webster Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Joey Ramone was the iconic lead singer for the leading American punk band, the Ramones, from its origin in 1974 to the band’s demise in 1996. When the band split, he launched a solo career, but then succumbed to lymphatic cancer one month before his 50th birthday in 2001.…

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Max’s Kansas City Festival 2017 @ The Bowery Electric

MANHATTAN, NY—In the early 1960s, New Jersey-born Mickey Ruskin walked away from a career as a lawyer for a more speculative life as a restaurant and bar owner in New York City. After some success with other ventures, he opened Max’s Kansas City in 1965 as a restaurant and late …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Yardbirds, Fear Is Dead, Amy Helm and More

Fear Is Dead/The Studio At Webster Hall/July 1, 2017

Looking to shift from hip-hop to metal, grunge and hardcore punk, the singularly-named vocalist Skila formed Fear Is Dead in 2011 in Queens, New York. The band released EPs in 2011 and 2013 and then went on hiatus. Skila reformed the …

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