Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Kevin Morby, The Undead, Imminent Sonic Destruction, and More

Kevin Morby/Bowery Ballroom/May 24, 2017

Kevin Morby learned to play guitar at age 10 and formed his first band, Creepy Aliens, while in his teens in his native Kansas City, Kansas. In the mid-2000s, at age 18, he took a train to New York City, where he supported himself by …

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Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert @ Carnegie Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Patti Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Iggy Pop, New Order, Ben Harper, Alabama Shakes, Laurie Anderson and other artists headlined the Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on March 16, 2017. Not only was the high-profile event a fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization, but the 140-minute concert …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Black Lips, Over The Rhine, Timothy B. Schmit, and More

Black Lips/Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom/May 5, 2017

In Dunwoody, Georgia, guitarist Cole Alexander and bassist Jared Swilley reportedly were expelled from high school during their senior year because they were regarded as a “subculture danger.” In 1999, they left a band called the Renegades and formed Black Lips. Alexander and …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Nude Party, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Hazmat Modine & Alash Ensemble, and more

 

The Nude Party/Berlin/January 6, 2017

Guitarist Shaun Couture and keyboardist Zachary Merrill are brothers who in their youth moved from Michigan to Charlotte, North Carolina. There they met bassist Alec Castillo and drummer Connor Mikita in high school. A few years later, Mikita attended college in southern mountain town …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Palmyra Delran, The Dictators NYC, Phis, and more

Palmyra Delran/The Bowery Electric/December 30, 2016

Palmyra Delran was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she played drums in Das Yahoos until the band split in 1988, and then in Pink Slip Daddy until 1993. In 1991, Delran formed the Friggs, playing pop, rock, …

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LAMF: A Tribute To Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

MANHATTAN, NY—In 1975, vocalist/guitarist Johnny Thunders and drummer Jerry Nolan quit the New York Dolls during the same week that vocalist/bassist Richard Hell left Television. The trio became The Heartbreakers and soon added vocalist/guitarist Walter Lure of the Demons. A year later, the rest of the band walked out on …

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The Top 30 NYC Bands To Catch Live In 2017

The rock club circuit was at its heights in the late 1970s and early 1980s during the glam and punk days. Those were the days when people went to music clubs not only to see but to be seen. New and larger clubs opened in Manhattan, drawing larger crowds that …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Darlene Love, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Particle, and more

Darlene Love/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/December 26, 2016

Darlene Love was born Darlene Wright in East Los Angeles, California, but moved with her family when her preacher father was offered his own church in San Antonio, Texas. She began singing in school glee clubs, and when the family moved …

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Nosotros Festival @ Bowery Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—New York native Alynda Segarra dreamed of a local music and arts festival that would speak about a radical Latinx social justice activism that fights systems of oppression. She made the dream a reality with the first-ever Nosotros Festival, which took flight at the Bowery Ballroom on November 4, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Radkey, Red Gretchen, John Legend, and more

Radkey/The Studio At Webster Hall/December 6, 2016

Three brothers were homeschooled in a modest pink house in St. Joseph, Missouri. Oldest brother Dee started playing bass in a local band; his younger brothers watched in awe and decided they wanted to play instruments as well. Garage punk rock trio Radkey …

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