Santana @ Forest Hills Stadium

Carlos Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. There he learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight under the tutelage of his father, a mariachi musician. The family moved to Tijuana, Mexico, and then San Francisco, California, and Santana became a …

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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ City Winery

Larry Campbell was born in New York, New York, and Teresa Williams is from rural Peckerwood Point, Tennessee. They met when he was hired to play pedal steel guitar behind her at a New York gig over 25 years ago. They married in 1988 but did not perform together until …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Dead & Company, Blind Guardian, Amaranthe and More

A Silent Film/Bowery Ballroom/November 1, 2015

From 2000 to 2005, Robert Stevenson (vocals/piano/guitar) and Spencer Walker (drums) played in a band called Shouting Myke in their native Oxford, England. In 2008 they formed a new rock band which they named A Silent Film after Stevenson wrote a song using the …

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Blind Boy Paxton @ Lucille’s Grill

MANHATTAN, NY—Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton’s grandparents moved from Louisiana to California in 1956, and Paxton, born in 1989, grew up loving the old Cajun and country blues his grandmother sang. He started formal music training when I was 12, when his grandmother let him enroll in music school to learn …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Misfits, Combichrist, She Demons and More

Autre Ne Veut/Bowery Ballroom/October 26, 2015

Arthur Ashin has both an anxiety disorder and a masters degree in psychology. His healing is coming not from his studies but through his singing. When the Brooklynite began recording music, he adopted the professional name Autre Ne Veut (French for “I want no …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Adrenalin O.D., Opeth, Disclosure and More

Kate Nash/Bowery Ballroom/October 17, 2015

In her native London, England, Kate Nash wanted to study acting, but was rejected from several drama colleges and universities, so she worked for a fashion retailer and a restaurant chain. In 2005, she broke her foot in a fall, leaving her homebound, so she …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Winery Dogs, Atreyu, Blitzen Trapper and More

Bridget Barkan/Overthrow Boxing Club/October 7, 2015

Native New Yorker Bridget Barkan has been acting since childhood, most recently in a recurring role as the one-legged hooker on Law & Order: SVU. As a vocalist, she performs in cabaret productions and toured as a backup vocalist for the Scissor Sisters …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Korn, Colony House, The Vibrators and More

Colony House/Mercury Lounge/October 2, 2015

Caleb Chapman (vocals/guitar) and Will Chapman (drums) began making music together in early childhood, playing with their dad, contemporary Christian pop singer Steven Curtis Chapman. In 2009, while in high school in Franklin, Tennessee, the two brothers bonded with guitarist Scott Mills to form a …

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Manhattan Beat: Of Monsters And Men, Pop Will Eat Itself, Ride and More

Pop Will Eat Itself/Santos Party House/September 19, 2015

The roots of Pop Will Eat Itself (also known as PWEI or The Poppies) originated in 1981 in Stourbridge, England. Graham Crabb played drums in From Eden, which later became Wild And Wandering, and by 1986 evolved into Pop Will Eat Itself. …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Eagles Of Death Metal, Breaking Benjamin, Rancid and More

Eagles Of Death Metal/Bowery Ballroom/September 16, 2015

At age seven, Jesse Hughes moved from his native Greenville, South Carolina, to Palm Desert, California. In high school, Josh Homme stopped a bully from picking on Hughes, and Hughes and Homme became best friends. After college, Hughes worked as the manager of …

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