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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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Trinity, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dinosaur, Jr., and more!

Trinity/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/November 27, 2016

Trinity is a trio of heavy metal singers. Geoff Tate was in Queensrÿche during its glory years, Tim “Ripper” Owens replaced Rob Halford in Judas Priest from 1996 to 2002, and Blaze Bayley replaced Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden from 1994 to …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Ace Frehley, Bill Popp & The Tapes, Metallica, and more

Ace Frehley/PlayStation Theater/September 23, 2016

Paul “Ace” Frehley was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and as a youth was a member of the Ducky Boys street gang. Born to a musical family, Frehley started playing guitar at age 13 when he received an electric guitar as a …

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AfroPunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park

MANHATTAN, NY—When the punk rock movement began all over the world about 1975, the music scene was dominated by white male musicians. Black musicians in punk became a fringe movement, led by bands like Bad Brains and Fishbone. The Black Rock Coalition formed in New York City in 1985 as …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Rousers, Hailey Knox, KT Tunstall, and more

The Rousers/Parkside Lounge/September 16, 2016

Guitarists/vocalists Bill Dickson and Tom Milmore played together in high school bands while living in Weston, Connecticut. Dickson relocated to New York City for art school of Visual Arts, while Milmore drove a van for a living, took audio engineering classes, and played bass in …

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Panorama @ Randall’s Island Park

MANHATTAN, NY—AEG Live, the promoter behind Coachella, assembled a lineup of 62 artists for the first-ever Panorama festival on Randall’s Island Park on July 22-24, 2016. Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem headlined the festival’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively. The National, Sufjan Stevens, Sia, A$AP Rocky, Run The …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Specials, Hi Tiger, Echo & The Bunnymen, and more

The Specials/Terminal 5/September 9

In the midst of a political and social upheaval in 1977 England, The Automatics began playing politically-charged reggae and punk music in Coventry; the band would soon be known as The Coventry Automatics. The band eventually switched to ska music and alternately became The Specials and …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Marc Broussard, Lianne La Havas, The Heavy, and more

Marc Broussard/City Winery/September 5, 2016

Singer/songwriter Marc Broussard is the son of guitarist Ted Broussard of the Louisiana Hall of Fame-inducted Boogie Kings. Marc Broussard was raised in Lafayette and Carencro, Louisiana, where he developed a taste for Cajun music and rhythm and blues. In 2001 Broussard was part of …

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