Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Fast Romantics, Pissed Jeans, NRBQ, and More

Fast Romantics/Mercury Lounge/June 21, 2017

Matthew Angus was born in Kitchener, Canada, and formed the Mood, a locally popular pop band, in Calgary, Canada. The Mood split in 2008, and three original members recruited a new drummer and formed Fast Romantics. Fast Romantics won Pop Group of the Year at …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Alice Smith, The Birthday Massacre, Sebastian Bach, and More

Alice Smith/City Winery/June 18, 2017

During her childhood, raised between Washington, D.C. and a farm in Augusta, Georgia, Alice Smith was raised on a steady flow of gospel, pop, soul and a little go-go. She relocated to New York for college, became involved in the Black Rock Coalition and its …

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A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb @ Carnegie Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Michael Dorf, founder of City Winery, has been promoting concerts for nearly 30 years, and among his most popular series is the annual “Music of” concerts at Carnegie Hall, which bring in a wide range of musical artists to pay tribute to one of their own. This year’s concert …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Zips, Raúl Malo, Quicksilver Daydream, and More

The Zips/Otto’s Shrunken Head/June 11, 2017

After the 1977 demise of Road Angel, a pub rock band in Glasgow, Scotland, John McNeill (later to be known as John Zip) formed a punk rock quartet called The Zips in 1978. The band caught the tail end of the original punk rock …

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May Day 2 @ le Poisson Rouge

MANHATTAN, NY—If you are going to have rock book release party, why not make a concert out of it? During the punk-rock era of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Phil Marcade was the vocalist for The Senders, one of the more popular New York bands that never ascended beyond …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, and More

Ray Wylie Hubbard/Hill Country Barbecue Market/June 1, 2017

Ray Wylie Hubbard was born in Soper, Oklahoma, but at age eight moved with his family to Dallas, Texas. While in college in Denton, Texas, he spent the summers playing folk music in Red River, New Mexico. During his time in New …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Gov’t Mule, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, The Black Cats NYC, and More!

Gov’t Mule/Rumsey Playfield/May 17, 2017

Warren Haynes began playing guitar at age 12 in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1980, at age 20, he joined David Allan Coe’s touring and recording band and remained with Coe’s band for four years. He then played in the Nighthawks in the mid 1980s and …

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Love Rocks NYC @ Beacon Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—Dozens of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and Grammy Award winners contributed their talents live when John Varvatos and Greg Williamson presented Love Rocks NYC at the Beacon Theatre on March 9. Sub-billed as A Change Is Gonna Come: Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope, the …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Delta Saints, Delbert McClinton, Midnight Oil, and More

The Delta Saints/Mercury Lounge/May 11, 2017

Born to a musical family in Louisiana, Benjamin Ringel learned to play guitar at age 10. Later, he learned to slide notes on a resonator guitar. While attending university in Nashville, Tennessee, he met bassist David Supica and together they began assembling the blues-rocking …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Sweet Crude, Mike Peters & The Alarm, and More

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives/Bowery Ballroom/April 26, 2017

Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Marty Stuart taught himself to play the guitar and mandolin. By age 12, Stuart performed with the bluegrass group The Sullivan Family. At age 14, he began a six-year stint in Lester Flatt’s band, then played with …

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