Manhattan Beat: Recapping Renaissance, Gwar, & More

Renaissance/The Town Hall/October 28, 2017

The original Renaissance was born in 1969 when two former members of the YardbirdsKeith Relf and Jim McCarty, moved away from the British blues rock of their previous band to form an experimental progressive rock band with classical influences. Personnel changes happened …

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Manhattan Beat: Recapping Soulfly, Lana del Rey and More!

Soulfly/The Gramercy Theatre/Oct. 22, 2017
Born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Massimiliano “Max” Cavalera and his family were in a state of financial crisis and family turbulence when he founded thrash/groove metal band, Sepultura, in 1984. In the early 1990s, Max relocated to Phoenix and introduced a side …

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Manhattan Beat: From Ministry to Red

Ministry/Terminal 5/Oct. 17, 2017

Alejandro Ramirez Casa was born in Havana, Cuba, but shortly thereafter moved with his mother to the suburbs of Chicago.  She remarried and her son became Al Jourgensen.  While in college, Jourgensen started as a club DJ, and then in the late 1970s he played …

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Manhattan Beat: Scoping Out The Skins, KMFDM and More!

The Skins/The Bowery Electric/Oct. 6, 2017

Three teenaged siblings, all students at the School of Rock, began jamming in their basement in Brooklyn, N.Y. The oldest of the three, Bayli Mckeithan, was interested in guitar but wound up singing; Kaya Nico Mckeithan, took to the bass; and baby …

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Manhattan Beat – Recapping Sacred Reich, Marilyn Manson, And More!

Sacred Reich/The Gramercy Theatre/September 24, 2017
    Until age 12, Phil Rind lived in Brooklyn, New York. His family then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he met rhythm guitarist Jason Rainey in high school. Rainey had formed Sacred Reich as a thrash metal band, but was unsatisfied with his original musicians. …

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Manhattan Beat: Bonnie Raitt, The Accidentals, The Revivalists and More!

The Accidentals/Mercury Lounge/August 9, 2017

   Savannah Buist and Katie Larson met in 2011 at high school in Traverse City, Michigan. The orchestra leader asked for volunteers to play an event and Larson, a 15-year-old freshman cellist, and Buist, a 16-year-old sophomore violinist, were the only students who raised their hands. …

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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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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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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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