Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: John Mellencamp, Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock, James McMurtry and More

Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock/Gramercy Theatre/April 15, 2015

In Sarstedt, West Germany, a nine-year-old Michael Schenker discovered a guitar that belonged to his older brother, Rudolf Schenker. Michael at age 11 jammed on stage with his brother’s band, The Scorpions. By age 15, he joined The Scorpions and at 17 …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: OK Go, The Devil Wears Prada, At The Gates and More

The London Souls/Bowery Ballroom/April 7, 2015

At age 15, New York City native Tash Neal discovered classic rock. The vocalist/guitarist formed a power trio called The London Souls in 2008, released a self-titled debut album in 2011 and recorded a second album a year later. Tragedy then struck; Neal was …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Alt-J, Mat Kearney, Hountmouth and More

Mat Kearney/Best Buy Theater/March 24, 2015

Mathew “Mat” Kearney was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, but began playing music while attending university in Chico, California. Kearney performed at local coffee houses, fusing his simple guitar playing with spoken word or rap. He then accompanied a friend’s move to Nashville, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Jefferson Starship, Enslaved, Pop Group and More

James Bay/Bowery Ballroom/March 16, 2015

Around age 11, James Bay found his father’s old guitar at home in Hitchin, England. He taught himself to play by ear, copying what he heard on his father’s old records. At age 18, Bay relocated to Brighton to study guitar and began busking and …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Dropkick Murphys, Hollywood Undead, moe. and More

Dropkick Murphys/Irving Plaza/March 8, 2015

                Dropkick Murphys formed as a Celtic punk band in 1996 in Quincy, Massachusetts. The Boston-based band, named after professional wrestler John “Dropkick” Murphy, first began playing in the basement of a friend’s barbershop. Starting as a punk rock band, the band members found that their …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Will Butler, Gang Of Four, Red Baraat and More

Will Butler/Bowery Ballroom/March 5, 2015

For the past 10 years, Will Butler has played synthesizer, bass, guitar and percussion in Arcade Fire. During the last week of February, Butler teamed with The Guardian to write and release a song each day based on the British newspaper’s articles. He then released …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Third Day, Sleater-Kinney, John 5 & The Creatures and More

Sleater-Kinney/Terminal 5/February 27, 2015

Guitarists/vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein met in 1992 and formed Sleater-Kinney in 1994 in Olympia, Washington. The group’s name was derived from Sleater Kinney Road in Lacey, Washington, the location of one of the band’s early practice spaces. With no bassist, both Tucker and Brownstein …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Bush, Swans, JJ Grey & Mofro and More

Marc Broussard/Terminal 5/February 21, 2015

Raised in Carencro and Lafayette, Louisiana, Marc Broussard is the son of Ted Broussard, a Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist and former member of The Boogie Kings. Broussard became a solo artist in 2002. Opening for JJ Grey & Mofro at Terminal 5, Marc Broussard …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars, Helmet, Faith and More

George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill /February 17, 2015

George Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. In 1955, Clinton formed a doo-wop group called The Parliaments, rehearsing in the back room of a Plainfield barbershop where …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers, Sturgill Simpson, Father John Misty and More

Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers/City Winery/February 7, 2015

                Peter W. Blankfield grew up in the mid-1950s in the Bronx, New York. As a young art student, he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, where a gig as a fast-talking late-night disc jockey led to the renamed Peter Wolf joining The J. …

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