Kings of Chaos @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—The Rock N Roll All-Stars started with a short tour of South America in 2012 before becoming the recurring Kings of Chaos. The band was never meant to have a permanent lineup, but the initial core lineup included three musicians who had played in Guns N’ Roses: original GNR …

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Enslaved @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—A warm December night made coat check unnecessary at Irving Plaza for the oddly-matched bill of Between The Buried and Me and Enslaved. On paper, it was a sensible combination of progressive metal acts, but in practice, the disparity between Enslaved’s Norwegian Viking attitude and BTBAM’s American math-metalcore made …

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Interview with Holy Ghost!: Holding On

If you’re a sucker for synthpop, chances are you’ve heard of Holy Ghost! Growing up in New York City, Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel spent their formative years cutting their teeth on the city’s expansive music scene, experiencing moderate success with the hip-hop band Automato before the group called it …

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Counting Crows @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—It’s hard to imagine a band being any tighter, bolder, more emotional taught in one stage performance than Counting Crows tonight. It is hard to imagine the band could play any better, sound any better. From the moment they meander on stage, as if nonchalantly inviting you into a …

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Eric Hutchinson @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—This was one of those shows you hear about or read about or, if you’re lucky, attend; those transformative showbiz moments that catapults an artist to another level, another unseen plane that he/she cannot come back from, nor would ever want to: Late May, 2014, when Eric Hutchinson crushed …

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Chiodos @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—The original members of the post-hardcore band Chiodos came together in 2001 under the name The Chiodos Brothers during their high school years in Davison, Michigan. The band’s name was a tribute to filmmakers Stephen, Charles, and Edward Chiodo, responsible for the film Killer Klowns From Outer Space. …

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Boy George @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—Boy George was born George Alan O’Dowd in 1961 in Kent, England. Growing up as a teenaged David Bowie fan in the 1970s, he started dressing up. George was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. He and his …

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Scott Stapp @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—Anthony Scott Flippen was born in Orlando, Florida, to Lynda, a school teacher. Little is known about his biological father. He was adopted by Steven Stapp, a dentist who married Scott’s mother, and decided to take his stepfather’s last name. However, upon realizing that his initials would spell out …

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Children Of Bodom @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—Friends since early childhood in Espoo, Finland, Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho and Jaska Raatikainen shared an interest in heavy metal, especially death metal groups. They formed a melodic death metal trio called Inearthed in 1993, but had little success until renaming the band Children Of Bodom, recruiting new members and …

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Animals As Leaders @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide Abasi, better known as Tosin Abasi, is a 31-year-old self-taught guitarist from Washington, D.C. He was the guitarist for the metal band PSI, based out of Silver Spring, Maryland, then in 2002 joined the politically-minded technical metalcore band Reflux, which released an album, Illusion Of Democracy

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