Manhattan Beat – Covering The Cynz, Stiff Little Fingers, And More!

The Cynz/Sidewalk/Sept. 30, 2017
Born and raised in New Jersey, Cyndi Dawson sought a career in performance art in New York City. Over the next few years, she secured a few acting, dancing and bartending gigs, briefly played percussion in the short-lived Kamikaze Kitty & the Attack Kats, and …

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Manhattan Beat – Afghan Whigs, Front 242, And More!

Afghan Whigs/The Bowery Ballroom/September 15, 2017

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio, Greg Dulli played in a local band called the Black Republicans in the 1980s, which bassist John Curley, a transplant from Washington, DC, later would join. In 1986, rising up as a garage rock band around the …

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Manhattan Beat – The Latest With Orphaned Land, Patti Smith, And More!

Orphaned Land/The Gramercy Theatre/September 11, 2017

Kobi Farhi was born in the ancient port city of Jaffa, Israel, amidst a heterogeneous population of Jews, Christians and Muslims. As a youth, Farhi discovered oriental and world music through his family, and also a love for heavy metal music through his friends. …

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Manhattan Beat – Venom Inc., Eugene Hutz & Gogol Bordello, P.O.D. And More!

Venom Inc/The Gramercy Theatre/September 2, 2017

Formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Venom became one of the darkest bands in thrash and speed metal. The band has split and reformed several times, and presently consists of one original member, bassist/vocalistm Conrad “Cronos” Lant. In 2010, original Venom …

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Manhattan Beat – The Living End, Midnight Oil And More!

The Living End/Terminal 5/August 21, 2017

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Cheney and upright bassist Scott Owen met in primary school in Melbourne, Australia, and by 1990, while in high school, they were making music together, busking the streets of Melbourne. Cheney was a fan of rockabilly group Stray Cats and this prompted …

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Manhattan Beat: The Dead Daisies, Panzie* And More!

The Dead Daisies/The Highline Ballroom/July 17, 2017

In Sydney, Australia, David Lowy started his career as a businessman and a key player for a family-owned multi-national company that invested in shopping centers around the world. On the side, he was also a pilot, regularly performing at air shows flying a …

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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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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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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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