Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Upon graduating from high school in the Ukraine in the late 1980s, Yevheniy Aleksandrovich Nikolayev-Simonov became active in Kiev’s burgeoning perestroika rock scene and started his musical career with the band Uksusnik (Vinegar Dispenser). The 1986 nuclear plant meltdown in Chernobyl changed the course of his life, however. His …

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Mastodon @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—2014 appears to be a busy year for Mastodon. Not only do they welcome their latest full-length, Once More ‘Round The Sun, but they also have a full year of touring. In May, they decided to hit the road with their friends in Gojira and Kvelertak before promoting …

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Manchester Orchestra @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Andy Hull was feeling increasingly alienated and frustrated during his high school years in an Atlanta suburb that he spent his senior year studying at home. While home, he also wrote and recorded a full-length indie rock album, and then built a band, Manchester Orchestra, around his songs in …

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The 1975 @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Formed in Wilmslow, England, just a few miles south of Manchester, The 1975 have been around since 2004. However, their first self-titled full-length debuted in 2013, although they had released EPs since 2012. They are fronted by Matthew Healy, a vocalist who looks like a cross between Robert Smith …

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CHVRCHES @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—When I bought my ticket for CHVRCHES, I didn’t really know much about them. Aside from loosely following some online coverage of the band and lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry’s sexism op-ed, I was more or less in the dark about the group. A number of factors played into me …

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Drive-By Truckers @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Two longtime friends and former roommates, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, played together in various bands in the Shoals region of Alabama. Hood moved to Athens, Georgia, and in 1996 began forming what would become alternative country/Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, with the intention of luring Cooley back into …

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Dr. Dog @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken first began writing songs and playing music together in eighth grade in West Grove, Pennsylvania. Over the next few years, they played together in a myriad of bands including Raccoon, Unleash The Bastards, and Beard. Eventually they recorded and released their first album in …

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Placebo @ Terminal 5

NEW YORK, NY—Singer Brian Molko commented early on in the evening that it had been six years since he and bandmates of British group Placebo played an American stage. The evening was one of two performances this year for the band on U.S. soil and also happened to be part …

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The Gaslight Anthem @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—As a hard-working music journalist venturing out to the city that never sleeps, your choices are endless, even on a Wednesday night in the middle of a frigid winter. I heard The Gaslight Anthem was heading into our neck of the woods, getting tickets for night one of their …

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Touché Amoré @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—A tour that has been receiving a lot of buzz lately has been the most recent Circa Survive excursion, with support from Balance And Composure, O’ Brother, and Touché Amoré. While I was told by many that all of these bands, especially Circa Survive, put on fantastic shows, I …

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