The Speaker Box (Updated All Day)


Due out on September 14th

Listen to Robert Plant’s Band of Joy before it hits shelves here.


Less Than Jake

Gainsville Ska-Punk rockers Less Than Jake announce a contest for their fans on the band’s facebook page.

An announcement has been handed down by TCNJ CUB representative Jillian Polak that All Time Low has been “locked in,” to headline The College’s Winter Concert.  There were rumors that the under-card would carry Cold War Kids, but, according to Polak the band could not commit.  Polak also mentioned that there are still three acts under consideration to fill the final slot.  More on that to come.

Kanye West drops Good Fridays.

Union County and Overlook Hospital present Music Fest in Clark.  This is currently happening.  Go there!!!  It’s Free!!! Show Schedule

Saturday Lineup:

  • Train (8:30-10:00)
  • The Bravery (5:30 -6:45)
  • Soul Asylum (Playing now)
  • OK Go (7:00-8:15)
  • Mike Peters and Friends
  • Willie Nile
  • Jesse Malin
  • 61 North
  • Sunday Lineup:

  • Spoon (7:30-9:00)
  • Robert Randolph (6:00-7:30)
  • Nils Lofgren Acoustic Duo (1:15-2:45)
  • The Zombies (4:30-5:45)
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Nicole Atkins & The Sea

    Tickets are on sale for Phish’s upcoming tour.  Mercer County, NJ native Trey Anastasio and company will return to the Garden State by way of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on October 29th.  Tickets are $60.


    Reel Big Fish has released another greatest hits album, this time a two-disc edition.  Disc one features 22 classic Fish tracks, all re-recorded because their former label, Jive Records, owns the rights.  Disc two is a 14-track collection of (ska)coustic songs.  The album actually came out in July and is exclusively being sold in Best Buy outlets for $7.99, a great deal if your into that sort of thing…which I am.

    Track List:

    • 1. Sell Out 3:53
    • 2. Take on Me 3:18
    • 3. Beer 3:51
    • 4. She Has a Girlfriend Now 3:07
    • 5. Everything Sucks 2:53
    • 6. Trendy 2:38
    • 7. I Want Your Girlfriend to be My Girlfriend Too 2:48
    • 8. In the Pit 2:43
    • 9. The Set Up (you need this) 4:19
    • 10. Somebody Hates Me 3:24
    • 11. You Don’t Know 3:15
    • 12. Suckers (this one’s for you) 3:39
    • 13. Where Have You Been 4:00
    • 14. Good Thing 3:24
    • 15. Ban the Tube Top 3:03
    • 16. Don’t Start a Band 3:18
    • 17. Your Guts (I hate ’em) 2:01
    • 18. Another F.U. Song 1:03
    • 19. New Version of You (new version) 3:20
    • 20. Party Down 4:07
    • 21. Slow Down (single version) 4:20
    • 22. Brown Eyed Girl 3:02
    • 23. Bonus Skacoustic disc: Sell Out (skacoustic) 3:56
    • 24. Take on Me (skacoustic) 3:14
    • 25. Beer (skacoustic) 3:51
    • 26. She Has a Girlfriend Now (skacoustic) 3:04
    • 27. Another F.U. Song (skacoustic) 1:03
    • 28. Your Guts (I hate ’em) (skacoustic) 1:55
    • 29. Suckers (skacoustic) 3:39
    • 30. Where have you been (skacoustic) 4:01
    • 31. Don’t Start a Band (skacoustic) 3:17
    • 32. S.R. (skacoustic) 1:37
    • 33. 241 (skacoustic) 2:41
    • 34. The Kids Don’t Like it (skacoustic) 3:24
    • 35. Scott’s a Dork (skacoustic) 3:04
    • 36. Nothin’ (skacoustic) 2:06

    Has Put together a Benefit Fund Raiser for:


    In Case You Haven’t Heard, They’ve Lost All of Their Equipment
    and Touring Van…They Are Destitute, Depressed and Lacking Axes
    To Alleviate their Angst!!!! That’s Where you Come in…
    Help us help them by playing a fund raiser with 100% of Door going
    to buying new Equipment…Contribute you time, sweat, and artistic
    MoJo @ The Brighton Bar, on Saturday, October 16th…
    E-Mail me back at
    …let me know if you’re in as part of The Rock and Roll Community to help fellow Rockers, Rock Again!!!!


    Weezer has released the official music video for the single off its upcoming album Hurley. “Memories,” featuring the cast of Jackass, premiered yesterday on the MTV website at 5:00 p.m. and after about 15 minutes the video was taken down and marked as “not available.” Too many people watching at once I suppose.  Anyway the video is back up and you can now watch “Memories”.


    Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink on tour

    The Flaming Lips and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will be on tour together September 18th to October 1st.  This is the official tour poster according to the Flaming Lips’ twitter account.

    Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon have released the music video for “Radioactive,” track two off its upcoming fifth studio album Come Around Sundown.

    Official “Radioactive” music video (via kingsofleonVEVO on

    Temper Trap at Bonnaroo 2010 brought Temper Trap into their studos to lay down a couple of tracks:

    Temper Trap Performs “Sweet Disposition” and “Resurrection”

    Animal Tropical

    Animal Tropical has released a live video of the band performing the track “Go Native” at Sweatstock 2010.

    Get Tixkets for Gorillaz's World Tour

    See the new live trailer for the Gorillaz World Tour

    Frank Turner at The Stone Pony opening for The Gaslight Anthem

    According to his twitter page, Frank Turner has just covered Bad Religion’s “My Poor Friend Me” for an upcoming covers compilation.

    Last night on his blog Turner explained himself writing that the cover will be included on the Spin Magazine 30th Anniversary record.

    He also covered Fake Problems’ “ADT” for fun and you can watch the video:


    Due out October 18th

    Kings of Leon has released the cover art and track listing for its highly anticipated upcoming album, Come Around Sundown.


    1. The End
    2. Radioactive
    3. Pyro
    4. Mary
    5. The Face
    6. The Immortal
    7. Back Down South
    8. Beach Side
    9. No Money
    10. Pony Up
    11. Birthday
    12. Mi Amigo
    13. Pick Up Truck

    Of Montreal's False Priest due out September 14

    Of Montreal’s newest effort, False Priest, is due out next week and the band has dropped its third early track “Sex Karma.”  The first single off the record, “Coquet Coquette,” was released on the band’s Web site, “Hydra Fancies,” the second single, was put out for download on, and a stream of the entire album can be heard at : False Priest

    “Sex Karma” by Of Montreal

    Weezer’s latest effort, Hurley, is due out in 6 days, 23 hours, and34 minutes.  The band just streamed the entire thing on its myspace page.

    LISTEN HERE: Hurley

    Anberlin’s new album Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place is out today.  You can grab it on Itunes for $7.99 or get the deluxe edition for $11.99.

    A note from the band via promo e-mail: “You are probably tired of hearing it by now, but buying records on release week means so much to us and helps us out on sooooooo many levels, we can’t stress enough how it means the world to us.”

    Grab “Pray Tell” off the album for free:

    Monroe, NJ tri-headed rock attack Tango Machina is playing a show on October 29th in support of Kid Is Qual at The Court Tavern in New Brunswick.  Doors open at 8 p.m. You must be 21 to enter.  Costumes are not an option, WEAR ONE!!! I kid, costumes are not required.

    In the meantime, check out this video of the band performing its single “The Combination Is Explosive” at The Brighton Bar from 7/24/10 (via. tangomachina) :

    Read The Review Of That Show:

    Download “The Combination I Explosive” by Tango Machina:

    Now on Itunes

    Animal Tropical is now on Itunes.  Pick up the band’s debut, Doom Years, for $5.94 and its latest EP Committed To This for $6.93.

    Read the SIMGE review of Doom Years here:


    The College of New Jersey’s CUB (College Union Board) announces its first semester music schedule.

    The ultimate band competition has arrived. With thousands of dollars in prizes (averaged at $30,000) on the line — including 80 hours of studio/recording time, 1,000 unit album pressings, a set of 3 matching amplifier combos in custom hardwood enclosures, a personalized merch line of t-shirts, stickers, and fliers, and a chance to be featured on Metromix — The Metromix BreakThru is setting a new standard for emerging musicians looking to score big.

    Best of all, registration and entry to event is completely FREE. No joke.

    So here’s how it works: Each month from September to February we’ll be choosing 10 bands from the online submissions, creating profiles for each on Metromix where viewers and fans can vote for their favorite. The 10 featured bands will be given voting cards to distribute and promote themselves during each month’s online voting period. The 5 bands who receive the most online votes will move on to perform at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ.

    The first live competition will be October 7, 2010, and will take place the first Thursday of every month through February. One band from each show will advance to the finals in March. Judging will be based on musicianship, originality of music, crowd draw, and stage presence.

    Now here is how to enter (hold down “control” and click the link): Click here to filll out the offiical entry form. ONLY NEW JERSEY BANDS WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC (no covers) MAY ENTER. All band members must be over the age of 18. Submission period begins August 30, 2010 and is free to enter. The first 10 bands chosen to be featured on Metromix will be notified by September 20, 2010.

    The first video off of Slash’s #1 Rock Album SLASH, which hit retail in April and has received rave reviews worldwide, has been converted into full 3D, it was announced today in a joint statement by San Diego-based 3D Production & Conversion studio PassmoreLab & Slash.

    The 5-minute rock music video, “By The Sword”, is the first single off the album and the first video ever from Slash to be released in 3D.  It features the vocals of Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother, and the ever-present blistering guitar work from Slash.  The 3D video was released internationally on September 2nd.

    Tickets are still available, as low as $12, for the first annual Atlantic City International Film and Music Festival spanning from September 8-12, with headlining acts Wale and Fishbone.

    For more information check out the Web site:

    Berkley, California Indie Rockers, The Morning Benders, whose second studio album Big Echo, co-produced by Grizzly Bear bassist Chris Taylor, has released the official music video for its song “All Day Day Light”

    About rote7123

    Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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