The Speaker Box (9/27 – 10/3)

The Gay Blades

The Gay Blades have released the second installment of its Savages video series:


The Dead Weather

Another Dead Weather track live from Bonnaroo 2010…”Treat Me Like Your Mother.”  I can’t wait to go back next year.

Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra’s front-man Andy Hull is releasing demos from solo recording session he did in the Summer.  Download “Fur Stop Caring” here.

Saturday’s Show Schedule:

Zach Sichmerman and Phil Serzan of Almost There @ The Stone Pony (9/25/10)

Root Glen, Verity In Stereo (Video Premier Show), Almost There, The Rhodes, Vextion, Dresden 45 @ The Saint


Asbury Fever @ The Wonder Bar

Alejandro Escovedo, Hamell On Trial @ Maxwell\’s

Shades Apart, The Sirs, Downbound City, STD\’s @ The Court Tavern

40 Below Summer – God Forbid, Daggers Drawn, Dead Men Dreaming , Ashes Of Your Enemy (CD Release), Disaster Fantastic, Thanatotic Desire, Incognito Theory @ Starland Ballroom

Speakeasy @ Joe Pop\’s Shore Bar

Love Puppies @ Nardi\’s Tavern


The Dead Weather

Want a taste of what I experienced at Bonnaroo 2010?  Listen to this live version of The Dead Weather performing “So Far From Your Weapon” at the festival:

The Hypno Toad...err...Steven Tyler

A solo track has leaked from Steven Tyler named “Love Lives.”  Check it out at

Bad Religion

For the magazine’s 30th anniversary SPIN has gathered a collection of artists to cover tracks for a Bad Religion tribute album named Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion, which will be available via starting October 19.  The publication has released five of the tracks, so far, on its Web site.


  1. “Generator” by New Politics
  2. “Give You Nothing” by Cobra Skulls (feat. Fat Mike)
  3. “My Poor Friend Me” by Frank Turner
  4. “Better Off Dead” by Polar Bear Club
  5. “Suffer” by Tegan and Sara



Atreyu is getting getting ready to release a new five-track EP on October 12th  in which the band will cover five of the band’s biggest influences:


  1. “Livin’ On The Edge” (Aerosmith)
  2. Holiday In Cambodia (The Dead Kennedys)
  3. Guitar Gangsters And Cadillac Blood (Volbeat)
  4. The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
  5. My Own Summer (Shove It) – (Deftones)

The band will also cover these songs on its next tour with help from those on the undercard including Chiodos, Blessthefall, Endless Hallway, and Architects.

Ted Leo

Ted Leo is reuniting with his late ’80s early ’90s hardcore punk collective Citizen’s Arrest.  The band has two dates scheduled, for now, and both are within a reasonable distance.

12/17 @ The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

12/18 @ Kung-Fu Necktie (2 shows) – Philadelphia, PA

Gaslight Anthem’s show poster for Tonight at Radio City Music Hall…so cool.

Local Natives

Local Natives premiere music video for “Wide Eyes” on

Frank Turner

Check out this fan video for Frank Turner’s “I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous” done completely in Anime via the Youtube account RottenJesus:


The Gay Blades

The Hay Blades Savages is due out next week (October 5th) but the band has been kind enough to stream the record, one of my favorite albums of the year, in its entirety on its Myspace page.  Listen here. Then go out an pre-order the thing. The band has put together some sick packages at its store.


Titus Andronicus

Free Energy

Titus Andronicus and Free Energy just finished a tour culminating with an epic show at Webster Hall with Screaming Females.  Check out this video of the co-headliners covering Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Going Down” from September 20 at The Earl in Atlanta via the Youtube account ifilmbands:

My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance reveals the track listing for Danger Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, its November 23rd release.  I don’t truly understand why band’s continue to do this.  Nobody gives a shit about the track listing, unless its a cover album, until they have the tracks.  But, musicians continue to do it and MCR has followed suit.

  1. Look Alive, Sunshine
  2. Na Na Na
  3. Sing
  4. Planetary (Go!)
  5. The Only Hope For Me Is You
  6. Jet-Star And The Kobra Kid / Traffic Report
  7. Party Poison
  8. Save Yourself, Ill Hold Them Back
  9. The Scarecrow Blues
  10. Anytime You Want
  11. Destroyah
  12. The Kids From Yesterday
  13. Goodnite Dr Death
  14. Vampire Money

John Legend And The Roots

Watch John Legend And The Roots cover Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” from September 23rd at Terminal 5 via johnegendvevo on Youtube:

Sufjan Stevens

Listen to a stream of Sufjan Steven’s upcoming October release The Age Of Adz at

The Young Veins

The Young Veins, featuring Ryan Ross and Jon Walker of Panic! At The Disco, have released a video for its track “Take A Vacation.”  Check it out at

Wayne Coyne

Who wants to see Wayne Coyne’s blood letting method for which he creates bloody art and signs tour poster?  Check it here.

Tegan & Sara

Tegan & Sara have tackled Bad Religion’s “Suffer” for an upcoming tribute album on

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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