Speaker Box…”My Bad, Been Crazy Busy” Edition (10/22-24)


Show Schedule:

Matt Huston @ TCNJ's The Rat

Matt Huston @ Cafe Improv In Princeton\’s Paul Robeson Center

Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) w/Clem Burke (Blondie), Ziggy Shock, Frankenstein 3000 @ The Brighton Bar

Screaming Females, Corin Tucker Band, Hungry Ghost @ Maxwell\’s

Kings Highway, Park Ape, Arcade, Autonomous Heartbeat, Sex Office, The Downhill Barbers @ The Stone Pony

Staring Problems\’ Last Show Ever @ Asbury Lanes

Jerseyshows.com Presents Jersey Showdown Regional Finals featuring Statelman, End Of An Era, Last(Red)Ember, stagger, Slick Mick And The Dirty Dales, Meet Pause, Dethroning the Tyrant @ The Saint

Eisley, Ives The Band, Christie Dupree, Oour ties That Bind @ The Wonder Bar

Almost There, Voyage: A Musical Tribute To Journey, Against The Tide, War Plan Red @ Starland Ballroom

Josh Zuckerman Band @ The Mad Hatter

Papa John Jam Band @ Jamian\’s Food And Drink

The Roadside Graves, Old Canes, Ferel Harmonics @ The Court Tavern




Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo has announced the supporting acts for it’s Memories Tour.  Best Coast will be on the bill for the band’s Los Angeles stop and Free Energy, a band I’ve dubbed the “New Weezer” or at least its picking up where Rivers and company dropped the ball, will open in New York and Boston.



David Dargahi amd John Speyer of The Postelles


You might have noticed that the October 12th release date for The Postelles’ self-titled debut, my favorite album of 2010 to date, has come and gone.  I spoke with the band’s manager, Mike Sherman, via e-mail and according to him the delay is due to the addition of a new song to the record called “Sound The Alarms.”  “In terms of release,” wrote Sherman, “the album will come out early in the new year.”

In the meantime, I will work on getting a hold of “Sound The Alarms” for all of our enjoyment.

Show Schedule:

Dead to Me, The Flatliners, The Snips, The Holy Mess @ Asbury Lanes

Circle of Insanity, No More Pain, A Welcome Burden, and Chef George & The Brain Stew @ The Stone Pony

Friend Without A Face, West End Motel, Dajiku @ The Wonder Bar

Stand, Fifty Year Storm, The Sons Of A Guns @ The Saint

Psycho Daisy @ The Mad Hatter

Xol Azul @ Jamian\’s Food and Drink

Bad Religion, The Aggrolites, Off With Their Heads @ Starland Ballroom

The Richard Thompson Band @ The Welmont Theater

The Mommyheads, Stuyvesant, Jenifer Convertible, Shirk Circus @ Maxwell\’s

The Wodden Sky, The Embracers, Honah Lee @ The Court Tavern


Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifesto


One the hardest working Jersey bands on the market, Streetlight Manifesto, just got back to the Garden State after a ten week tour (six in the states and four in Europe) in which the amount of days off the Ska-Punk collective had could be counted on one hand, without using all the fingers…and the band has big plans in mind.

First, the guys have posted a new music video (it’s been up for a few weeks) for Streetlight’s cover of Radiohead’s “Just” that was included on 99 Songs Of Revolution Vol. 1.

Next Streetlight is currently recording a new record of original material.  “We are spending the next couple of months in and out of the studio,” said the e-mail sent around by the band.  “Finally! The last SM record on our current label [Victory Records] has finally commenced recording! FREEEEEEDOOOMMMMMM!”

They hate that label and if the band ever grants one my numerous requests for an interview, I’ll find out what happened.

As for the next tour, it’s going to be lengthy and monumental.  “We’re in the middle of booking tons and tons of tours for 2011 and we’ll be hitting many, many places we’ve never been, both in our country, our neighboring countries and as far away as the other side of the world. So, yeah, stay tuned, we will be announcing dates as soon as we confirm them.”

And finally, Tomas K and his good friend Dan Pothast have recorded a split LP entitled You By Me Vol. 1 in which each covers five of the others tracks.  It will be released on November 16th via the Pentimento Music Company Web site which can be accessed here. Check out the sample track below:

“I’ve Set Sail” performed by Toh Kay [originally by Dan Pothast]


The Dead Weather


The Dead Weather have released the hidden track in side the band’s triple decker vinyl sandwich, only 300 made.  It’s called “I Feel Strange.”


The Damned Things


The newest supergroup on the shelf, The Damned Things, featuring members of Fall Out Boy, Anthrax, and Every Time I Die, have posted new music on the band’s Myspace page.  Check it here.


Bad Religion


For those who can’t check out Bad Religion at Starland Ballroom tonight, watch the band perform three songs at Spinner.com

Download Germs Of Perfection: A Tribute To Bad Religion, featuring Switchfoot, Frank Turner, William Elliot Whitmore, Ted Leo, Riverboat Gamblers, Cobra Skulls w/Fat Mike, and Tegan and Sara here.


Crystal Castles


Crystal Castles has announced its upcoming world tour and the Electro-Punk duo will be in the area on these dates:

03-15 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
03-16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
03-18 New York, NY – Terminal 5
03-19 Boston, MA – House of Blues


Almost There


Almost There’s Silver Lake EP is featured on Absolute Punk’s Free Music Friday, which means, as you might have guessed, you can download it for free here. Click, donwload, and support Almost There.


Bouncing Souls Are Coming Home For The Holidays


Sunday, December 26
Click HERE to buy tickets / more info.

Monday, December 27
Click HERE to buy tickets / more info.

Tuesday, December 28
Click HERE to buy tickets / more info.

Wednesday, December 29
Click HERE to buy tickets / more info.

Get into all 4 shows, get a free limited edition Home For The Holidays poster, and come early for sound check followed by a meet and greet with The Bouncing Souls (date for for sound check / meet and greet not yet ermine – purchasers will be notified via email 2 weeks before the event).

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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