Speaker Box (1/24/11 – 1/30)


Lollapalooza Goes To Chile With A Sick Lineup

Yesterday, Lollapalooza festival Creator Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) announced that his musical circus would be branching out beyond U.S. borders to the nation of Chile with a star studded lineup that includes, but is not limited to…The Killers (First reunited appearance), Jane’s Addiction, Kanye West, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 30 Seconds To Mars, Fatboy Slim, Deftones, Cypress Hill, Armin Van Buren, Sublime With Rome, The Flaming Lips, The National, 311, Cold War Kids, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes.

Want To Hear A New Foo Fighters Song?

Last night the band played its upcoming album in its entirety…this video of the track “Santa Barbara” has surfaced.


The 21st Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert Lineup Is Announced

The Roots, The Flaming Lips, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., and Patti Smith are just a handful of the notables that will be performing at the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on March 3rd presented by Press Here Publicity.  Tickets are on sale now.  For more information on the event and tickets follow the link: www.tibethouse.us.


Sleigh Bells Releases Video For “Rill Rill”

Bleeding telephones, a knife wielding Alexis Krauss ditching the body of her mostly dead axe-man Derek E. Miller on the side of a dusty highway out of speeding vehicle…maybe the owners of SIMGE’s 8th best album of 2010 should change its name to Slay Bells?

See the video here.


ATP 2011 will be hosted, not in a rundown New York State country club, but in our own storied backyard of Asbury Park.  The same boardwalk planks that the likes of Bruce, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, John Eddie, Gary U.S.  Bonds, The Bouncing Souls, The Gaslight Anthem, and many more will now be performed upon by the headliners and curators Portishead, a European Trip-Hop group that hasn’t performed on the East Coast in more than 13 years, as well as Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel who will grace our humble shore-side dwellings with his first live performance in about a decade.

The three day event will see shows in both the Paramount Theatre and Asbury Park Convention Hall.

How this festival will affect the culture, industry, and music of Asbury Park is yet to be known, but I aim to find out.  Expect a story on this subject to be filed in the following days.

Read the New York Times report here.


R.E.M. Leaks 5th Track Off New Record

Today Michael Stipe and company leaked the fifth track off its upcoming studio release Collapse Into Now entitled “Uberlin.”  R.E.M. hooked me when it released “Discoverer,” the band even kept me on board with “Oh, The Guilt” by collaborating with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, but every song has been substantially worse than the one prior to it.  Now we’re five deep and I don’t want to hear the album anymore after “Uberlin.”  Hopefully the band is releasing all the crap now and hoarding the good stuff…but that’s not great marketing.

Judge for yourself:

The Strokes Pick A Title & Release Date For New Album

The title provided by front-man Julian Casablancas via Twitter is Angles, the first single, which has no release date of yet, will be titled “Under Cover Of Darkness,” take that for whatever its worth…not much, and The Strokes fourth full-length will be on shelves March 22nd.

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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