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Streetlight Manifesto

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New Brunswick, New York NJ, United States (2002 – present)

Streetlight Manifesto is a third wave band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, under the creative leadership of singer/guitarist Tomas Kalnoky. Since forming in 2002, the band has released four full-length albums.

Several of Streetlight’s members were already well known among the New Jersey ska community for their roles in past ska bands from that area, most notably Catch 22’s Tomas Kalnoky, James Egan, Mike Soprano, and Josh Ansley, as well as One Cool Guy’s Stuart Karmatz, Pete Sibilia, Dan Ross, and Chris Paszik.

The band’s first album, Everything Goes Numb, was released on August 26, 2003, and was distributed by Victory Records. They headlined their first ever show at Rutgers University on December 9, 2003 in front of a sold out audience.

The line-up has gone through several changes since the band’s conception and currently consists of Matt Stewart on trumpet, Mike Brown on alto and baritone saxophone, Jim Conti on alto and tenor saxophone, Tomas Kalnoky on guitar and lead vocals, Pete McCullaugh on bass guitar, Nadav Nirenberg on trombone, and Chris Thatcher on drums.

Though the band has enjoyed little mainstream commercial success, they have received acclaim in alternative music circles, and their debut album is currently in Interpunk.com’s top 100 items, over 2 years after its release. In addition, they regularly sell out their live shows, and their first few shows at Rutgers and The Stone Pony not only sold out, but had people coming from as far as Minnesota and Canada. Their second album, a reworking of Catch 22’s Keasbey Nights was released on March 7, 2006.

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  • StrictlyStupid

    what's that racket son? you listenin to yer pirate music again?

    28 Mar 3:19pm Reply
  • GusAbreu

    @tomothyw25 What makes you think he is a complete dick?

    11 Mar 7:59am Reply
  • tomothyw25

    One of my favourite bands i just wish kalnoky wasn't a complete dick.

    6 Mar 5:05pm Reply
  • Midgetto52

    I just hope Kalnoky continues to write incredible music. I don't care if it's with Streetlight, or elsewhere, he just needs to keep putting shit out there. He is my hero. I will never get tired of Streetlight. Each album is a masterpiece. [5]

    21 Feb 7:59pm Reply
  • Wecameaskendra

    I just hope Kalnoky continues to write incredible music. I don't care if it's with Streetlight, or elsewhere, he just needs to keep putting shit out there. He is my hero. I will never get tired of Streetlight. Each album is a masterpiece. [4]

    21 Jan 2:35am Reply
  • GusAbreu

    It's never enough.

    13 Jan 5:32am Reply
  • wills316

    Just hit 1k scrobbles for these guys. STILL NOT ENOUGH.

    1 Jan 1:29am Reply
  • DonStopBelievin

    I just hope Kalnoky continues to write incredible music. I don't care if it's with Streetlight, or elsewhere, he just needs to keep putting shit out there. He is my hero. I will never get tired of Streetlight. Each album is a masterpiece. [3]

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • a_harman

    I just hope Kalnoky continues to write incredible music. I don't care if it's with Streetlight, or elsewhere, he just needs to keep putting shit out there. He is my hero. I will never get tired of Streetlight. Each album is a masterpiece. [2]

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Epiphone_ASG

    I just hope Kalnoky continues to write incredible music. I don't care if it's with Streetlight, or elsewhere, he just needs to keep putting shit out there. He is my hero. I will never get tired of Streetlight. Each album is a masterpiece.

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Midgetto52

    Holy live show, Batman. Streetlight confirmed for still being one of the best live acts I've ever seen. Way to kick the hell out of Norfolk, guys.

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • michael_leon

    They aren't breaking up, they are just becoming a twinkly emo band a la One Foot on the Gas, One Foot on the Grave, clearly.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • carnageincminor

    It finally occurred to me that Kalnoky writes fucking masterpieces.

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • folfiepierce

    The new album, besides being musically amazing, is a big "Fuck you" to Victory Records. The undertones and subtle references are genius. I will always love Streetlight. You guys rock.

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • JymJim

    l just can't get myself to like the new album

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • onagrin

    firufifi

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • vsyncci

    sm keysbey nights > catch 22 keysbey nights

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Cashmach1ne

    весело вроде, ха

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sole1

    I'm still amazed by the new album. So much better than I expected. Solid from start to end. So far it's easily my album of the year.

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • dreamcoltrane

    The Hands That Thieve made my top 5 albums of so far click this link to check out my review of it and share the page with your friends http://uneven-noise.tumblr.com/post/55546292618/top-5-albums-of-2013-so-far-number-4-the-hands-that#disqus_thread

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
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