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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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  • dfinestmc

    [2]After listening long enough to their cover of Such Great Heights, I think it's even better than the original.

    19 May 7:15pm Reply
  • asoulcollector

    é a melhor coisa do mundo! sdds <3

    29 Apr 5:25pm Reply
  • GusAbreu

    deve mesmo

    21 Apr 11:15pm Reply
  • Carolmargulies1

    Streetlight Manifesto ao vivo deve ser a melhor coisa do mundo

    18 Apr 8:49pm Reply
  • rvz420

    Como me gustaria que vuelvan a Argentina!

    4 Feb 3:55am Reply
  • Scientistnyasha

    After listening long enough to their cover of Such Great Heights, I think it's even better than the original.

    17 Jan 7:37am Reply
  • brootalwafful

    They were fucking amazing last night. Played so much Everything Goes Numb. http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/streetlight-manifesto/2014/best-buy-theater-new-york-ny-73cc3a45.html

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • andressa_df

    Esses caras ao vivo, faz valer cada centavo pago no ingresso, insanooo!

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • samdiddysam

    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.

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Rawlineuk

    Good News if you like SKA - check out the new track 'roadblock' from NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS. It's pretty awesome. 'ROADBLOCK, ROADBLOCK!' #Ska #rudeboy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM4bXy2sj8I

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • wills316

    How is Kalnoky a dick? He seems nice enough to me

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • StrictlyStupid

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

    28 Mar 2014 Reply
  • GusAbreu

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

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • tomothyw25

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

    6 Mar 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • GusAbreu

    It's never enough.

    13 Jan 2014 Reply
  • wills316

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

    1 Jan 2014 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
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