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Streetlight Manifesto

Streetlight Manifesto
Hometown: East Brunswick Township, New Jersey Current Label: Pentimento Music Company Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Mike Brown
Jim Conti
Tomas Kalnoky
Pete McCullough
Mike Soprano
Matt Stewart
Chris Thatcher

Streetlight Manifesto Bio:

Of all the various compliments Streetlight Manifesto have received from fans over the years, there is one in particular that seems to resonate most with the members of the band. After a show, a kid in torn jeans and a Pantera shirt, sporting ridiculous facial hair, will find one of the Streetlighters outside of the club and say hello, followed by "Man, I don't listen to this kind of music, in fact I hate most ska bands, but you guys are something else." Or it will be a jazz fan, sitting in the back of the venue during the set, bobbing his head, eyes closed while the band does their thing on stage. Or one of the club's stagehands will comment, while helping break down the lighting rig, that he actually enjoyed a band he was working for for once, despite having heard thousands of bands on the job over the years. And therein lies Streetlight Manifesto's appeal.

Seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, seven different personalities, one band, one unique and unmistakable voice. Formed four years ago in New Jersey as an ad hoc group intended to put out one album and disappear, one thing lead to another and within a few months of their debut release, Everything Goes Numb, Streetlight Manifesto were officially a full time touring band, traveling the world, spreading their infectious and energetic tunes to all who would listen. One part rock, one part ska, with influences from latin, klezmer, folk, world, funk, jazz and classical thrown in, the band redefined what most people expected from a "ska" band. Three albums later, and after countless worldwide tours, the guys are still at it, still performing live to sold out shows filled with sweat drenched fans, all dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs. And the Streetlight boys wouldn't have it any other way.

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  1. Streetlight Manifesto add East Coast dates to US Tour9/20/2012 10:14 AM | Permalink

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  2. Video: Street Light Manifesto play new song at Fest 1111/1/2012 9:39 AM | Permalink

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  3. Streetlight Manifesto mastering album, final release date “just a bit longer now”12/13/2012 4:15 PM | Permalink

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  5. Release of Streetlight Manifesto’s upcoming album delayed once again1/15/2013 2:35 PM | Permalink

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  6. Streetlight Manifesto postpone release date for “The Hands That Thieve”… again2/6/2013 3:07 PM | Permalink

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  7. Toh Kay (Streetlight Manifesto) posts “The Hands That Thieve” lyrics2/7/2013 2:25 PM | Permalink

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  8. Victory Records announces official release date for Streetlight Manifesto’s new album “The Hands That Thieve”2/15/2013 9:30 AM | Permalink

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  9. Streetlight Manifesto asks fans to buy new album directly from them2/15/2013 12:05 PM | Permalink

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  10. Streetlight Manifesto announce “The End Of The Beginning” tour dates3/4/2013 11:17 AM | Permalink

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  11. New Song: Streetlight Manifesto – “The Three of Us”4/1/2013 8:03 PM | Permalink

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  12. Full Album Stream: Streetlight Manifesto – “The Hands That Thieve”4/20/2013 5:11 PM | Permalink

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  13. Streetlight Manifesto release 4th song clip from upcoming album “The Hands That Thieve”4/23/2013 4:31 AM | Permalink

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  14. Streetlight Manifesto announces support acts for End Of The Beginning Tour4/23/2013 4:45 PM | Permalink

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  15. Video: Streetlight Manifesto plays “Russian Sailor Dance” (live)4/24/2013 12:08 PM | Permalink

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  16. Victory Records keeps “The Hand That Thieves” and live EP from being released4/30/2013 6:41 AM | Permalink

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  17. SHOCKER: Streetlight Manifesto still fighting with Victory Records4/30/2013 1:32 PM | Permalink

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  18. Streetlight Manifesto announce final two shows6/19/2013 12:47 PM | Permalink

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  19. DS Photo Gallery: Streetlight Manifesto w/ Rodeo Ruby Love in Ventura, CA7/3/2013 11:52 AM | Permalink

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  20. Streetlight Manifesto announce the final leg of their final tour7/18/2013 5:23 PM | Permalink

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  21. Mike Park (Asian Man Records), Dan P. (Mu330) supporting final Streetlight Manifesto tour8/26/2013 11:42 AM | Permalink

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