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Streetlight Manifesto announces 20th anniversary “Keasbey Nights” show

Ska super-heavyweights Streetlight Manifesto have announced plans to play a 20th anniversary show celebrating the legendary “Keasbey Nights” album. The band will celebrate by playing the single most played album in my collection from top to bottom.

Check out a personal favorite below.

In case your unaware “Keasbey Nights” was originally recorded by New Jersey ska legends Catch 22, “way back in 98, yo”. A few years later Tomas Kolnocky left the band to focus on higher education and upon his completion of said task, brought the world the awesomeness that is Streetlight Manifesto.

Streetlight Manifesto infamously re-recorded the masterpiece and somehow made it better? At the behest of Victory Records (ahem who they later sued and won). After many years of trying to avoid the elephant in the room the band has announced they will play this gem in it’s complete amazingness on May 5, at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River, NJ. Act fast this bad boy will sell out quickly! 

Bands and tour dates announced for Self Help Festival 2017

Details on the 2017 edition of A Day To Remember‘s Self Help Festival have been revealed. It will be stopping in Philadelphia, Detroit, Orlando, and San Bernardino. The lineup will vary each date, with some of the bands including ADTR, Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto, and Rise Against.

All tour dates and their associated lineups can be found below. Tickets are available here.

Streetlight Manifesto settle lawsuit with Victory Records, embark on “journey of independence”

You may recall that in late 2015Victory Records tried to sue the pants off Streetlight Manifesto frontman Tomas Kalnoky. The label accused the band of breaching their decade-plus-old contract, under which they were required to release four studio albums, and sought over $1,000,000 in damages.

Well, according to a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, the suit has been settled. The two parties released the following joint statement:

“Victory Records and Streetlight Manifesto have amicably settled the litigation filed by Victory in the U.S. District Court in Illinois. After a long and successful run, the parties agreed that it was in their mutual best interests to end the 15 year relationship. As part of the settlement, Victory agreed to sell Streetlight Manifesto all of their master recordings for an undisclosed sum resolving claims that were asserted in the lawsuit. No further comment will be made by either party.”

In a “post-emancipation” update posted today, Streetlight rejoiced at the fact that they are now “100%, top to bottom independent, artist owned, and artist run”. The band also noted they will be hard at work in the coming months.

We’ll keep you posted as details on Streetlight Manifesto’s “new journey of independence” come to light. They will soon be touring the US for Somewhere in the Between‘s 10th anniversary.

Streetlight Manifesto announce “Somewhere in the Between” 10th anniversary tour

Ska-punk veterans Streetlight Manifesto have announced a US tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album Somewhere in the Between. Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

Here’s what the band had to say about the tour and their other plans for 2017:

“Every night on this tour will include every single song from SITB, plus a bunch of other songs from our other albums and a few b-side type cuts (since, as you know by now, we play long ass sets). Yes, EVEN BLONDE LEAD THE BLIND, for which we apologize in advance.

If you’re foolish enough to think that that’s all we have up our sleeves for 2017, then you are truly a foolish fool who thinks relatively foolishly. YOU FOOL. Expect more announcements in the coming months, of varying degrees of relevance and significance.”

It’s been 4 years since Streetlight released their latest album The Hands That Thieve. Could one of those announcements in the coming months be a new record? We’ll keep you posted.

Streetlight Manifesto announce US tour dates

Streetlight Manifesto have announced “The Year With No End” tour. The dates are spread throughout the summer and fall, and you can check out the tour poster below.

Be warned, the poster neglects to mention the venues where these shows will occur, although the locations are mentioned at the band’s website, where tickets are available to purchase. You can buy them here.

Streetlight released their latest studio album The Hands That Thieve in April, 2013.

Victory Records suing Streetlight Manifesto for more than $1,000,000

Interesting, though hardly surprising, news coming across the wire from the California-based legal clearinghouse Courthouse News Service. It seems the head honchos at Victory Records continue to have a hair across their collective proverbial asses about Streetlight Manifesto. How big a hair, you ask? A fucking million dollar hair, that’s how big.

According to the lawsuit, Victory Records have Streetlight Manifesto frontman Tomas Kalnoky as the primary target in their crosshairs because of the fact that the band didn’t hold up their end of a decade-plus-old contract that called for them to release four studio albums. As a result of Kalnoky and the band’s “incessant production delays” and “proclivity to procrastinate,” the label have filed suit seeking more than $1,000,000 in damages.

If you’re keeping score at home, Streetlight Manifesto released a total of five albums through Victory Records; 2003’s “Everything Goes Numb,” 2006’s “Keasbey Nights,” 2007’s “Somewhere In The Between,” 2010’s “99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1,” and of course 2013’s highly contested “Hands That Thieve.” However, according to the lawsuit, “Keasbey Nights” doesn’t count toward the contract due to the fact that it’s essentially a re-recorded version of an album from Kalnoky’s old band, Catch 22. “99 Songs Of Revolution” doesn’t count, meanwhile, because it’s a collection of cover songs.

The band and the label have exchanged legal and public blows for the last several years, increasing around the release of Streetlight’s last album, “The Hands That Thieve.” Read more about the suit, which is officially on the record as “Victory Records, Inc. v. Tomas Kalnoky,” case number 1:2015cv09180 at the Illinois Northern District Federal Courthouse, right here. Meanwhile, if you want to catch up on the tumultuous events surrounding the release of “The Hands That Thieve,” you can do so here and here and here and here. Stay tuned to this one…we’ll have more later.

Streetlight Manifesto announce “The Last Good Fight” tour

Streetlight Manifesto have announced “The Last Good Fight” tour. It’s happening this May and consists of 18 shows in 18 days. Check out the dates and show poster below.

The band released their latest studio album, The Hands That Thieve, on April 30, 2013.

Toh Kay announces split EP with Sycamore Smith, posts teaser video

Toh Kay (Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifesto) has announced he will be releasing a split EP with Sycamore Smith called You By Me, Vol. 2 on August 12th via Pentimento Music Co.  The split will feature Toh Kay covering 3 Sycamore Smith songs, and Sycamore covering 3 Toh Kay/Streetlight Manifesto songs.

To get you ready for the release, Kalnoky has posted a teaser video featuring clips from the split.  You can check that out below.

Toh Kay last released The Hand That Thieves, which was the companion to Streetlight Manifesto’s last album The Hands That Thieve, featuring his solo versions of the full band album.  Both of those were released in the spring of 2013.

Amnesia Rockfest Recap Part 1: Streetlight Manifesto, NOFX, Suicidal Tendencies, etc

NIGHT ONE (Thursday)

So I ended up taking the bus from Albany, NY to Montreal and eventually a second bus to Montebello, Quebec. I didn’t want the responsibility of driving home due to lack of sleep and the potential of still being intoxicated from the previous night so I allowed Greyhound to take the wheel. I gotta say, I’ve never witnessed so many mohawks sticking up over the seats on a bus before as I did on the way to Amnesia; I imagine it’s probably not that common of a sight. As we pulled into town I witnessed the main street in Montebello being completely taken over by my people “the punks”. Actually the first band member I ran into that night was Mark Adkins of Guttermouth, off to a good start!

It was Thursday night when I arrived, which was the night prior to the concerts, this way I could set up my camp and be prepared for the first day of festivities. By the time I got all checked in and figured out where to camp it was completely dark. I usually stay in a nearby hotel on these adventures but all of the hotels have been booked for a year in advance, so I was getting the full experience. Thanks to my neighbor campers for helping me put up my tent and for providing me with beers. There were two stores in town that you could purchase beer or cigarettes at but because over 200,000 people were in attendance (as reported by Amnesia Rockfest earlier this week), the lines to get into these places were lengthy. So for my first night I hung out with my fellow campers and crashed out pretty late but way earlier than the next two nights.

DAY ONE (Friday)

Damn, morning came fast but I had to get my ass up and hike my way to the show. The streets were mobbed and all I wanted was a cup of wake the fuck up. Surprisingly, there was a nearby eatery that wasn’t too packed so I got a cup of Joe to go! Now in order to get my press credentials in time for the first act, Streetlight Manifesto, I had to go a mile or so down the road (kilometers in Canadian) to the Chateau. The nice folks at Amnesia sent a van to pick me up and bring me there, they also brought me back to the concert site on a boat, which was pretty refreshing to feel the lake breeze on a day that felt like 100 degrees. Once inside the grounds I happily enjoyed hearing Streetlight, which I feel was the perfect way to set off the festival, “Ska-style”.

Honestly, I missed a lot of acts that I really wanted to see but there were five stages and very often at least three of them were playing simultaneously. I also had to spend a lot of time at Auberge Montebello in the media center, which I certainly am not complaining about because I got to meet some of my favorite entertainers. They say you can’t be in two places at once but at Amnesia it was more like you can’t be in ten places at once.

NOFX certainly was one of the best performances and Fat Mike and El Hefe were hilarious as always. They were making cracks on Five Finger Death Punch calling them Five Finger Death Cunt and making hand gestures trying to form a punch with five fingers using both hands. Besides the comedy portion of the show they actually played really well and the show was pretty awesome. My first big highlight of the weekend was being invited on stage to watch from behind while NOFX was performing. I also hung out with Eric Melvin for a couple of hours sharing personal experiences as parents. I opted not to take the media approach in this case and just enjoyed the conversation.

As the night progressed I had utilized my photo pass to get in the photography pit to take pics of Alkaline Trio, Weezer, Blink 182 and my favorite night-time act Suicidal Tendencies. The guys in Suicidal were amazing and they wouldn’t stand still, which made it difficult for me to capture a really good picture. The show was intense and during the last song the band invited members from the audience to come on stage and crowd surf on stage (literally on stage). Security decided that they may need back up to make sure everyone was returned safely to the audience but the new security, not knowing what the performing band’s singer looked like, accidentally shoved him into the crowd. It was pretty comical and there were no hard feelings shown once they realized he was in the band.

To quote Ice Cube “I got to say it was a good day”

Check out some quick video interviews I did on day with Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag), Johnny Kelly (Danzig), Dan “Mr. Precision” (88 Fingers Louie), Jim Blowers (Implants) and Sebastian Ducap (Slaves On Dope) below.

Amnesia Rockfest 2014 schedule announced

Quebec’s Amnesia Rockfest schedule has been released so you can start making your itinerary of must see bands. The lineup this year is chock full of awesome groups including: NOFXThe VandalsBigwigBlink 182WeezerBilly TalentDanzig (with Doyle), LagwagonMe First and the Gimme GimmesStreetlight ManifestoReel Big FishGoldfingerStrung OutCock SparrerBlack FlagFearDead KennedysMisfits, and Suicidal Tendencies among many others.

You can view the full lineup here and check out the schedule here. The festival will take place June 20th-21st in Montebello, Quebec.

Streetlight Manifesto announce fall tour dates

Streetlight Manifesto have announced a handful of non-festival tour dates this coming fall. You can check out the dates below.

After many setbacks, several of which included disputes with their former label Victory Records, Streetlight Manifesto released their latest studio album, The Hands That Thieve on April 30, 2013.

Mike Park (Asian Man Records), Dan P. (Mu330) supporting final Streetlight Manifesto tour

Two of the most influential and iconic pioneers of 3rd wave ska, Asian Man Records founder Mike Park (Skankin’ Pickle, The Chinkees, Bruce Lee Band, Maguma Taishi,many more) and Dan Potthast (of Mu330 and Dan P. And The Bricks) have been announced as the supporting acts for the last remaining leg of the final Streetlight Manifesto tour.

You can check out the dates here. After the tour, billed as “The End Of The Beginning, the band will no longer be a full-time touring band, but will continue to play and record sporadically.

Streetlight last released their 4th studio album “The Hands That Thieve” in April via Pentimento Music Company and Victory Records. Mike Park recently revealed plans to release a long-awaited album with The Bruce Lee Band, who last released an EP in 2005. Park is also intends an all-ska children’s album with Asian Man Records kid’s music label affiliate Fun Fun Records, as well as a solo acoustic record in 2014. Dan P. And the Bricks most recently released “Watch Where You Walk” in 2011 via Asian Man Records.

Streetlight Manifesto announce the final leg of their final tour

Streetlight Manifesto have announced the final leg of their “The End Of The Beginning” tour. You can check out the dates here.

After this tour, they will no longer be a full-time touring band, but will continue to play sporadically.

On April 30th, the band released their 4th studio album “The Hands That Thieve.” Check out our review right here.


DS Photo Gallery: Streetlight Manifesto w/ Rodeo Ruby Love in Ventura, CA

Click any of the images below to check out a photo gallery taken from Streetlight Manifesto’s Ventura, CA stop of their current “End Of The Beginning” tour with Rodeo Ruby Love. Click here to see the remaining dates on the tour, expected to be the band’s last. Shots were taken by contributing DS photographer Hilary Swift.

The band last released “The Hands That Thieve” on April 30, 2013. Check out our review of the album here.

Streetlight Manifesto announce final two shows

Streetlight Manifesto have announced their final two shows. Here’s what they had to say:

We are proud to announce that as The End of The Beginning tour begins TONIGHT in New Haven, CT – we have also secured the FINAL two shows that will finish out our last year of touring: two nights, November 15th and 16th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. This final two night stand will be called “The End Of The End Of Beginning” and each of the two nights will feature completely unique sets including songs from all of our records and plenty of surprises. Come on out and celebrate the end of 10 years of non-stop touring with us! Tickets available here. Also, as a reminder, we are starting leg one of our last year on the road tonight! Check the tour dates to see when we’ll be passing through your town and come on out: for the most part, these will be the last times we ever play these cities. Man, that hurts to type. See you at the shows!

“The Hands That Thieve” their latest album was released  on April 30, 2013. Check out our review of the album here.