November 30, 2010
AUSTRALIA! NEW ZEALAND! NERDS! ETC!ATTENTION NERDS:
Streetlight Manifesto Update
October 19, 2010THE SHORT VERSION:
Welcome to Streetlight Nadav Nirenberg...
May 18, 2010
First Show Without Soprano...
April 23, 2010
Do Not Support Victory Records
March 12, 2010
Hello there. Just a quick note from us (Streetlight)-
"If you want to support Streetlight Manifesto by buying a CD, shirt, hoodie, poster, ect ect. PLEASE do not buy anything from Victory Records or their website. Use our online store or come out to a show and support the band by buying merch there. We cannnot condone or agree with actions or ethics of our record label, nor do we want to support them financially through revenue made under the guise of helping Streetlight. Hey douchebag lawyers: this is not libel or slander. We're just letting our fans know how the best to support the band if they choose to do so buying stuff. That is all"
To pre-order a T-shirt, CD, Poster, Combo for 18$ straight from SM's online store CLICK "HERE"
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(born on December 24, 1980) Is the lead singer/guitarist and songwriter of the bands Streetlight Manifesto and Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution. He also held this position in the famed 3rd-wave ska band Catch 22, but left the band after making only one album (their debut, entitled Keasbey Nights) to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, among other reasons. He has stated that visual art was his first love, before his love of music came about, and that he attended the Savannah
Kalnoky's family immigrated from the Czech Republic to the U.S. in 1985, when he was 5 years old. He has one brother, Achilles, who is a year older than him.
Kalnoky said he learned to play because of The Beatles. His first foray into the music world began with the punk band Gimp, with whom he released one cassette, Smiles for Macavity, before moving onto Catch 22. Gimp can best be looked at as quintessential 90's pop punk, vaguely reminiscent of early Blink 182, albeit with more of an edge and more expressive lyrics. Gimp clearly shows Kalnoky's fascination with Cobain, and Nirvana. It was in Gimp that Kalnoky first wrote the song "Supernothing" which later appeared on the Catch 22 demo Rules of the Game (EP) and the album Keasbey Nights. However, the original version is a much slower acoustic song, which features Tomas's brother Achilles on violin (Achilles would later appear on the Bandits EP A Call to Arms). Tomas is also involved in The RISC Group, of which very little is known.
Tomas played an Ibanez AS73 in the early days of Streetlight Manifesto, and now plays a "Satin" Gibson ES-335. The AS73 may have been one of the items stolen when the band was robbed on Oct. 2nd, 2005.
Kalnoky's influences are many, the blending of which creates Streetlight's signature sound. Kalnoky cites The Drifters as a favorite band. Other musical influences include Nirvana, The Suicide Machines, and Squirrel Nut Zippers. He has also mentioned Czech folk singer Jaromir Nohavica as one of his musical heroes. There are also non-musical influences that affect Streetlight Manifesto, more specifically the lyrics; the song "Here's to Life" refers to authors J.D. Salinger, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, and artist Vincent Van Gogh, in addition to musician Kurt Cobain.
Sometime during the 2009 Van's Warped Tour Tomas broke his arm in a bicycle accident, rendering him incapable of playing guitar. Guitar player Sean P. Rogan of Big D and the Kids Table filled Tomas' spot on guitar while his arm healed. Tomas continued, however, to take up the microphone and sing the band's set.
Kalnoky is a self-proclaimed perfectionist, explaining the persistent delay of Streetlight Manifesto's second original album, Somewhere in the Between, and the next album by the Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, which he says "Will be released by the end of this decade."
I got most of my information off wikipedia.org.