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It’s been almost ten years since my brother introduced me to Streetlight Manifesto, which has been hands down one of my favorite bands ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to see them in concert at least five times in NJ, Virginia and Maryland since 2004, two or three of those with my brother. Saturday night, I saw Tomas Kalnoky and his Streetlight cohorts for possibly the last time all together — or at least the last time in a long time — since they’re going on an indefinite hiatus when they finish up this tour.

Unfortunately, Stephen missed this go around because he’s out to sea, so while I don’t normally take the time to record videos of concerts with my phone, I did this time, so I could share some of them with him when he gets back.

The concert was amazing, but bittersweet because, let’s face it, whether they’re blaring their original songs, rocking TK’s old Catch-22 material, or covering Paul Simon tunes, they’re such ridiculously talented musicians. But who knows — maybe now there’s hope that BOTAR will someday release their second album, and in the meantime, I’ll be indulging in Toh Kay‘s toned down, acoustic versions of some of his best work — those are more my speed these days anyway. =)

Catch a wave and you’re sittin’ on top of the world!

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Have you heard the new Reel Big Fish song? Supposedly, “Party Down” has been playing on the radio sporadically on the West Coast. I say, skavoovie. Their new CD comes out July 10, and they’re touring with Less Than Jake and Streetlight Manifesto. If I have it my way, I’ll see them live three times this summer – Baltimore, Norfolk and Richmond. I can’t wait!

I’m sick of emo music. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everyone else is, too. It could be the beginning of the fourth wave! I’m talking two-tone belts and skanking in the streets! Think about it – no more mushy, whiney crap on my iPod!

Here are the signs:
1. BOTAR is auditioning new musicians (including an oboe player…hmmm) and supposedly releasing a full-length album.
2. LTJ just released a new CD.
3. Streetlight Manifesto is supposed to release one soon.
4. RBF finally broke away from Jive records and is ready to have some fun.
5. The Pietasters and Buck-O-Nine are both releasing new albums in August!

Ska kids unite! Bring on the fourth wave!

(If you have no clue what a ska kid or a fourth wave is, please see the video below.)