|Friday July 19
Seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, seven different personalities, one band, one unique and unmistakable voice. Formed 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 was officially a full time touring band, traveling the world, spreading their infectious and energetic tunes to all who would listen. A high energy rock band with more horn players than traditional rock instruments, with influences from latin, klezmer, folk, world, funk, jazz, and classical music all blending into one cohesive sound, the band has somehow come a long way from where they started while staying true to their DIY roots. Twenty years later, 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.