Rye for the Holidays

Rye and the holidays… perfect togetha.

Fire sale of the award-winning Rye Coalition documentary DVD (with an HOUR of bonus features not available anywhere else) — only $5.55 plus shipping. Stocking stuffer galore for all your 90s pals who held onto their microcassettes, dialers, and dvd players… Throwing in a bonus for the first 5 buyers– the Rye Coalition Live at Maxwells full-show reunion DVD. First 50 buyers will also get the Granma Lena magnet memento (“How the FUCK they gonna get cross-country?”). Do it before VHS makes a comeback.

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Rye Coalition screening and Q&A w/ Jeff Krulik

ONE MORE TIME! Filmmaker Jenni Matz has been moderating this rock doc block film series on youtube.com/wearehear and this time, she gets to showcase her 20+year opus on Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5. The movie will screen at 5pm PT/ 8pm ET on Friday July 24th, followed immediately by a live Q&A with members of Rye Coalition, moderated by none other than the genius mind behind Heavy Metal Parking Lot – Jeff Krulik! Watch along and send questions in the comments field as it screens, we’ll try to get to them all.

LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgoFuD_Tlh0

You can order a copy of the full movie, along with an hour of bonus features, direct from the filmmaker here (and she is matching all profit from sales with a contribution to NAACP legal Defense fund): http://ryecoalitionthemovie.com/order/

The full reunion show (Live at Maxwells, 2011) is also available from the filmmaker, here: http://ryecoalitionthemovie.com/rye-coalition-live-in-person/

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Rye Coalition Play hometown show- FREE!

The Hard Luck 5 ride again, headlining the LO-FI Takes the Streets festival this Saturday, May 18th in Jersey City for a FREE show! More info here:

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7th of July outdoor movie screening!

Screening an encore presentation of Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck Five at Bareburger, Santa Monica CA on Saturday, 7/7 at 9. FREE! Come on out and hang with the director on the back patio eating much elk and consuming much beer.




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The Hard Luck 5 play 5/5/18 on the first anniversary of their epic show opening Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall. FREE SHOW!

With Will Worm & the Tapeworms, LongNeck, Rock n Roll HiFives

Just click here to RSVP

See you there.

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Rye Coalition Play Asbury Park 9/17/16

The Hard Luck 5 are coming back to the jersey shore…. they will play Saturday Sept 17th at the Asbury Park Convention Hall with a shitton of awesome bands at the New Alternative Music Festival get yours while they b got:

Day 2: $28 Tickets HERE

Day Two: Antibodies, Aye Nako, Mal Blum, Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band, Downtown Boys, Electric Trip, Girlpool, Jamie Kilstein and The Agenda, Amy Klein, Outer Spaces, Sex Stains, Shellshag, Rye Coalition, Laura Stevenson, Try The Pie, Upset, Vagabon


FB event page/ info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005347399585183/

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We 5 alive! Rye play WFMU’s Monty Hall for Jack Leto’s badass 75th birthday spectacular…. doors 730 opening with Sunshine and the Rain, Life Eaters, and then the mighty RYE COALITION rock their hometown one more time. yeah, you should get your tickets now.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!!! it’s gonna be a partayyyyy

If you missed out, you can always watch from home. We have the video of the entire 2011 reunion show here, along with the doc.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Rye Coalition show at WFMU in December. We had a blast.

For those who missed out, you can order the Rye Coalition DVD here.

Please spread the word about RYE and the movie! Our complete screening schedule is HERE

And thanks to all who helped contribute towards the Renee Simone Wiley Medical Fund. You can see more information about Renee & Herb and how to donate here on the gofundme page.

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RYE COALITION play 12/13/14 at WFMU with Black Wail!!!!!!!

RYE COALITION will PLAY live at WFMU’s MONTY HALL on 12/13/14 in celebration of the DVD release of the award-winning Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5 documentary with very special guests BLACK WAIL!

Tickets onsale now: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/962207


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Fall Screenings and Festival News


Screening at four more festivals in the next two weeks, then we will hit the road in December to tour the South and East coast. As always, if you’d like to help set up a show in your area, email Jenni at theryecoalition@gmail.com

Here we go..

Friday November 7: Bronx Film Festival, NYC

Friday, November 7: SNOBFF (Somewhat North Of Boston Film Festival) in Concord, NH

Friday, November 14: AMFM Film Festival in Cathedral City, CA

Saturday, November 15: Sound Unseen Festival in Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, November 29: Mutiny Information Cafe, Denver CO

Monday, December 15: The Earl, Atlanta GA

In the works: Raleigh, Richmond, Knoxville, Asheville, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, and NJ.

HELL YEA! See you on the ROAD…

Full list of screenings here

Press release and articles here


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