Pacific NW screenings- Bellingham. Seattle. PDX

Coming off our East coast premiere we’re very excited to be able to share the good times with our friends up in Washington and Oregon this summer! Director Jenni Matz will be in attendance for some Q&As….

Here’s where we will be:

Thursday, August 7 @ Pickford Film Center, Bellingham (8:30pm):


Friday, August 8 @ Grand Illusion, Seattle (9pm):


Saturday, August 9 @ Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR, (9pm):

See you there….

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Rye Doc screens – PORTLAND!

We ride… Portland! The Rye documentary is screening at the lovely Hollywood Theatre in Portland on Saturday, August 9. Yep. One-night only! Q&A with Director Jenni Matz after. So come out and party!


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Best Documentary – New Jersey International Film Festival!

We are so excited to learn that the New Jersey International Film Festival has awarded Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5 the Best Documentary Film award! Check it out:

NJIFF will screen an encore presentation of our film at this Fall’s festival too: on Sunday, October 12 at Vorhees Hall in New Brunswick @ Rutgers, 7pm.  More info at

We are putting together a screening tour for this film, but it takes a lot of work! If you live in a city that you think would like to screen this movie, help us let theaters and festivals know that we wanna come rock out! You can always email us with contacts, leads, suggestions at

YEAH! Thanks everybody!

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Documentary NYC Premiere!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the New Jersey Film Festival last weekend to support our World Premiere! It was so great seeing so many familiar faces, many of which were IN the movie! Grandma Lena came out, Jack Leto, Gregg Leto, Charles Maggio, 508 house represented, all five Rye guys … it was a party. We are continuing the celebration in this, the 20th anniversary year of Rye, this weekend at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. 2pm. $5!

Here’s all the info:

Rye Coalition Doc NYC Premiere

Please spread the word! Link to this event on Facebook:


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Documentary PREMIERE May 30, 2014!

We are THRILLED to announce that the Rye Coalition documentary will premiere at the 2014 NJ Film Festival!

Screening Date: Friday May 30, 7pm

Location: Voorhees Hall (Near the corner of George Street and Hamilton Street), 71 Hamilton Street, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Admission: $12 Advance, $10 General; $9 Students + Seniors; $8 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends.

Tickets: Tickets are available on a “first-come-first-served” basis only and can be purchased at the door beginning a half-hour before the start time. Advance Tickets are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED and  available to groups of 2 or more. Email us for more info More info at click on “Summer 2014 Schedule”.











































































Friday-May 30-Voorhees Hall #105-7PM $10; $9; $8
Into The Dark – Lukas Hassel  (New York, New York)
The Wanted Ad – Tobi Lee Sigona and Keith St. Lawrence (Morganville, New Jersey)
Chasing The Past – Jonathan Salemi (North Hollywood, California)
Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5 – Jenni Matz (Los Angeles, California)












































































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Rye Coalition play east coast shows!

Rye Coalition are playing DC and Philly!

For booking info you can email

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Rye Coalition & Bosnian Rainbows @ Maxwell’s… one last time

The legendary Maxwell’s of Hoboken, NJ will be closing its doors forever this July. Rye Coalition will be playing one final show at their home-town palace with the amazing Bosnian Rainbows on July 19, 2013. Get your tix now at Ticketfly

If you’re on FB, event info at

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Thanks, Maxwell’s

We were saddened to hear that Hoboken’s iconic club Maxwell’s will be closing its doors July 31 after over three decades of showcasing the best of the underground indie music scene. Words cannot express what the club meant to the band as musicians, as friends, and as fans of great music (and great food!). We played there, worked there, ate there, and yes, were even banned from there. Rye  screened movies there, and even played our reunion show there back in 2011. Todd Abramson and co always were good to Rye. As Jon says in the video below, “If you ever want to start a band or a club, take notes.”

Couldn’t help but craft this ode of sorts to the club we always called home. Thanks, Maxwell’s. We still love you.

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Rye Coalition to Play Loew’s Jersey City May 10!

More Rye anyone? The Hard Luck 5 will play another benefit– “Rock for the Park”, on Friday, May 10th at 7PM at The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre featuring Aminal, Life Eaters, The Aster Pheonyx Project and Rye Coalition. Tickets are $40 each (but see below for $25 discount code!) and can be purchased by visiting

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR FANS: Tickets now through April 30th only are $25 with the Discount code of  “bands” (no quotes) all lower case

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Rye Coalition to play Norton Records benefit Show!

We’re very excited to share the news that the hard luck 5 will be opening for garage-rock legends the Sonics as part of a fundraiser for our friends at Norton Records!
Get your tickets for the April 13 show here

more info

Photos up at at

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