One of the more exciting bands on the Rockstar Uproar Festival this year was the Pennsylvania based band The Riot. With swinging fists The Riot broke out onto the music scene in the summer of 2007. Influenced by performers such as Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin, and Jawbreaker they started to establish a sound all of their own. By 2009 The Riot had played alongside acts such as We The Kings, Four Year Strong, Every Avenue, and Forever The Sickest Kids. The Riot’s dedication to their fans was reciprocated when they voted and won The Riot a spot on the Ernie Ball Stage at the 2008 and 2009 Warped Tour. In 2010, their new self released CD “Sitting Duck Syndrome” had hit the streets in late January with much anticipation. The Riot kicked off the release with a month long tour stopping at 10 Hot Topic stores for acoustic performances and have had a successful summer tour in June 2010. Also in 2010, Shine Drum Company selected drummer Ryno to be their featured artist. As The Riot continues to devote their time to composing music they love, connecting with fans and ultimately reaching their goal of putting a recognized stamp on the music scene.
Check these guys out on the web sites below.
Ryan Henderson – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Paul Mendenhall – Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Brad Henderson – Bass & Backing Vocals
Ryan Williams – Drums & Percussion