Orphan Riot
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Orphan Riot

Burlington, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

Burlington, NC | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Punk

Calendar

Aug
24
Orphan Riot @ Backdoor Skatepark

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Aug
29
Orphan Riot @ The Cave

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Aug
30
Orphan Riot @ LUCKYS

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Aug
31
Orphan Riot @ The Barn

Farmville, North Carolina, United States

Farmville, North Carolina, United States

Sep
14
Orphan Riot @ Wall of Sound Music Center

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Oct
26
Orphan Riot @ Game Over Comics, Cards, And Collectibles

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Nov
07
Orphan Riot @ The Cave

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Aug
11
Orphan Riot @ Game Over Comics, Cards, And Collectibles

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Aug
08
Orphan Riot @ Motorco Music Hall

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Aug
03
Orphan Riot @ Asheville Music Hall // One Stop Deli & Bar

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Jul
31
Orphan Riot @ Kaboom

Garner, North Carolina, United States

Garner, North Carolina, United States

Jul
28
Orphan Riot @ The Fat Frogg

Elon, North Carolina, United States

Elon, North Carolina, United States

Jul
27
Orphan Riot @ Hawk Hill Berry Farm

Mebane, North Carolina, United States

Mebane, North Carolina, United States

Jul
26
Orphan Riot @ Main Street Vinyl, LLC

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Jul
20
Orphan Riot @ Game Over Comics, Cards, And Collectibles

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Jul
06
Orphan Riot @ Backdoor Skatepark

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Jul
01
Orphan Riot @ Kaboom

Garner, North Carolina, United States

Garner, North Carolina, United States

Jun
29
Orphan Riot @ Wall of Sound Music Center

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Jun
07
Orphan Riot @ Backdoor Skatepark

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Jun
06
Orphan Riot @ Fleetwood's

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

May
24
Orphan Riot @ Schoolkids Records

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

May
18
Orphan Riot @ Game Over Comics, Cards, And Collectibles

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

May
17
Orphan Riot @ Clayton Beverage Co.

Clayton, North Carolina, United States

Clayton, North Carolina, United States

May
11
Orphan Riot @ Backdoor Skatepark

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

May
03
Orphan Riot @ Clayton Beverage Co.

Clayton, North Carolina, United States

Clayton, North Carolina, United States

May
03
Orphan Riot @ Clayton Beverage Co.

Clayton, North Carolina, United States

Clayton, North Carolina, United States

Apr
27
Orphan Riot @ Wall of Sound Music Center

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Apr
26
Orphan Riot @ Tommy's Pub

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Apr
17
Orphan Riot @ Haw River Ballroom

Saxapahaw, North Carolina, United States

Saxapahaw, North Carolina, United States

Apr
13
Orphan Riot @ Main Street Vinyl, LLC

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Apr
05
Orphan Riot @ The Cave

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Mar
30
Orphan Riot @ Game Over Comics, Cards, And Collectibles

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Music

Press


Orphan Riot: The Young Punks of North Carolina

Known as the “explosive young punk band from Burlington, North Carolina”, Orphan Riot is knocking down barriers for young teenagers in the music industry.

Fast. Fierce. Relentless. These three young punkers may still be in school, but that hasn’t slowed their roll of 23 shows in the last 6 months! The summer of 2017 gave birth to this up-and-coming punk-rooted band, however, upon the first listen you may think that you’re sitting back in the early 90’s hearing waves of notes reminiscent of early Green Day. Orphan Riot consists of 14-year-old Noel Greene (Lead Guitar and Vocalist), 15-year-old- Ian Horlebogen (Bass), and 20-year-old Landon Johnson (Drums).

Regardless of their young age and inability to book shows at venues that only allow 21+, these teens have a non-stop “seek-and-find” mentality to finding an audience. Orphan Riot is also one of the bands apart of the new record label 85splitrecords based out of the Raleigh-Durham area. 85splitrecords is known as a D.I.Y. label for North Carolinian young bands and has a killer line-up of signed talent full of motivation and heart for their art.

Check out Orphan Riot’s newest EP “My Own Worst Enemy” that dropped on March 30 on across all music platforms including Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Pandora! - Glitter Magazine


Passionate about music: Three area teens make up Orphan Riot
By Jaclyn Bartlett
Times-News correspondent

On the hunt for young talent to support or local performances to attend? Look no further than Burlington, the hometown of the band Orphan Riot.

Orphan Riot is an up-and-coming punk band consisting of 14-year-old Noel Greene; 15-year-old Ian Horlebogen, students at The Hawbridge School in Saxapahaw, as well as 20-year-old Landon Johnson.

The band formed in the summer of 2017 and has performed at several local venues including Main Street Vinyl in downtown Burlington, The Fat Frogg Bar & Grill in Elon and the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw.

Noel Greene, Orphan Riot’s lead guitar player and vocalist, has been practicing music for eight years. When he was as young as 7, he began gaining interest in bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath as well as Megadeth, Metallica and Nirvana.

“I eventually discovered there was a punk scene in all those places so I sort of gravitated toward that,” Greene said.

Bass player Ian Horlebogen has been playing for a year. Being part of the band has aided him in further developing his talent for music.

Landon Johnson, who plays drums, always had an interest in music while growing up.

“I just listened to music all the time — on the radio, on the way to school — and with my mom and dad,” he said. This inspired him to take up drumming at age 12 and he has been playing ever since.

Despite the band’s young age, they are incredibly focused when it comes to their music, practicing weekly for up to three hours. They have also done four shows in August alone, their most recent one being on Aug. 25 at Backdoor Skate Shop in Greenville, N.C.

Upcoming shows include OSO Skate Park in Charlotte on Oct. 20 and Kaboom Art Gallery in Garner on Oct. 31.

The band mates shared that since they are under 21 years old, they have had difficulty booking local venues. They explained that it is often a challenge for young artists to be taken seriously. This, they said, consequently results in the public’s lack of exposure to dedicated young musicians. Being more open to young performers would also allow for more connections between young people and their community.

In spite of this setback, Orphan Riot continues to share its talent wherever possible.

For more details on Orphan Riot, visit its Facebook page.

Jaclyn Bartlett is a senior at The Hawbridge School and a Teens & 20s writer. - Burlington Times-News


Discography

I Came, I Saw, I Left (EP) - April 2018

My Own Worst Enemy (EP) - March 2019

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Bio

Orphan Riot is an explosive young punk band from Burlington, NC that blends the energy of classic punk, the recklessness of early American alternative, and spirit of the Bay Area Gilman Street Project with the chaos of today's world to form a noisy portrait of modern life. At a time when there are more teenage social media celebrities than garage bands, Orphan Riot is here to prove that Rock n Roll still matters.

 

 

Band Members