The Riot Scene

The Riot Scene


4 Guys bringing back real instrumentation rock/post punk music.


The Riot Scene-Intro Austin TX April 5th 2008 2:13 am: In the back alley of a bar on the corner of 7th and Red River a man stands alone. Slightly inebriated and extremely enthralled he violently lights his cigarette. “It’s gotta change”, he mutters to himself. “The emotion has left this city…” With his back against the wall he hears a static in the distance. The static slowly crescendos into a high pitch robotic whine then disappears. A dead silence fills the humid Texas night. In the dim light from a nearby street post something steps out. Armed with a heavy vocoder and a furious key-tar the shadowy figure lunges forward and strikes! It shouts- “It was only a matter of time, you knew it would end like this”, says the shadowy figure as he floors the man to the gravely bottom of the alley. “Now leave! This is no longer your city.” The man obviously trying to hold back his anger replies- “The people of this city won’t stand for your empty lies of hope or your impassive hi-fi tricks. This will grow into a RIOT! They will want more, something to fill the passionless void that you have left.” Just then the man looks behind him and sees a few people gathering around the entrance of the alley listening and taking notice of the mans fuming emotion. He gathers his composure and stands up strongly as the shadow whispers- “Everybody loves being miserable and so do I. This city doesn’t seem to know the difference…” A young man steps forward out of the crowd gathering in the alley with two more witnesses. “I do,” he shouts, “I know the difference, and you can‘t expect the people to swallow this facade any longer! This scene deserves a fighting chance and we are the RIOT that will define the new era!” Our hero looks fierce as he clenches his fists together. He signals for the crowd of witnesses to inch closer and stand with him against the shadow. He shouts- “The Riot Scene is watching! We may only be a small group of individuals now, but we will grow in time. We will not stand down and take what we can get, we want it all! We will prevail. The shadowy figure falls back slowly laughing under his breath, “We shall see…” That night The Riot Scene was born. Verse:1-Change: Since that fateful night THE RIOT SCENE has been spreading the word with their instruments of persuasion. Playing in front of new and old fans monthly, THE RIOT SCENE plans to stick to their guns stick it to the enemy and march forward into new territory. Appealing to the misery of the tragically hip TRS proceeds to change the minds of their audience. They aim to prove that with raw emotion, real instruments with real chords and no bull will prevail in the dry bleak age of technology. “Forget What You Know” is the first proclamation from the group of the resistance. Setting it in stone and passing out free copies to whomever will listen TRS demands to be heard. As more followers start to take notice and come out to support it is clear that the resistance has started and the RIOT is coming. Though members of the group come from different demographics and different cities ranging from all over Texas they are all on the same page when it comes to the music. Please spread the word and tell your friends and family that they no longer need to just smile and bop their head. Change is in the wind and a message has been issued for all who stand in their way…Sink or Swim. Verse:2-National Awareness: Armed with a strong moral compass TRS takes their story national. Playing underground clubs and events they spread their message like an antidote to a virus. With God speed progress is being made. Witnesses, protesters and listeners alike feel compelled to help spread TRS’s message of passion. Joined together in cities across America they call themselves The Riot Army. The Riot Army is the continuous work of TRS when they leave your city. Members of the army are responsible for organizing friends for protests and passing out flyers for meetings and events. To Be Continued?.. Join the riot army & support THE RIOT SCENE. Coming to a city near you.


PrideLikeLions (EP)

Set List

Carry On
The Story Of...
Pages of Our Past
Sink or Swim
World Keeps Spinning
A Different Life
Forget What You know