RiO! Band of the Month – Broken End Stereo

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

It’s Halloween and on this day, your trick or treat is our new RiO! Band of the Month for October. They hail from Tuscon, AZ and they’re called Broken End Stereo.



At first listen, this five-piece band sounds like any other band that would be fully supported by the Hot Topic crowds. But these boys manage to bring catchy hooks to rock music that could have an easy crossover appeal to pop listeners as well. Their EP,… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – American Fangs

Monday, October 4th, 2010

We had three great bands all competing for the prestigiousness that comes with being the RiO! Band of the Month for September. In the end, however, only one could lay claim to that most lofty title and they are American Fangs from Houston, TX.



Trashy, garage-rock is the name of their game with their song, “Le Kick,” leading the way. Screaming vocals, a rousing chorus and super-distorted guitar lines can easily allow… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – Rise To Remain

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

The votes were tallied and at the end of it all, the month of August belonged to British metal band Rise To Remain. Bruce Dickinson should be so proud.



Why should the singer of Iron Maiden have a smile on his face? Maybe because his son, Austin, is the lead singer of this kick-ass band. Looks like music runs deep in this family. While Rise To Remain may not sound like Maiden, this band has already garnered up a ton of accolades… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – Rise To Remain

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

The votes were tallied and at the end of it all, the month of August belonged to British metal band Rise To Remain. Bruce Dickinson should be so proud.



Why should the singer of Iron Maiden have a smile on his face? Maybe because his son, Austin, is the lead singer of this kick-ass band. Looks like music runs deep in this family. While Rise To Remain… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – Greek Fire

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

With the month of June kicking off an already great summer, we were hoping that the band of the month would be equally as cool as the season. I believe we have found that band in Greek Fire.



What originally started off as a side project of two members of the band Story of the Year, Greek Fire is now a full-fledged band ready to take over the rock world. With driving, aggressive songs that are already set for radio play, GF should… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – Greek Fire

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

With the month of June kicking off an already great summer, we were hoping that the band of the month would be equally as cool as the season. I believe we have found that band in Greek Fire.



What originally started off as a side project of two members of the band Story of the Year, Greek Fire is now a full-fledged band ready to take over the rock world.… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – Electric Mary

Friday, May 28th, 2010

You’ve seen these guys before when they won our Band of the Week contest but the people decided they wanted more of them. Which is why Australia’s Electric Mary is our Band of the Month for May!



This Melbourne based band are ripping it up down under with their brand of classic rock for the modern rock age. These guys take elements of some of your favorite classic rockers and tweak them a bit to bring us a sound that… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – Electric Mary

Friday, May 28th, 2010

You’ve seen these guys before when they won our Band of the Week contest but the people decided they wanted more of them. Which is why Australia’s Electric Mary is our Band of the Month for May!



This Melbourne based band are ripping it up down under with their brand of classic rock for the modern rock age. These guys take elements of… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – The Muggs

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The month of April was a month where you guys wanted 70′s blues-rock turned up to 11. Congratulations are in order for the new Rock it Out! Blog band of the month: The Muggs!



This Detroit based band brought their old-school influences and sounds to the 21st century and refuse to move forward in time. With songs like “Slow Curve” and “Get It On”, listening to this band will get your mom to think you’re… Read More

RiO! Band of the Month – The Muggs

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The month of April was a month where you guys wanted 70′s blues-rock turned up to 11. Congratulations are in order for the new Rock it Out! Blog band of the month: The Muggs!



This Detroit based band brought their old-school influences and sounds to the 21st century and refuse to move forward in time. With songs like “Slow Curve” and… Read More