RiO! Band of the Week – Broken End Stereo

Monday, October 25th, 2010

For our band of the week, we head down to Tucson, AZ to give praise to the band called Broken End Stereo. They’re cool enough for you to listen to on your own, but also good enough to listen to with your girlfriend without making her think you’re less of a man.

An alternative rock band with a lean towards pop, this five-piece group would definitely be a perfect fit for festivals like Warped Tour and Bamboozle. Yes,… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – Drugstore Fanatics

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

We got ourselves a doozy for the RiO! Band of the Week. They hail from Los Angeles and they’re known as Drugstore Fanatics.

Dark, moody rock with a Nine Inch Nails feel to it, Drugstore Fanatics also claim A Perfect Circle, Tool and The Mars Volta to be their major influences. It’s safe to say that they actually tap into those influences as opposed to listing them just to sound cool. You can hear it on their song “Hangman”… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – American Fangs

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Our Band of the Week comes to us from Houston, Texas but these dudes aren’t any type of cowboys…because they’d technically be Texans fans right? I mean, isn’t it a crime for someone from Houston to be a Cowboys fan? Even back when their team was the Oilers? OK, now I’m ranting. Guys, make some noise for American Fangs.

There are a lot of ways someone could describe this band but I’m gonna stick… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – The Cheaters

Friday, September 10th, 2010

They may be from Baltimore but our band of the week sounds nothing like what a band from “murdertown” should. Ladies and Punks, I give you The Cheaters.

Honestly, the best way to describe the sound of the Maryland foursome is written right on their website: Whiskey-fueled, home-fried rock and roll. Since recording their first album in 2006, these guys have been on the rock music hustle. They’ve been playing to… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – The Hard Lessons

Monday, August 30th, 2010

It’s been a while since we’ve a had a band represent Detroit as our Band of the Week. Luckily, all the bands from the Motor City have been completely stellar and this one’s no different. I present to you The Hard Lessons.

They’re an indie-rock duo that also happen to be newlyweds. Augie and Korin Visocchi, along with Ryan Vandeberghe, bring a mixture of indie-rock with alt-garage and a bit of funk’s… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – Rise To Remain

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The UK is back with a vengeance this week as our band of the week is loud, brash and unafraid to be British. They are Rise To Remain.

A five piece metal band from London, these boys are no strangers to the metal spotlight. They’ve toured with already established acts including Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium and Shadows Fall and have shows planned with Korn and As I Lay Dying. So based on the company they keep, you can… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – Burn The Moment

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

They’re young, they’re ambitious, they’re loud and they’re from New Jersey. Behold our new RiO! Band of the Week: Burn The Moment.

Yes, they have babyfaces but don’t let it fool you. This Toms River, NJ band brings a pop/punk sound that actually won’t annoy the shit outta you. Actually, it may even make some of you fans of the genre. Plus, how can you have a band who’s letting you download… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – The Wild Gulloots

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The UK takes center stage this week as the band we’re featuring hails from Bristol and they’re known as The Wild Gulloots.

This alt-rock band, who has been together since 2007, could easily open for bands like Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys or Kasabian. Their sound is that brash, UK rock noise that we all know and love so dearly. Plus, how could you not love a band that has that face in the picture as part of the band?Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – Hollowick

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Canada, once again, steps up to represent the rock music world as our new Band of the Week hails from Oshawa, Ontario. A round of applause, everyone, for the band Hollowick.

This trio of rockers only have one song on their as of right now and it’s called “Timebomb.” But the song is an explosion of sound all packed within two and a half minutes. These guys… Read More

RiO! Band of the Week – Greek Fire

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Our new band of the week hails from St. Louis, MO and has roots in an already established band. Say hello to Greek Fire.

Greek Fire is the side project of Ryan Phillips and Philip Sneed, guitarists for the band Story of the Year. The band was formed back in 2009 and are planning to release their debut album sometime in 2010. The music is loud, raucous and a great listen. You can check out their tracks over at their