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The Riot Before



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Hometown: Richmond, VA (USA)

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The Riot Before is not flashy, it is not fashion, it is not forced, it is not fake. It is simple chords, simply played, with the purpose of giving a home to lyrics written with purity, precision, and passion. It is, at the foundation of everything, sincere –– intensely sincere. These songs exist because they must. Not because there was a demand for them –– there was little –– but because they were too restless to remain locked in the bedroom they were created in. Because they can only find consummation out in the open, in the ears of others. Because they came about as a result of inspiration from art, emotion, and life, and because the writer of these songs cannot be content until he has given away some of that inspiration; which is sacred and, unfortunately, so elusive in our current world. The purpose of these songs is, at the very least, to entertain, and at the very best, to inspire. Thank you for listening.


Reviews

The Riot Before Rebellion [12 inch]

The Riot Before

Rebellion [12 inch] (2010)

Paper + Plastick

The Riot Before / Cheap Girls live in Cleveland

The Riot Before / Cheap Girls

live in Cleveland (2009)

live show

The Riot Before Fists...Out of Sockets

The Riot Before

Fists...Out of Sockets (2009)

Paper + Plastick

The Riot Before Fists Buried in Pockets

The Riot Before

Fists Buried in Pockets (2008)

Say-10

The Riot Before Fists Buried in Pockets [2]

The Riot Before

Fists Buried in Pockets [2] (2008)

Say-10

The Riot Before So Long, The Lighthouse

The Riot Before

So Long, The Lighthouse (2007)

Quote Unquote

The Riot Before Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

The Riot Before

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (2005)

Fall of the West

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Interviews

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Brett Adams (The Riot Before)

Monday, October 20, 2008 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Brett Adams (The Riot Before)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Brett Adams (The Riot Before)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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