Toy Store Riot Bio:
Toy Store Riot is a high energy and jaw dropping four piece rock/punk band based out of the D.C. metro area, looking to revitalize the once thriving scene that resided here and gave rise and to countless iconic bands. Don't let the "PUNK" label fool you, with songs ranging from utter seriousness to absolute hilarity, our simple approach to songwriting and connecting with our fans in an organic nature meshes with our technical abilities and fun loving stage presence to create a polished sound that's arguably radio friendly (If there is such a thing). We've been playing regularly in the local scene, building an organic fan base, and looking to expand our horizons. We've been quite busy lately having played non stop at many places in the region including the Jammin Java Mid Atlantic Battle of the Bands, DC's Velvet Lounge, Baltimore's Sidebar, and Fairfax's Punk Rock BBQ just to name a few. We also just finished the recording of our upcoming EP with Josh Insel at Ambiance Recording Studios/ Zodiac Records (though we've chosen to maintain our "unsigned" status thus far and release the record ourselves for now) and we're eager to continue gaining momentum and booking shows for the fall/winter. We love our city and think it's the perfect place for our fun loving quartet to showcase ourselves while continuing to find venues, labels, promoters, and most importantly fans, to share our passion for punk and exemplify our DIY mantra.