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22 Apr 2014 12:53
Back At The Brighton Bar 
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Now that the NJ Winter has released us from its clutches, baseball is being played and we're all getting covered with pollen, it is time to get back to it.

We had previously told you that we were taking a break from playing shows. I guess you can say it was a short break. When you get the chance to open for members of The Plimsouls and Blondie, plans can change.

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Not to worry - we will START PLAYING playing by 8 PM, so yes, it REALLY is an early night.

Hope to see you there!

Jerry / Matt / Mark / Steve

MONDAY, April 28th - 7:30 PM
(featuring members of Blondie and The Plimsouls!)

The Brixton Riot

121 Brighton Ave,
Long Branch, NJ 07740

$10 (Tickets)

28 Jan 2013 09:08
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Palace Amusements

Signal To Noise (Audio)
Signal To Noise (Video)
Hipster Turns 30

Sudden Fiction

Battle Of The Band

09 Sep 2011 11:49
Around The Web 
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Here are our various pages from around the web.

Modern Hymnal Records
Twitter (Band Feed)
Twitter (Jerry)
Twitter (Steve)

09 Sep 2011 11:41
Some Of Our Favorites 
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BBC 6Music
Jon Solomon (WPRB)

09 Sep 2011 11:38
Some Friends 
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Bryan Sargent
Chris Gash
Gary B & The Notions
Mike Ferraro & The Young Republicans
The Anderson Council
The Campbell Apartment
The Seldon Plan

22 Apr 2014 12:52
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4/28/2014 - Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ) - 7:30 PM opening for Split Squad (featuring members of Blondie and The Plimsouls) $10

14 Jul 2011 09:53
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You can buy our music and other TBR related items at the following websites:

CD Baby

09 Jul 2012 08:41
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The Brixton Riot is

Jerry Lardieri - vox/guitar
Mark Wright - guitar
Matt Horutz - drums
Steve Hass - bass/vox

Combining American and English influences, The Brixton Riot fuses elements of 70's power-pop and punk, 80's jangle-rock and 90's indie rock into a sound that is both familiar and distinct. The Replacements, Big Star and The Jam represent only a small fraction of their influences.

The band's debut EP "Sudden Fiction" was recorded over two Saturdays by Don Sternecker (The Feelies, Luna, The Figgs) at Mixolydian Studios in Lafayette, NJ in September 2007. Matt Horutz (formerly of The Love Scene) replaced original drummer Rob Silverman, who left the group in November of 2008.

Work on a full length follow-up started in late 2009 at Dave Harman's Arcade Audio in Union, NJ. With tracking completed, the album was placed in the capable hands of Frank Marchand (The Thermals, Bob Mould, Calexico) to complete the final mixes. Named for the famous Asbury Park landmark that once stood a block from their first rehearsal space, "Palace Amusements" was released in March 2012 on the Brooklyn based Modern Hymnal Recordings.

Press and Reviews

Independent Clauses
New York Music Daily
Mercury Lounge (11/17/08)
Asbury Lanes (07/09/2010)

Sudden Fiction Review Clips

Here are some of the nice things people have said about Sudden Fiction:

"Each song on this EP is a gem...I can't wait for the full length." - Powerpopaholic

"...melding jangly rock and a little bit of country influence, with nods to later-era Replacements, Buffalo Tom, the Lemonheads and maybe a little Teenage Fanclub...no matter what you want to call them, though, there are some damn catchy songs on here that make this an interesting debut and a band I'd like to hear more from again soon! MTQ=5/5" - IndiePages.com

"...reminiscent of The Replacements and fellow Jerseyites The Smithereens... Really good stuff, and here's looking forward to a full-length." - AbsolutePowerPop

"...pop-smart 70's power-pop/ jangley, indie, garagish rockers that write distinctive melodies without selling themselves out... Hooky bits of pop punk (the good stuff) run rampant through all the tunes on "Sudden Fiction"..." - Jersey Beat

"Wow‚?¶only 5 songs by this NJ quartet but they are 5 damn good songs! They sound like a perfect mixture of the guts n' determination of The Jam (or The Clash) mixed with the vulnerability of say, The Replacements. "Battle of the Band" is one of my songs of the year so far but all 5 tunes here are well done. Can't wait for the full-length!" - Dagger

"...These guys LOVE their record collections and this EP is not just promising, it‚??s quality is already *there*. VERY Highly Recommended!" - Not Lame