Welcome Boys and Girls!

Welcome to the official Sunshine Riot website! Sunshine Riot is a nationally touring indie band out of Boston whose sound might be most aptly described as Johnny Cash meets Kurt Cobain. With a relentless DIY attitude, the band has gained favorable press all over the country and established itself as one of the most electric live acts in the game today.

We write honest, American music. We are who you are.

Check out their b
rand new record, "A Fresh Bottle & A Brand New Day" available now on Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and everywhere else (including right here!).
"This band has it all"
-Feedback Fury (Michigan)

"One of the most remarkable live acts Boston has produced in a long, long time"
-The Observer (Nashville)

"With resounding drum lines and a set of vocals that are Cobain-tinged, Sunshine Riot keep the tempo quick and inviting to listeners"
-Neufutur Magazine (Akron OH)

"They’ve been described as Johnny Cash meets Curt Cobain and their relentless touring across the country is garnering them an ever growing fan base of college students and fans of original music that doesn’t suck"
-Skope Magazine

"Grit and the most raucous Americana sound that combines the angst of Nirvana with the temperament of Wilco"
-Rockwired.com (Albuquerque New Mexico) 

"Great, Genre-defying songwriting"
-The Daily Dose (Providence)

"This vocal presence is clear-eyed and softly intimate, and yet, it's also a rockin' one . . . raspy, ranty and maybe even a little out of hand!"
-Boston Band Crush (Boston)

"Great, soulful band. . . a favorite of mine"
-George Dussault, 16 time grammy nominated producer

"Their music and ability to connect with fans is just awesome"

-Sounds of Boston

"The album has tinges of rockabilly, alt country and blues, but from beginning to end, there is one constant: the foundation of Sunshine Riot’s pure and raw rock and roll — and that’s by design."

"A rollicking rock and roll snarl mixed with a rootsy Americana sound . . . a hybrid of genres that is so exciting!"
ReadTheHorn.com (Austin TX)

"This dynamic Boston outfit deliver a winning surplus of pure, thrilling sonic pow on their debut full length."

"Sunshine Riot encapsulate all that can be great with rock and roll if you don't over-think it."

"Sunshine Riot take no prisoners with their galloping rock energy and urgent vocals."
-Glide Magazine
"Sunshine Riot’s stage presence, a wild and punk audacity that infected the room."
"Catchier than the flu"
-Berkleegroove.com (Boston)

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Previous events


Rockin at the DuG OuT

Dug Out, Cottage St, Franklin

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Live on 91.5 - Rolling Stone Presents

Live on 91.5 - Rolling Stone Presents, Boston, MA

Dial us up this Tueday. We'll be performing a few songs as well as playing a few off of our upcoming EP, The Cure For Sleep, as part of a Boston wide battle of the bands sponsored by Rolling Stone.

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Bar @ The End Of The World w/ Milquetoast

Bar @ The End Of The World w/ Milquetoast, 108 cambridge st, Charlestown, MA

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Jake's, 373 Richmomd, Providence, RI

With Sounder!!

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston Rock City, MA

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Otto's Shrunken Head

Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St, New York, New York

From the mainland to the island, we're taking over New York, one dive bar at a time

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The Living Room

The Living Room, 23 Rathbone, Providence, RI

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Tammany Hall w- Special Guest Milquetoast!!

Tammany Hall w- Special Guest Milquetoast!!, 43 Pleasent St, Worcester, MA

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KC's Tap

KC's Tap, Pawtucket, RI

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Trash Bar

Trash Bar, 256 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York

Come have some fun in NYC with Sunshine Riot. Just 6 bux! Free Beer!!!

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Tammany Hall

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Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA

With special guest Schythe!

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The Wheel House w/ Formal Action

The Wheel House w/ Formal Action, 294 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI

18+  10 bux 21+ $5 at the door

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Church (Its a club)

Church (Its a club), 69 Kilmaronic St, Boston, MA

We’ve been invited to play the Boston Music Festival, a week long extravaganza that draws tens of thousands of music fans to our neat little town. Yeah, its a Monday, but fuck it, come. Amen, go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

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The Living Room

The Living Room, 23 Rathbone St, Providence, RI

Allrighty all you Providential-I-don't-give-a-rat's-ass-about-anything-unless-it's-on-Thayer-Street-urchins, time for you to get up and get out of that hypnotizing hipster hulabaloo and see the other, more rustic side of Providence. Why, you could see the famous barbed wire fence Buddy Cianci jumped over trying to escape prosecution, or see the ratty-run-down remains of Zox's old tour bus(careful, one of them still lives there!) or even some of the buckets that were used by the lovely school children during the blizzard of the previous winter. And then after a bit of sightseeing, why not check us out at the Living Room? 

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The Abbey Lounge

The Abbey Lounge, 3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA

Yes, its a wednesday night. Yes, its late. But fuck it, yer young. Come on down for a stiff drink and some loud music.

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Harper's Ferry

Harpers Ferry, Brighton Ave, Allston Rock City, MA

Come on down for a little Sunday night fun, SSR will be playing as part of a CNC productions showcase of the finest up and coming indie rock talent in New England.

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