Thank you, Taos!!!

We enjoyed a most exceptional time in Taos this past weekend….massive thanks to Lynn Marie Rusaw, Jose Ponce, Dawn Richardson, and the entire Taos Solar Music Festival staff…image…it was a top notch experience the entire way through. A hearty toast to all of our new friends…can’t wait to see you all again soon!! Cheers!!!

Calling all fans!! We need your votes!!

We’re finalists for a chance to open the Taos Solar Music Fest in a couple weeks, but we need your help!! It’s very easy and it’s quick…here’s what you do:

Click the link below…it will take you to the Taos Solar Music Fest’s Facebook page…when you get there, Like the page.

After Liking the page, the Fan of the Band tab will appear…click that tab.

You will see six videos…find the one that says Duke City Riots, and click the “Vote” button over the video. That’s it…you are done, and you’ve just proven that you support local Indie music!

Thanks so so much for your support…we have some great things coming your way very soon!! Here’s the link:

Our new song…it’s called US…check it out!

As promised, here’s the song we just shot the video for…it’s called US. This dish is best served loud with a side of devil horns. Enjoy!



New video underway…


Had a blast working on our new video recently…huge props to ‪Scott‬ Saiz, ‪Dustin Richardson and ‪Neil‬ Duran for a job well done. Much appreciation to ‪Jon‬ Hamilton, ‪‎Jodie‬ Douglass Parker, ‪Alissa‬ Sanchez, ‪Sherry‬ Haworth and Mary Stone for a multitude of things. Kudos to our talented actors and actresses…you made us proud! And finally, tons of gratitude to my understanding and super cool neighbors who “rolled with it” that crazy weekend…we owe you one! Check back Friday and we’ll share the song…
Duke City Riots’s photo.

Monogability (Women On The Beach) nominated for Best Video by the New Mexico Music Awards

We just found out that our video for Monogability (Women On The Beach) was nominated by the New Mexico Music Awards for Best Video!! Huge thanks to everyone involved and to the folks at NMMA for the nomination. Congrats to all of the finalists…we’ll see you May 30 at Sandia Casino for the awards show!! Here is a list of all the nominees…check it out!

The New Mexico Music Awards | Winners Listings

The Wait is Almost Over…

Didn’t mean to be away so long…but we’ve been busy. One more night in the studio and we’ll be finished with our new record. We’ll be sharing something from it shortly…

Photo courtesy of J.M. Hamilton Photography.

FOUND YOU OUT: Our first single from the upcoming album ‘Land of Entrapment’!

Music & Coffee, Bitch.

DCR’s own Shannon Haworth brewed up some disgusting sludge in the latest episode of “Music & Coffee, Bitch over at the Radio Mystic Music Network. Drop by and give it a listen. We’re pretty sure Shannon has a future in… well, there’s gotta be SOMETHING he’s good at. Way to go , bro!



“OK To Burn” Direnotes Review is up!

A grateful toast to Keith Ham of Direnotes for the solid review of Ok To Burn…and to Charley’s 33’s and CDs for making it possible! Nice way to start a Monday…thanks mucho!!!

REVIEW: Duke City Riots – OK to Burn EP

Band: Duke City Riots
Album: OK to Burn
Genre: Experimental Rock
Albuquerque, New Mexico

My wife happens to reside in the mountainous city of Albuquerque in New Mexico (a.k.a. Not Quite Real Mexico But Getting There). So, naturally when I’m somewhere completely unknown and unbelievably temperate – I gravitate towards places familiar.  It took me a while but I managed to find a rather good record store not too far from where she’s at. And here I find DUKE CITY RIOTS ‘OK to Burn‘ sitting there with ‘FREE’ written on its shrink wrap. To say the least, I was confused and expecting something entirely awful to be given out free. I mean, I’ve heard some unbelievably bad bands at least sell their CD’s for a few bucks with moderate success – why was this free? Answer is: I have no idea.

You see, DUKE CITY RIOTS is not even close to bad. Granted, I’m not expert in the realm of rock or that particular scene but as someone who delves into a genre where people scream and yell for a hobby – I have to say that ‘OK to Burn‘ provided the break I needed with a sufficient irony in its lyrics to feed my relentless cynicism. Also, these guys really know what they are going for and don’t really bother to bombard you with over-the-top technicality or anything – the simplicity really shines here. There is a sort of Rockabilly sensibility to this EP as well, so expect some really decent anthem’s to come out of ‘OK to Burn‘ – especially with the song ‘Monagability (Women on the Beach)‘ which even the band seems to know is the main highlight of this EP.

DUKE CITY RIOTS is for those who crave something new in the tired little niche they call Rock (real rock, not Pop-rock). You aren’t going to get solo’s and you aren’t going to get anything overtly over the top but you’ll get something incredibly fun with ‘OK to Burn‘. And, personally, this shouldn’t have been free – I’m almost ashamed to have not supported these guys with a purchase! Stuff like this belongs on the shelf.


One of us has REPRODUCED!!! It’s a glorious day!

We’re gonna take a quick break from finishing up our album to introduce the newest member of the DCR family, miss Skye Bella Haworth…born on Monday, August 11th! Congrats to the proud parents, Shannon and Sherry…now get back to work, guys!!