OK TO BURN nominated for Best Rock CD at the NMMA’s!


Just woke up to some amazing news…looks like our debut EP, OK TO BURN, has been nominated in the Best Rock CD category for the New Mexico Music Awards!! What an honor…can’t believe it! Huge thanks to John Wall for his great ear and stellar guidance…and to Steve Brittenham for his awesome contributions as well!

Rock with us Live at The Vault May 15th!

Ok, friends…we’re thrilled to announce our next show…Thursday, May 15 at The Vault, here in Albuquerque…opening for psychobilly legends The Rocketz from Los Angeles!! Join us if you can…this will be a great night!! See you there!

Check out our new video for “Monogability (Women on the Beach)!”

We shot our brand new video, “Monogability (Women on the Beach)” right here in Albuquerque with an amazing cast of characters – check it out on Youtube and be sure to let us know what you think.

Join Us This Sunday LIVE!


We’re thrilled to announce our first show of the year…and it’s going to be a wild one! We’ve been invited to be the musical entertainment for the grand finale of Sidewinder’s Drag Race… this Sunday, April 13 at 9:30 p.m. The event is the culmination of a six week competition, and it is modeled after the popular TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race. The competition begins this Sunday…more details at the bottom of this post.

We’ll be joined by some surprise special guests, and we’ll be playing some brand new songs for the very first time. We hope you’ll be with us for a most unique evening…we’re honored to be the first live band to ever play at Sidewinder’s, so come join us for a walk on the wild side!!

Its Here!!! ” Sidewinders Drag Race” ! invite your friends! 6 shows at Sidewinders Bar- MARCH 9TH THRU APRIL 13TH! Local & out of town guest performers! Performances By Burlesque Noir!. Albuquerque Civic Chorus,Albuquerque’s Own Duke City Riots!
Doutelle DeVarga!from Santa Fe! and many more amazing acts!Plus !COMPETITION! ONLINE VOTING! BEER BLAST! AND ITS A FREE SHOW!!!!!!!!!

“Sidewinders Drag Race GRAND FINALE”
Sunday, April 13 at 9:30pm
SIDEWINDERS BAR in Albuquerque, New Mexico

We’re Making BIG Progress on Our New Album!

Hello, friends…wanted to update you on a few things. First off, we just finished some great sessions out at Wall Of Sound Studio…we’re almost done recording our first full-length record and we’re quite excited about it! It will be out this summer and we hope to share something from it in the next couple of months. Special thanks to Steve Brittenham for joining us and for laying down some magic!

Second, if you’ve been paying attention lately you know that we’ve been teasing our first video…well, we’re thrilled to announce that we have a release date…April 5, 2014! Can’t wait to share it with you…less than two weeks away!

Finally, an update on our next show…Sunday, April 13…9:30 p.m….at Sidewinder’s in Albuquerque. Join us for a most unique evening…special guests joining us…and it’s free!

Thanks for tuning in…more coming soon! Stylized photo courtesy of Jon Hamilton.

Duke City Riots Release Their Debut EP!

OK TO BURN has landed…and we are quite stoked to share it with you!

You can download it HERE!

If you dig it, let us know on Facebook, Twitter or email us at: dukecityriots@gmail.com.

We are a DIY band so if you feel like donating some coin for strings, gas and studio time, you can do so HERE. We greatly appreciate it!

More than anything, we appreciate you telling your friends about the band! We’re doing this word of mouth, so if you like it…share it! It’s one of the reasons the EP is called OK TO BURN!