Monday, November 24, 2014

It's Music Video Time!!!

We are getting ready to shoot our first music video!!  We have pulled no stops with this one!!  We've put in a lot of time, creativity and money... but something was missing.  Something that makes us... "us". We racked our brains trying to figure out what was missing.... then it hit us.  We aren't "us"... without YOU!!  As cliche as it sounds, we need our fans!! 

We're sooting the video on January 11th, 2015, and we are allowed to bring 10 fans along to participate in the music video!

Here are answers to the most common questions;
Q: What would I be doing in the video?
A: Just rocking out to a DFR show!  We're playing a medley of songs, and we need a group of people who are willing to stand in front of us and dance and rock out to us!

Q: How long will I need to be there?
A: You'll need to arrive by 4:30pm. You could potentially be there until midnight.  (Like I said, we're going all-out on this). Very unlikely you'd be there until midnight, but possible. So you'd need to be prepared to stay that long just in case.

Q: If we're staying from 4:40-midnight, is dinner provided?
A: Hell no. You have a job, you can buy your own dinner.

Q: What do I need to wear?
A: What you would wear to any of our shows!  No costumes, no logos, no photos and no text on your shirts please. Just go with solid colors or prints. Dress normal... but look good b/c this video will be seen across America!

Q: How do I get selected as 1 of the 10 people?
A: Simple. Email us and tell us why you want in! Our email is our band name at Tell us your name, age and phone number.

Q: Can I bring a friend 
A: Nope.  This is an invite only event, so if you want to bring a friend... make sure you put info for everyone you want to attend in the email so we can consider you all. (All attendees must be 21, and you will need to sign a release.)

We hope you're all as excited about this as we are, and we look forward to partying with some of you on January 11th!

Note: No alcohol will be allowed on set.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


That's right ladies & gents... we are proud to announce the release of our 2nd beer!!  But we couldn't just do it the way we did it last time... we had to go a bit bigger of course.  We've decided to make a day of it, and create a festival... "Quiet Fest".

October 4, 2014 will mark what will hopefully be the first of many festivals of its kind.  It will be held at Alpha Brewing Co in downtown St. Louis starting at 4pm. There will be BBQ for sale all evening, and of course good music.  We've gathered up some of the best acoustic acts throughout St. Louis to put together the following epic lineup:

Mixed Emotions
Jason Cole
Shauna Young
Steve Hunt
Tricky -n- M.E.
Leland's Road
Mark Boemler, and of course....
Dance Floor Quiet.

The show starts at 4pm and goes until midnight.  (Enjoy photos of tese lovely people below. Except ours... you know what we look like.)

OH YEAH... the beer.  We wanted to add a little more... "us" to it this time.  Not just by branding it, but by making the name of the beer coincide with what we do as well.  We came up with... "Hop, Lock & Drop It".  Think about it, let the word play and wittiness set in, then smirk on your own time.  Here's a sneek peak at the label!

This beer will be a pale ale, and will be available both in draught and bottled form at the brewery that night.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

2 Wild and Crazy Shows!!

We have 2 geat shows coming up in the next month;

1. The owners of Ballpark Village were kind enough to as us to play their SEC Block Party, which will be a HUGE party at their Kansas City location (Power & Light District) featuring local & national SEC personalities and celebrities plus SEC Championship Game ticket raffles and memorabilia silent auctions... and of course yours truly playing through it all.  This is all going down on July 22nd starting at 6 pm.

2. We'll be playing for the 1st Annual "Q & Brew in the Lou" presented by the Riverfront Times.  This beer fest will take place on August 23rd starting at 4pm inside St. Louis Union Station's South Plaza. While you're there, you can pick up samples from your favorite local microbreweries, and enjoy 'cue from Sugarfire Smoke House, Rib Shack and Bully's Smokehouse. We'll be providing the live music and there will be goodies from plenty of local vendors. Summer in St. Lou with beer and barbecue: What better way to spend a late-summer day?! (You can buy tickets HERE)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Our Pinnacle Thus Far.

Last night we hit what most would say has been the pinnacle of DFR's journey to this point.  We were the very first band to EVER play at Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO.  We stood elbow to elbow with some of St. Louis' elite (Mayor Slay, Governor Nixon, Charlie Dooley, Al Hrabosky, Murphy Lee, etc as the owners of this entire organization rounded the employees in the center of this beautiful establishment and gave one hell of a pep talk!  The final phrase uttered to the staff was "Let's go out there and kick some ass!" Not only that, but we were sitting in awe as 400+ people were still walking around frantically putting the final touches on perfection. Construction workers carrying out drywall and ladders, employees learning their job titles, red rope getting put up, news anchors broadcasting live, testing the retractable roof, etc. Then at 6pm when the VIP's were allowed in, it all came together like a well-oiled machine. Mike shook the hand of one of the owners who made the decision to use DFR and thanked him, and he stopped his frantic rush to the opposite side of the building to smile and say "Guys, do me a favor, and just kick some serious ass tonight."  Very cool.

The owners of Ballpark Village have been very supportive of Dance Floor Riot from Day 1, and we have done everything in our power to make sure we are bringing our A-Game to them each and every single time we step foot on their establishment.  When we got the call about playing the Grand Opening we were more than thrilled. To know that we would literally be the first band to ever play a live show there, is humbling.  Then, to find out we would be opening for Third Eye Blind simply put it over the top.  This news was given to us when we took our initial tour of BPV back when it was still drywall and tape and we could barely hold onto the news.

Below is a picture of our show there last night. This was during our sound check.

We played 2 hours straight... no break.  This did cause us to not personally greet some of you as usual, but as mentioned earlier... we want to give it our all.  There was an overwhelming response by you, the fans.  These next pictures speak volumes about you all. 


There was a line to get into BPV for the Third Eye Blind concert that was easily 3 blocks long, if not more... and everyone in these pictures... was not in it. That means you committed to seeing us, and that is simply amazing.  You didn't care to see Ballpark Village. You didn't care to see Third Eye Blind.  You were there to see us. Little known fact: Third Eye Blind was amongst you all watching our show from 7:30-8!

We were a part of history.  And in 10 days from the date of this blog posting, we will be back there again, playing on the very same stage Third Eye Blind played on last night for the Cardinals' Home Opener, which will undoubtedly be a madhouse... and we can not wait.  Then 11 days later we will be releasing our own branded beer for public purchase/consumption.  We are growing every year, and couldn't do it without all of you.  From each and every single member of Dance Floor Riot... "Thank You".

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DFR wants YOU to see Miley Cyrus live!!

As you know... we've been very blessed lately.  We're opening for Third Eye Blind on Thursday, March 27th at the Grand Opening of Ballpark Village, we're getting our own beer, we're going to be playing at the Fox Sports Midwest Live! stage at the cardinal's Home Opener on April 7th, etc.

Well, we've been getting so much love lately that we wanted to give a little back to you all since, let's be honest, we would not be where we are today without all of you. *tear*

We are going to give away a pair of tickets to see Miley Cyrus live in St. Louis on April 16th!!

How can you win these tickets??  Easy... make a sign.  We want to see signs at the Grand Opening of Ballpark Village that say "I Came to see Dance Floor Riot!!" or something along those lines.

We want the suits over at Ballpark Village to rest assured they have chosen the right band, so the bigger and bolder... the better!!

We will pick a winner live on stage between 7-9pm!! 

*The picture of Eddie's face on Miley's body above has absolutely no relevence. It's just funny.

Monday, March 17, 2014

DFR's 5th Birthday Celebration!!

As you know by now, we like to celebrate our birthday each year with a huge party.  Last year we brought in actor Derek Miller to host the event, played a badass show with "Those Guys" at Blueberry Hill, gave away a bunch of movie/music schwag and released our very first CD.  This year is different.  Very different.

The party will be held on Friday, April 18th at Alpha Brewing Company in downtown St. Louis. "Why a brewery?" you ask... well because we will be revealing a limited edition Rye IPA specifically made for/after us appropriately called "Ryot".  That's right... a Dance Floor Riot beer!    The beer will be on tap for one night only at the brewery, and a limited supply of bottled product will be available that night as well.  The beer is brewed and bottled by the brew masters of Alpha, AND the fellas of Dance Floor Riot!

It gets even cooler... beginning Saturday, April 19th you will be able to get your own "Ryot" bottles in select stores such as Randall's Wines & Spirits, Friar Tuck's, The Wine & Cheese Place, Local Harvest, Lukas Liquors, Bombay Liquors, 21st Amendment Beer Bar and Craft Beer Cellar!  This will be a limited run to coincide with the season so be sure to buy yours before they're sold out!

Getting even more cool... the first 100 people through the door that night to purchase a "Ryot" IPA on draught will get a limited edition "DFR/Alpha Brewing Co" pint glass to drink it from and take home!  The first beer will be $7, and refills will be at regular brewery prices. ($5 - $7 on average).

Still getting cooler... our friends at Steve's Hot Dogs on The Hill will be on-hand that night slinging hot dogs to crave your appetite.  They will have 2-3 dog varieties, including the "Riot Starter" which was also created by the members of DFR!

Yes, it still gets even cooler... there will NOT be a performance by Dance Floor Riot at this party.  Nope, been done.  At this party we will have the debut performance by Dance Floor Quiet! Obviously you're wondering what the heck that is... well it's the acoustic version of Dance Floor Riot.  We'll be stripped down (not like that you perv) and playing a short set to get you all acquainted.  We're keeping the performing to a minimum, as this night will be more about all of US partying with all of YOU.  All 6 members of DFR, plus our 2 subs Josh & Mitch will be in attendence!

One more cool thing won't hurt... right?!  Monster Energy has jumped on board to help us sponsor this event, and we have 100 FREE Monster Goodie Bags to give away!!

Tow more cool things that is... we will have AT LEAST one guest artist singing besides us!!  Their identity will remain a secret though... show up to find out who!

Alpha Brewing Company is located at 1409 Washington Ave in the rear behind Hiro Asian Kitchen.  The party begins at 7pm and goes until midnight.  REMEMBER, the first 100 people can take home the limited edition DFR/Alpha Brewing Co pint glass.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The DFR Mardi Gras Challenge!!

For the past 3 years we have been playing a show in downtown St. Louis for the Mardi Gras festivities, played a show the night before, and then played another show that same night at a different venue.  And every year, a handful of you PROMISE us that you will make a weekend out of it and just hang with us and go to all 3 shows. Yet only 1 of you has actually done this... ever. And even that brave soul didn't last the entire time.

This has inspired the "DFR Mardi Gras Challenge".  We want to see how many of you can "party like a rock star" and actually make the commitment to hang with us at all 3 shows this year.

Here are the 3 requirements for the challenge, should you choose to accept it;

Step 1. Come pre-party with us on Friday, Feb 28th at Sky Music Lounge in Ballwin.  This show is 9-1, and we're playing with friends of ours, "Black Tie Affair".  The lead singer of "Black Tie Affair" is actually going to be on the upcoming season of "The Voice"... so come party with him (and us of course) before he's out of our league! To successfully complete Step 1, you must remain at the show from 9-1.

Step 2. Come find us at Mardi Gras. (March 1st)  We'll be at the float staging area prior to the actual parade, and then we'll be in the parade as well.  Obviously it will be much easier to do so before the parade at the staging area, but if you can get our attention during the parade, that works too.  We'll be on the Monster Energy float. Or if you can manage to find one of us wandering around after the parade too, that works.  OR you can photograph us as we drive past you in the parade and tag us on Facebook or Twitter.  You get the point... Just find us.

Step 3. Come to our Mardi Gras After Party at River City Casino.  This show is in Judy's Velvet Lounge and is from 8-midnight on March 1st.  You must get there at 8 and make it until midnight to complete the challenge.

We're not quite sure what the prize(s) will be, if any... maybe a personalized T-Shirt?!  But when any of you pansies think "There's no way anyone can do that!!" just remember... there are 6 of us who WILL be doing that. Not to mention we'll be playing our best for 3-4 hours at all 3 of these shows.  You simply get to come and just party!

So... you up for the challenge?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Big News in 2014. Part 1.

So as you know we've been hyping our huge announcements for 2014 for some time now, and we will now reveal to you one of those announcements.

We have 2 new members.  Not full-time band members though, "substitutes" per say.

First up is Mitch.  We used Mitch last year when Seth was not able to make a couple shows.  This year Seth's original band "Media Ghost" will be playing out more, which means you might see a bit more of Mitch!
Mitch is not new to the music scene whatsoever... having played in several bands such as Smack Daddy, Way Back Weekend, Lithium and currently plays in the Swamp-Metal band Slampig. 

Next up is Josh Ramsey.  As most of you know, Joe is expecting his first child to arrive mid-April and will want (need) some time off... which is where Josh comes in!!  DFR will be Josh's first band experience and is STOKED to make his debut.

The picture above is from one of Josh's first two appearances with the band.  He has sat in on a couple songs at Cafe Eau and at Helen Fitzgerald's, and you'll be seeing a lot more of him soon!

We have a lot more announcements coming in the next 2-3 months.  Both of these gentlemen will be stocking up on black button-ups and ties in the meantime, but keep checking back here in the weeks to come!! This, albeit a big announcement, is actually the smallest of our upcoming news!!