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VIDEO: The Charlie Watts Riots’ “Bottom”

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The Charlie Watts Riots have just released the official video for “Bottom,” the lead-off single from the band’s new sophomore album, A Break in the Weather. The band celebrated the album’s release last month with a double-header performance at LarkFest and Valentine’s Music Hall.

And the album is starting to generate some rave reviews, too. Here are excerpts from a few of them:



Five Firsts: Mike Pauley of the Charlie Watts Riots

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Charlie Watts Riot

The Charlie Watts Riot (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

NAME: Mike Pauley
BAND AFFILIATION: The Charlie Watts Riots

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASWho’s Next by the Who. It was a cassette, and I pretty much played it until it caught on fire.


Win FREE Tickets to the Charlie Watts Riots’ CD Release Party @ Valentine’s, 9/21/13

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Charlie Watts Riots

Charlie Watts Riots

The Charlie Watts Riots are back with their long-awaited sophomore album – and they’re coming back in a big way with a double-header CD release party on Saturday (September 21).

The power-trio popsters’ smashing new 11-song album is titled A Break in the Weather, and that’s exactly what they might need because the early weather reports aren’t all that sunny for Saturday afternoon when guitarist Seth Powell, bassist Mike Pauley and drummer Joe Putrock will be cranking out their delicious power-pop nuggets at LarkFest in Albany.

But never fear… Even if things do get a bit damp outside on Saturday afternoon, it’s pretty much guaranteed that it will be all dry and toasty later that same evening when the boys invade Valentine’s Music Hall for their official CD release bash, which is also serving as the LarkFest after-party.


The Charlie Watts Riots’ New Song & Video

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

As we wrote about recently, the Charlie Watts Riots worked with three-time Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz on their hotly anticipated sophomore album, A Break in the Weather, which is slated for release on the MCDMAN label.


Live: The Lemonheads @ Northern Lights, 1/12/12

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Evan Dando

Evan Dando

Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

Just before the Lemonheads appeared onstage at Northern Lights to play their much-loved 1992 album “It’s a Shame About Ray” in entirety, a fan opined skeptically, “This could be very good, or it could be an unmitigated disaster.”

Really, it ended up being neither. Or both. Depending on whom you asked.


LIVE: Super 400 @ Revolution Hall, 12/23/11

Thursday, January 5th, 2012
Super 400

Super 400

Review by Fred Rudofsky
Photographs by Timothy Reidy

“Could it be true? Revolution Hall is going to be rocking like in its heyday?” That was the predominant thought likely rattling in the minds of those walking into Revolution Hall on the chilly Friday eve before Christmas Eve. With Super 400 headlining a triple bill – also featuring the Charlie Watts Riots and Fort Rooster – to ring out 2011 and stock the shelves of a local food food bank, the answer was a resounding yes!

Sure, the interior of Revolution Hall had changed quite a bit since its jarring transition to a special events venue, but the vibe before Super 400 went on was one of intense anticipation and good will. Once on stage, the finest rock trio on the scene today ripped into “Needle Down” from their recent masterpiece “Sweet Fist” and never let up. A pair of songs from “3 and the Beast” – “Push Back Now” and “It’s Gonna Burst” – realigned the shockras of everybody from the floor to the balconies, while “Green Grass End” had many singing along to its irresistible chorus. Bassist Lori Friday took the lead vocals on the funky original “Flashlight,” and “On Fire” had folks out on the dance floor.


LIVE: Super 400 & the Charlie Watts Riots @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 9/17/11

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Super 400

Super 400

Yes, it was the official LarkFest after party, but it was more than that. It was a celebration of a coming together, as well as a departure.

Super 400 and the Charlie Watts Riots teamed up for a dynamite double bill over at Valentine’s Music Hall that kept the rockin’ going on well past dark.


LIVE: Super 400/Charlie Watts Riots @ McGeary’s, 7/7/11

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Charlie Watts Riot

It was a Charlie Watts Riot

Three is a magic number.

A pair of Nippertown trios graced the outdoor McGeary’s Summer Stage last Thursday for the Alive at 5 after-party. Leading off the night was the superb Charlie Watts Riots, who are new to the trio configuration. If anything, it makes guitarist Seth Powell, bassist Mike Pauley and drummer Joe Putrock sound more immediate. The nattily clad lads led off the set with a barrage of tracks from their CD “Long Story Short,” followed by healthy helping of new, post-CD tunes that more than held their own. They closed with a cover of the Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” The Charlie Watts Riot are downright Canadian in their Power Trio-ness!


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