5-4 May the 4th be With You

May 6, 2019 Concert Reviews, Live Music, Riot Scene Events

A long time ago in a brewery far, far away… There was a battle of prolific proportion, a battle where beer was spilt, strings were severed, and faces were melted. 

Five stellar acts paired with a full day of Star Wars movies and freshly cooked BBQ were the perfect combo to celebrate the day we nerds look forward to every year. When the grill fired up for the crowd that showed up earlier than advertised, we started with crowd choice – Episode 4. As the crowd funneled in, some in their favorite costumes and masks, the bands started setting up sound and stage right in front of the movie screen.

It was at that moment we made the decision to KEEP THE MOVIES PLAYING behind every band! The music started as the sun went down with Deathboys high-energy punk, and the party was officially started! Followed by newcomers Alpha Apex; they came out and immediately showed their authority on the stage with some of the heaviest and most active metal Legacy Brewing had seen until then. All the way from Orange County, The Arson Choir brought an awesome crowd and showed the San Diego scene whats going on up there! As a first show with Riot Scene, Fire and Flesh secured their spot with us as they blasted out their first track, backed with lightsaber battles, tie-fighter dogfights, and the epic battles of the still-playing movies! Closing out the night, Blackcast brought a serious riot! After just dropping a new cover of the chart topper ‘Old Town Road’ they started at full throttle getting the packed crowd moving around tables and spilling beers!

Couldn’t be happier that we started this early in the day, it was such a great experience seeing the bands interacting with eachother, the friends and fam, and the Riot Scene camp. Some of the pictures won’t make the website – but the hosted video of Blackcast covering ‘Old Town Road’ will – sorry boys! Haha

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Artist Series #1 – Jordan Pickens

San Diego tattoo artist Jordan Pickens contributed this phenomenal illustration to support this event. Huge thank you for collaborating with us on this piece, posters will be available in our online store. Jordan continues to draw original illustrations, art pieces, and give some killer tattoo work.

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Blackcast – Old Town Road

Only available HERE on the RiotScene.net blog, the heavy metal face melting cover of the Lil Nas X Billy Ray Cyrus chart topper! Sharp guitar and heavy drums give a solid backbone to this wall shaking cover.

Check out some of the promo from the show, don’t miss out on the next one!

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The man, the myth, the legend. Peter Amirato, the mind behind Riot Scene. With an extensive background in web and graphic design, working in marketing leadership across multiple industries, Peter has turned his focus on building a brand centered around supporting the local music scene and the creatives that fuel it.

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