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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 11, 1994
Kakegawa, Japan -- Overcoming astronomical odds, Baltimore's Love Riot bested 25,000 other bands to take the grand prize in a major music competition that concluded here yesterday.The subject of the song performed during the finals was contempt for misdirected failure. "You're always knocking on the wrong people, not the right doors, but then you're just killing time," sang Lisa Mathews, expressing a sentiment that could have been felt by those associated with almost every other band in the contest.
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By LORI SEARS | January 4, 2007
Kid-tested and parent-approved, Milkshake is no ordinary tasty treat. It is, in fact, a popular kids rock band, born out of Baltimore and evolved from the indie-rock band Love Riot. Singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, both members of Love Riot, formed the kids rock band about five years ago after having children. The band, which plays a concert at Beth Tfiloh Congregation on Sunday, has just enough kid appeal and rock 'n' roll spunk to please everyone. Songs, often about child-and-parent love or about life from a kid's-eye-view, are delivered with a rocking, spirited and fun edge.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | December 26, 1999
Neil Sedaka was wrong. Breaking up isn't hard to do, provided you do it right.When Love Riot bade farewell to its fans at Fletcher's in Fells Point last weekend, the band said goodbye the way it knew best -- by having a party. The show doubled as the band's annual Christmas bash, and it boasted all the usual trimmings: a few sweetly rocking Christmas songs; presents for those who could answer "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" trivia questions; and bags of fake snow, gleefully tossed by band and fans alike.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | December 26, 1999
Neil Sedaka was wrong. Breaking up isn't hard to do, provided you do it right.When Love Riot bade farewell to its fans at Fletcher's in Fells Point last weekend, the band said goodbye the way it knew best -- by having a party. The show doubled as the band's annual Christmas bash, and it boasted all the usual trimmings: a few sweetly rocking Christmas songs; presents for those who could answer "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" trivia questions; and bags of fake snow, gleefully tossed by band and fans alike.
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By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 30, 1997
Baltimore band Love Riot performs Friday in the opening scene of the NBC-TV drama "Homicide: Life on the Street," and two members of the group have speaking roles. The show airs at 10 p.m. on WBAL, Channel 11.The local pop artists will sing "Killing Time," a song specially recorded for the episode "The Subway." Vocalist Lisa Mathews and drummer Ron Campbell are cast as subway musicians who witness an accident. In the scene, Mathews and Campbell see commuter John Lange being hit by a train while their band is performing.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
Lisa Mathews, lead singer of local band Love Riot, says it slowly and clearly: "Twen-ty minutes."That's how long she and her band have to play at the Lilith Fair tomorrow. Twenty minutes amounts to about four songs. And choosing those four songs hasn't been a picnic.The thin, porcelain-skinned singer, wild red hair pulled back casually, sat at the bar at Louie's Bookstore Cafe last week with fellow Love Rioter Mikel Gehl to talk about life, Love Riot and Lilith."What the Lilith Fair represents is such a tradition of women singers struttin' their stuff.
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By LORI SEARS | January 4, 2007
Kid-tested and parent-approved, Milkshake is no ordinary tasty treat. It is, in fact, a popular kids rock band, born out of Baltimore and evolved from the indie-rock band Love Riot. Singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, both members of Love Riot, formed the kids rock band about five years ago after having children. The band, which plays a concert at Beth Tfiloh Congregation on Sunday, has just enough kid appeal and rock 'n' roll spunk to please everyone. Songs, often about child-and-parent love or about life from a kid's-eye-view, are delivered with a rocking, spirited and fun edge.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1997
First Night Annapolis is loaded with magicians, dance troupes and classical performers, but every year a band with a slightly harder edge slips in.This year that band is Love Riot.Competing against a dozen folk artists, three dance troupes, seven variety acts and a group of classical musicians, Love Riot is widely known for its dynamic rock melodies and passionate lyrics.It has been playing among Baltimore's basement bands and club performers for several years. Unlike most of them, Love Riot has managed to rise above the local scene, gaining national attention with its debut album last season, "Maybe She Will."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 23, 1994
Will Baltimore become the next Seattle?That rather rosy possibility has been on the minds of many in recent weeks, after a couple of the area's alternative rock acts unexpectedly entered the limelight. First, there was Bovox Clown, an Annapolis-based quintet that beat out 2,500 other aspiring video stars to win the MTV Beach House Band Search last month. Then, just a few weeks ago, the Baltimore quartet Love Riot became the first American band ever to win the Yamaha-sponsored Vision Quest international band competition.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF Intern Joe Grossberg contributed to this article | February 12, 1998
Valentine's Day is a holiday that causes some lonely people to wish they were dead. And it's also a holiday when some people may choose to hang out with the dead.Lisa Matthews, lead singer of local band Love Riot, thinks visiting the resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, the Westminster Burial Ground, Fayette and Greene streets, is a great Valentine's Day activity."There are a lot of nooks and crannies and things you can make out in," says Matthews, a married Charles Village resident. "It's very Gothic and it's got this edge to it."
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
Lisa Mathews, lead singer of local band Love Riot, says it slowly and clearly: "Twen-ty minutes."That's how long she and her band have to play at the Lilith Fair tomorrow. Twenty minutes amounts to about four songs. And choosing those four songs hasn't been a picnic.The thin, porcelain-skinned singer, wild red hair pulled back casually, sat at the bar at Louie's Bookstore Cafe last week with fellow Love Rioter Mikel Gehl to talk about life, Love Riot and Lilith."What the Lilith Fair represents is such a tradition of women singers struttin' their stuff.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF Intern Joe Grossberg contributed to this article | February 12, 1998
Valentine's Day is a holiday that causes some lonely people to wish they were dead. And it's also a holiday when some people may choose to hang out with the dead.Lisa Matthews, lead singer of local band Love Riot, thinks visiting the resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, the Westminster Burial Ground, Fayette and Greene streets, is a great Valentine's Day activity."There are a lot of nooks and crannies and things you can make out in," says Matthews, a married Charles Village resident. "It's very Gothic and it's got this edge to it."
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1997
First Night Annapolis is loaded with magicians, dance troupes and classical performers, but every year a band with a slightly harder edge slips in.This year that band is Love Riot.Competing against a dozen folk artists, three dance troupes, seven variety acts and a group of classical musicians, Love Riot is widely known for its dynamic rock melodies and passionate lyrics.It has been playing among Baltimore's basement bands and club performers for several years. Unlike most of them, Love Riot has managed to rise above the local scene, gaining national attention with its debut album last season, "Maybe She Will."
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By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 30, 1997
Baltimore band Love Riot performs Friday in the opening scene of the NBC-TV drama "Homicide: Life on the Street," and two members of the group have speaking roles. The show airs at 10 p.m. on WBAL, Channel 11.The local pop artists will sing "Killing Time," a song specially recorded for the episode "The Subway." Vocalist Lisa Mathews and drummer Ron Campbell are cast as subway musicians who witness an accident. In the scene, Mathews and Campbell see commuter John Lange being hit by a train while their band is performing.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 23, 1994
Will Baltimore become the next Seattle?That rather rosy possibility has been on the minds of many in recent weeks, after a couple of the area's alternative rock acts unexpectedly entered the limelight. First, there was Bovox Clown, an Annapolis-based quintet that beat out 2,500 other aspiring video stars to win the MTV Beach House Band Search last month. Then, just a few weeks ago, the Baltimore quartet Love Riot became the first American band ever to win the Yamaha-sponsored Vision Quest international band competition.
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By Thomas Easton and Thomas Easton,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 11, 1994
Kakegawa, Japan -- Overcoming astronomical odds, Baltimore's Love Riot bested 25,000 other bands to take the grand prize in a major music competition that concluded here yesterday.The subject of the song performed during the finals was contempt for misdirected failure. "You're always knocking on the wrong people, not the right doors, but then you're just killing time," sang Lisa Mathews, expressing a sentiment that could have been felt by those associated with almost every other band in the contest.
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May 11, 1999
Pee Wee PreaknessBaltimore schoolkids race hobby horses across Federal Hill Park for prizes. Begins at noon. Free. Call 410-837-4636.Miller Lite Party NitesAnnual street parties on Water Street downtown continue with performances by Indigenous, the Nields and Love Riot. Begins at 5 p.m. Must be 21 to enter. $3.For details on events, call 410-837-3030.Pub Date: 5/11/99
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By Nathan Pitts | May 23, 1996
In association with the annual National Association of Independent Record Distributors convention being held this weekend at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, jazz harpist Cindy Horstman will perform at 6: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Borders Espresso Cafe, 415 York Road. Also, classical guitarist Gordon Kreplin will perform there Sunday at 3 p.m. The concerts are free. Call (410) 321-4265 for information.Kevin Kadish, Cubic Feet and Love Riot will perform at the Eight by Ten Club at 10 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $5; free with NAIRD badge.
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