“She Can Only Imagine (2012 Demo)” Released on SLK Records


Another demo recorded way back in 2012 at MacroSound Studios (RIP) in Union, NJ, is finally re-released in 2020.




“She Can Only Imagine” was part of the band’s first ever video….watch it here.

More to come in the ’21!

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SLK Records Releases 2014 “Proof of Us” Single from Rent Party’s 5th Anniversary Collection CD .

SLK Records third release out today!!!


“Proof of Us” was Dollar Store Riot’s first official single release back in 2014 as part of Rent Party’s 5th Anniversary Collection CD.

All the proceeds from the sale of this double CD went to help fight hunger in the SOMA, NJ community.

The band was lucky to be able to play many Rent Party events in the past, sharing the stage with many of their friends to contribute to a great cause!

Please check out/contribute/donate to this wonderful organization here.

“Proof of Us” was tracked and mixed by Anders Fransson in his garage studio in South Orange, NJ sometime in 2014 as part of the “Giant Swede” sessions.

Another smashing cover design by Nancy Cook!

The song can be found on Spotify and all other music streaming services:

Also can be downloaded via Bandcamp. (any revenue made will be returned to Rent Party):

Stay tuned….

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DSR Returns With New Releases On SLK Records…..


In October 2020, SLK Records have began sifting through the Dollar Store Riot vaults to find “diamond in the rough recordings” that deserve to see the light of day and and boy did the find some treasures…demos…live cuts…and will be releasing them in various formats moving forward…..


After 3 years since the “Tiny Dirty Houses” EP hit the streets, the “Yeah….Maybe So,” demo, recorded way back in 2012 at MacroSound Studios (RIP) in Union, NJ, is finally released in 2020.

Listen/Download: Spotify. Bandcamp.



Also released in 2020, a riveting demo version of “Party Crashing Swingers”, recorded as part of the “Giant Swede” sessions with our dear friend and recording maestro Anders Fransson in his South Orange, NJ garage studio some time back in 2014.

Listen/Download: Spotify. Bandcamp.

Stay Tuned! More to come from SLK Records!

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Dollar Store Riot – 8/18/17 at The Stanhope House.

Friday Aug 18, 2017

Doors: 6:00 PM (ends at 11:59 PM)

Stanhope House – Main Stage
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ

$12 in advance, $15 cash at the door.

Tickets available on Ticketfly!

$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.

Marc Rizzo & Friends Acoustic Show at Stanhope House – Main Stage

Dollar Store Riot
White-Washed Walls

Buy an advanced ticket at Ticketfly, then R.S.V.P. here on the Facebook Invite! Tell em’ Dollar Store Riot sent you by choosing the Dollar Store Riot button to purchase advanced tickets!

Dollar Store Riot at Crossroads 7/9/17


Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 1 PM – 6 PM


78 North Ave, Garwood, New Jersey 07027
(908) 518-0323

Stay cool with us on a Sunday afternoon at Crossroads – have a couple of the excellent beers on tap, enjoy some tasty cajun food, and listen to a group of excellent bands! THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT so you can bring your kids (but get them some earplugs)!

David Wilson from Miss Ohio

Marry The Sea

Die Cast Cars

Dollar Store Riot

Match Party

Video for Dollar Store Riot’s song “There Were Days” on YouTube now!

Official video for There Were Days — The last track on Dollar Store Riot’s 5 song E.P.

Filmed on location at Smoothtone Studio and around Maplewood, NJ.
Camera work and editing by Julian Brüggemann

Starring Dollar Store Riot:

Thea Kearney – Ld.Vocals/Guitar
Paul J. Haley – Guitar/Vocals
John Ramsburg – Bass/Vocals
Will Kramer – Drums

Brian Boehm – Bass Guitar on Prerecorded audio track

Audio Recorded at Laughing Boy Recording by Tom Lucas
Mastered at APS Mastering by Alex Saltz