News & Shows
June 7 & 8 - Frenchy's Rockaway, Clearwater Beach, FL
Tropical Storm Andrea split town | Come to the beach! | Our only shows in June | 8:30-12:30
New Four Star EP 2013
Here are the working mixes from our upcoming release. Stream them from SoundCloud, while we finish them up.
FREE MP3 downloads
Yes, free! We are offering our entire catalog of songs to you for FREE download while we work on a new storefront. Just go to the Music page and click the FREE MP3 link in each album. The entire album will download as one zip file, which you can open and copy to your iTunes or other music library.
Land of the Lonely on sale in the iTunes Store
We'll also have CDs at all the shows for only $5. The CD version includes a couple covers of songs by Prince and Butch Walker and a few bonus tracks
Best of the Bay 2011!
Thank you all once again for voting FSR best local band in the the bay area in CLs 2011 Reader's Poll!
video from WMNF 88.5 John Lennon Tribute - 10.09.10
video from the WMNF John Lennon Birthday Tribute last Saturday night. Instant Karma recorded by Aaron's flip cam. Great fun as usual! thanks to Flee, Skippers and the 88.5 crew for having us out!
More dates listed on the SHOWS page
Sept 2011:: Best of the Bay - Reader's Poll winner (Best Local Band)
August 2010:: "Tell Me Tomorrow" from the Tonight&Tomorrow album is featured in the promotional video for the 2010 GSUPC Stand Up Paddleboarding Championship.
May 2009:: Florida GRAMMY Semi-Finals FSR was a top 5 semi-finalist for the Recording Academy Florida GRAMMYs.
September 2008:: Nowhere Fast from the Burn So Bright CD is featured in Alex Ranarivelo's film Knuckle Draggers due out in 2009, and a handful of songs from that same record were featured in the independent film Speedland by Leora Chai, which won the award for Best Amateur feature at the 2008 Reel To Reel film festival in July.
February 2008:: BAAMO has included our song "Don't Wanna Know" on thier new CD Comp: Cheatin' Heart: Tales of Lies & Love. We're proud to be included among a list of stellar Bay Area bands found on this record. release, Cheatin' Heart: Tales of Lies & Love is on sale now at:CD BABY, Daddy Kool, & Sound Exchange and coming soon to independent record stores in Tampa & Sarasota.
Relix Music Magazine review December 2007
“Something So Right” is the perfect rock love song. The band’s well executed mix of catchy hooks, sultry vocals and classic rock instrumentals magically lures you to sing along. The song is pleasing enough to listen to on repeat, but the chorus is destined to become engrained in your brain.
in St. Pete Times Weekend / TBT - 02.23.07
click here to read our interview with Julie Garisto of the St. Pete Times.
Tampa Tribune review of Burn So Bright - 01.05.07
by Curtis Ross: With each album, Four Star Riot's melodic pop-rock gets tighter, tougher and more focused. Steve Alex's soul/R&B-oriented solo work has given his vocals a new authority. "Burn So Bright" is Four Star Riot at its best.
"Get What U Give" from the Tonight&Tomorrow CD was featured in the 20th Century Fox film Like Mike 2 which was released on Fox Home Video this summer. It was also picked up by ESPN.
"Been A Long Time" from the Best Things CD was featured in MTV's Made episode 706 "Prom Prince"
In February 2006, we had an incredible experience playing for 15,000 people in our hometown arena. Check out the video from our show at the St. Pete Times Forum opening for Bon Jovi. - click here -
Photos from 97X Next Big Thing 2001 show and 98Rock's Livestock 13 will be posted soon.
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St. Pete Times Forum Feb 2006 (opening for Bon Jovi)
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Harbor Sounds Festival 2008 - Safety Harbor, FL
St. Patty's Day 2008 (O'Keefe's) - Clearwater, FL
Dunedin Blues Festival 2007 - Dunedin, FL
Disturbing The Peace Fest 2007 (Cuban Club - Ybor City)
Florida Music Festival 2007 - Orlando, FL
Skipper's Tampa- 2007 (opening for Mountain)
St. Pete Times Forum - 2006 (opening for Bon Jovi)
SXSW 2005 - Austin, TX
Florida Music Festival 2005 - Orlando, FL
WMNF Heatwave 2005 - Tampa, FL