Midnight Riot Magazine is an online music publication based out of South Jersey, delivering the latest news, reviews, and photo galleries. We’re always excited to discover and share new music, while supporting local and nationally touring artists. Catch us at the following shows:

-We hope everyone is staying safe during this time and cannot wait to be back at concerts-

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Midnight Riot Magazine was created with a passion for emotion, and the family feeling the arts bring. Being from New Jersey, our music and art screams boldness that we are proud of, with a ‘watch me’ attitude that runs deep in our blood. Our main focus is to not only bring light to our local scene, but also to upcoming or touring artists both nationally and internationally.

No matter where you are from, being an artist comes with a heavy crown. The weight is people constantly doubting you and then proving them wrong. We want to be know for being genuine to who we are and where we come from all while continuing to grow and branch out to support artists everywhere.


Our Issue 1 is out now featuring State Champs, Grayscale and more!

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Artist of the Week: (Damn) This Desert Air

New Jersey-based band, (Damn) This Desert Air, delivers an intense sonic boom infused with huge doses of melody. The band is a dense, heavy, effect-laden space rock mixed with melodic post-hardcore. Members of the band include Mike Wolff (guitar), Dan Cav (bass guitar), Craig Cirinelli (microphone), Ti Kreck (drums), and Shawn Reams (guitar and keys). …

The Wrecks’ “I Want My Life Back Now” is an Upbeat Plea at a Second Chance

The Wrecks’ latest single may have the perfect title for a song addressing the common sentiment felt by many during 2020 in light of Covid but front man Nick Anderson has made clear that the single, “is not a Covid-19 cash-grab,” but will likely resonate with many of those who went through a breakup during …

Set Into Motion New EP Release: Something Exciting

New Jersey based pop punk band Set Into Motion has just released their EP ‘Something Exciting’ and we are HERE for it. Hunter Rich (Vocals/Guitar), Jesse Hickman (Vocals/Guitar), and Jake Vanko (Drums) want to make genuine connections with their fans, and consistently have a fun, live show atmosphere. From the moment that first song started …