Rikki Styxx is an established drummer from Southern California. Having played in bands for a little over a decade, she already has a wealth of experience and recordings to her credit. Currently she drums for The Two Tens with artist Adam Bones (Los Angeles-based Knitting Factory managed band), The Dollyrots (pop-punk band from Los Angeles), The Outta Sites (60s-inspired dance band) and The Darts (all-star female lineup with members of The Love Me Nots and Brainspoon). In 2016, Rikki played 123 shows, toured 21 states and 9 countries, signed 3 record deals, played with 7 projects, and played on 4 album releases. The Two Tens released their first full-lenth album, “Volume”, on February 22nd and toured the west coast to promote that album in March. The Two Tens also released videos “Ella Don’t Like my Hat” and “Life”, premiered on Yahoo Music and The Big Take Over Magazine respectively. Also early in ’16, The Dollyrots released a Live DVD/CD, “Family Vacation: Live in Los Angeles”, on March 11th in which Rikki was the featured drummer. The Dollyrots Live DVD/CD was number 15 on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart in March 2016, soon after it was released. She recorded with LA punk-originator Alice Bag (The Bags 1977, Decline of Western Civilization) for her solo debut album, released in June ’16 and also released a self titled E.P with The Darts, featuring “Take What I Need” and awarded “coolest song of the week” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage in October. To finish the year, The Two Tens are touring Europe in December and are gearing up for a second album to be released in 2017.
PAST: Other recent work for Rikki includes touring the West Coast with NY-based rocker Palmyra Delran in 2014 and 2015, as well as collaborating with Delran on singles “No Time Like Never” and “Keep Looking (featuring Manfred Jones from The Woggles)”. “No Time Like Never” was featured as “Coolest Song in the World” on Little Stephen’s Underground Garage in March 2015. She also supported artist Landon Longard (top 100 of TV series The Voice both 2014 and 2015), in a unique duo called Acoustic Culture, where she plays cajon. An E.P. with Landon Longard was recorded and released in March 2014.
Rikki began drumming in 2003 in Denver, Colorado. She joined the all-female punk band Hate Kate, recording the full-length “It is What You Think It Is”. She joined the Denver City Saltlicks in 2007. In this bluegrass-inspired punk group and played a simple drum set-up of kick, snare, and hi-hat. In 2008, Rikki relocated to California and married professional drummer Dusty Watson (The Sonics, Dick Dale, Agent Orange). She joined the Woolly Bandits, a female-fronted band made up of touring members of the Seeds. With that group, she was featured on the video “Gonna Make it Right” and the album/video Woman of Mass Destruction (Citation, 2009). While with the Bandits, Rikki toured the States, Canada, and Europe. In 2011, Rikki began drumming with The Mission Creeps, a surf/garage punk band from Tucson, Arizona. More videos followed, along with the 2012 album Midnight Blood (Refractory Records). Later that year, she joined L.A. garage band, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, playing both the Coachella Festival and Cavestomp in New York.
Rikki is serious about increasing her drumming skills and knowledge. To that end, she continues her studies with online educators and clinicians, Mike Johnston and JP Bouvet.
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RIKKI IS CURRENTLY ENDORSED BY SABIAN CYMBALS, AQUARIAN DRUMHEADS, AND VATER DRUMSTICKS
Revolution by The Darts (US)
You Got Me by The Darts (US)
Brand New Key by The Dollyrots
Because I’m Awesome by The Dollyrots
Euphoria by Hannah Weintraub
Scene by The Two Tens ’14
Sweet As Pie by The Two Tens ’14
Dreams by The Two Tens ’14
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The Two Tens review of “Volume”
The Two Tens review of “Volume”
The Two Tens on the cover of Performer Magazine
Alice Bag gets a review in Pitchfork Magazine