About Rikki

Rikki Styxx is an established drummer from Southern California. Having played in bands for over a decade, she already has a wealth of experience and recordings to her credit. Currently she drums for The Two Tens (Los Angeles), The Dollyrots (pop-punk band from Los Angeles), The Darts (all-star female lineup with members of The Love Me Nots and Brainspoon), and Alice Bag (’77 punk).

In 2017, The Two Tens and The Dollyrots teamed up to tour the Midwest and Texas.  The Two Tens recorded full length “ON REPEAT” that will be released on Man Della Records in August of 2017. The Darts also recorded a full length album (Dirty Water Records) including new single “Me Ow” slated to hit September 2017. The Darts also toured the south USA, UK, and Europe early of 2017. Be on the lookout for more tour dates, video releases, and new music!!! Big announcements coming soon.

PAST: 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.

Other 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 played 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.

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RIKKI IS CURRENTLY ENDORSED BY SABIAN CYMBALS, AQUARIAN DRUMHEADS, AND VATER DRUMSTICKS

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Videos

Ella Don’t Like My Hat – The Two Tens
Go Right Ahead – The Hives
Figure it Out – Royal Blood
Get Weird – The Dollyrots
Watching Me – The Two Tens
Life – The Two Tens
Rush Out
Sweet as Pie
Use Somebody by Acoustic Culture

Audio

Photos

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Press

Grimy Goods – The 20 Best Female Drummers — By All Means, Badass

The Two Tens review of “Volume”

Examiner – The Two Tens play 60s-style garage rock on ‘Volume’

The Two Tens review of “Volume”

The Two Tens Poke Fun at Life’s Issues with New Punk Album, ‘Volume’ – A Classic

The Two Tens on the cover of Performer Magazine

Alice Bag gets a review in Pitchfork Magazine

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/18231-alice-bag-no-means-no/

The Two Tens in Music Connection

Rikki Styxx interview with Mighty Manfred on “Coolest Conversations” Little Steven’s Underground Garage Sirius XM

Gig Dates

August 20, 2017
  • Alice Bag at Echo Park Riding LA CA
    Starts: 1:00 am
    Ends: August 20, 2017 - 2:00 am

    Location: 1911 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA, United States


    Description:

    Liberty stage 7:10. Load in 6pm. Cymbals, share kick
    Mathew Himes cell 213-925-7137
    Pick up wrist band at taix entrance upon arrival

September 29, 2017
  • The Darts at The Bunkhouse in Las Vegas NV
    Starts: 3:00 am
    Ends: September 29, 2017 - 4:00 am


September 30, 2017
  • The Darts at Elbo Room in San Francisco CA
    Starts: 3:00 am
    Ends: September 30, 2017 - 4:00 am


October 1, 2017
  • The Darts at Old Ironsides Sacramento CA
    Starts: 3:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2017 - 4:00 am


October 3, 2017
  • The Darts at Valley Bar Phoenix AZ
    Starts: 3:00 am
    Ends: October 3, 2017 - 4:00 am


October 29, 2017
  • The Darts at Tempe History Museum Tempe AZ
    Starts: 3:00 am
    Ends: October 29, 2017 - 4:00 am


November 19, 2017
  • The Darts at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans LA
    Starts: 4:00 am
    Ends: November 19, 2017 - 5:00 am


November 21, 2017
  • The Darts at Cobra in Nashville TN
    Starts: 4:00 am
    Ends: November 21, 2017 - 5:00 am


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