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 Darts (Phoenix and Los Angeles), The Two Tens (Los Angeles), The Dollyrots (Los Angeles), and Alice Bag (The Bags 77′).

In 2018, The Darts released a 7 inch on Alternative Tentacles Records, releasing the song “Bullet” cowritten by Rikki and Nicole Laurin (lead singer and keys). The Darts toured Europe in June of 2018 and played Sjock Festival in Belgium with The Descendents, Pennywise, The Dwarves, and Turbo Negro. In October, they did a 12 day tour of the US supporting The Damned (UK). On October 31st, 2018, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) joined the Darts onstage in San Franscico to play DKs “Halloween”. The Darts are going into the studio December ’18 to record their third full length album. Rikki was also one of the featured drummer on Alice Bag’s second solo release “Blueprint”.

In 2017, The Two Tens recorded a full length album “ON REPEAT” released on Man Della Records in August. The Darts also recorded a full length album (Dirty Water Records) including new single “Me Ow” released September 2017.

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.

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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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



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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


The Two Tens in Music Connection

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

Gig Dates

March 15, 2020
  • Death Valley Girls play Melted Fest in Columbus OH
    Starts: 4:00 am
    Ends: March 15, 2020 - 5:00 am