Rikki Styxx is an established drummer from Southern California. Having played in bands for over a decade, she has a wealth of experience and recordings to her credit. Currently she drums for Death Valley Girls (Suicide Squeeze Records), and The Two Tens (Man Della Records).
In October 2022, The Night Beats (Cooking Vinyl Label), released “Live from Valentine” in which Rikki played drums on. It was recorded during the pandemic and features a new line-up specific for the release.In September 2022, The Two Tens went into the studio to record with producer Ed Stasium (Ramones, Talking Heads, Motorhead). Be on the lookout for an E.P. release TBA.
In 2019, Rikki joined Death Valley Girls and toured the east coast, mid-west, pacific northwest/west coast and played KEXP Seattle live. Rikki recorded drums for album “Under The Spell Of Joy” released in October of 2020 with Suicide Squeeze Records and toured Europe and USA during the summer of 2022. On February 24, 2013, “Islands in the Sky” will be released and supported by a EU/UK and USA tour.
Past: In October 2019, the high voltage psyche-stoner-punk n’ roll trio, L.A. Machina. “Not Another Teenage Head” was released in December 2019 and “Welcome To The Machina” 7 inch EP was released in the summer of 2020 with Alternative Tentacles Records.
In 2018, The Darts released a 7 inch on Alternative Tentacles Records. The Darts toured Europe in June of 2018 to support the release of that EP. In October, they did a 12 day tour of the US supporting The Damned (UK). On October 31st ’18, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) joined the Darts onstage in San Franscico to play DKs “Halloween”. The Darts also released a 2nd full length album (Alternative Tentacles) in May of 2019 called “I Like You But Not Like That”. Other Darts releases include: full length “ME OW” released September 2017 (Dirty Water Records). The Darts “Running Through Your Lies” and “My Heart Is A Graveyard” 10 inch records (Dirty Water Records) in 2016.
In 2017, The Two Tens recorded a full length album “ON REPEAT” released on Man Della Records in August. During that year, they were also accepted on the 1st round of the FYC for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for the song “Keeping Hope Alive”. In 2016, The Two Tens released their first full length album, “Volume”, on February 22nd on Man Della Records and toured the west coast to promote that album in March. The Two Tens also released videos “Ella Don’t Like my Hat“, “Mean Spirit” and “Life“, premiered on Yahoo Music and The Big Take Over Magazine respectively. In September 2020, The Queers released a split EP, “Cha Cha Cha”, with The Two Tens on ProRawk Records. Songs released include “Gotta Find Something” and Kinks cover song “Till The End Of The Day”. Keep a look out for a new E.P. with a release date in 2023, as The Two Tens recorded with producer Ed Stasium (Ramones, The Replacements, Motorhead, Misfits) in October 2022.
Also in 2016, 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 June 2016, Rikki recorded with LA punk-originator Alice Bag (The Bags 1977, Decline of Western Civilization) for her solo debut album. In 2018, Alice Bags’ second album “Blueprint” was released on Don Giovanni Records. She also recorded drums on featured songs on Alice’s third album “Sister Dynamite”.
2016 was a big musical year when Rikki took a sabbatical from her teaching career to play drums, she played 123 shows, toured 21 states and 9 countries, signed 3 record deals, played with 7 projects, and played on 4 album releases.
Other notable work for Rikki includes: 2015, Palmyra Delran, singles “No Time Like Never” and “Keep Looking”. The Woolly Bandits, album “Woman of Mass Destruction” (Citation, 2009). The Mission Creeps, album “Midnight Blood” (Refractory Records, 2012). Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, played Coachella Festival in 2012.
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RIKKI IS CURRENTLY ENDORSED BY LUDWIG DRUMS, SABIAN CYMBALS, AQUARIAN DRUMHEADS, AND VATER DRUMSTICKS
The Universe by Death Valley Girls
Teenage Head by L.A. Machina
Bullet by The Darts
Love U 2 Death by The Darts
Phantom by The Darts
Brand New Key by The Dollyrots
Scene by The Two Tens ’14
Sweet As Pie by The Two Tens ’14
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The Two Tens on the cover of Performer Magazine
Alice Bag gets a review in Pitchfork Magazine: No Means No
Rikki Styxx interview with Mighty Manfred on “Coolest Conversations” Little Steven’s Underground Garage Sirius XM [link]
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Death Valley Girls (Headline)- Europe June/July 2022
Death Valley Girls (Headline)- USA August 2022
Death Valley Girls (Headline)- USA August 2019
Death Valley Girls (Headline) + The Crocodiles + Kate Clover- PNW/West Coast November 2019
The Darts (Headline) – US 2017
The Darts (Headline) – EU 2017
The Darts (Support) + The Living End, fall tour – US 2017
The Darts (Support) + The Jackets – west coast 2017
The Darts (Headline) + Mean Motor Scooter – southern tour 2017
The Darts (Headline) – EU spring 2018
The Darts (Headline) – EU summer 2018
The Darts (Support) + The Damned- all USA October 2018
The Darts (Headline)- midwest USA March 2019
The Darts @ Punk Rock Bowling Festival – May 2019
The Darts (Headline)- EU Summer 2019
The Darts (Support) + Longshot (Billie Joe Armstrong)- west coast June 2019
The Darts (support) + The Dollyrots- west coast July 2019
The Dollyrots (Support) + Bowling For Soup- Texas April 2018
The Dollyrots (Headline)- Midwest, Texas, West Coast March 2018
The Dollyrots (Support) + The Buzzcocks- west coast June/July 2017
The Dollyrots (Headline)- east coast May 2017
The Dollyrots (Headline) +The Two Tens (Rikki played double duty)- Midwest/Texas/West Coast March 2017
The Dollyrots + The Living End- Midwest September 2017
The Dollyrots (Headline) + Go Betty Go- west coast October 2016
The Dollyrots (Support) + Bowling For Soup, UK February 2016
The Dollyrots (Support) + Bowling For Soup- west coast September 2015
The Two Tens (Support) +The Schizophonics + The Woggles- west coast February 2018
The Two Tens (Support) + The Lillingtons- west coast January 2018
The Two Tens (Headline)- EU December 2016
The Two Tens (Headline)- all USA July-August 2016
The Two Tens (Headline)- all USA March 2016
The Two Tens (Headline- west coast June 2015
Alice Bag (headline), June 2017, Texas tour
Outta Sites (headline), EU 2016
The Woolly Bandits (headline)- EU 2009
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