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), L.A. Machina (Alternative Tentacles Records), The Two Tens (Man Della Records), and Alice Bag (In The Red, Don Giovanni Records).
In August of 2019, Rikki joined Death Valley Girls and toured the east coast and midwest. Death Valley Girls also toured to Austin and up the Pacific northwest/west coast in November and played KEXP Seattle live. Rikki recorded drums for the new DVG album slated for October 2020 on Suicide Squeeze Records.
In October 2019, the high voltage psyche-stoner-punk n’ roll trio, L.A. Machina was formed alongside Michelle Balderrama (former Darts member) and Suzi Moon (Civet). “Not Another Teenage Head” was released in December 2019 and “Welcome To The Machina” 7 inch EP will be released in the summer of 2020 on Alternative Tentacles Records. L.A. Machina will tour Europe in July and play Punk Rock Bowling Fest (Vegas) in October 2020. Go to machinaband.com for more details.
PAST: 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. 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.
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. A third album will be released in 2020 with In The Red Records. Stay tuned.
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
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]
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