Electronic press kit
Imagining a sonic world that diverged from our own in 1991, Doctor Striker shreds and roars over heavy beats, guitar riffs, bass lines, and synth hooks. He brings the classical and punk worlds together with training and discipline to electronic pop to create a political, personal and incisively optimistic brand of music.
Doctor Striker's lyrics, brutally simple in the punk tradition, are inspired by his upbringing in recession-battered metro Detroit and subsequent life in Oakland, California. His formal training in economics and history at the University of Michigan bring an uncommon depth and historical context. Doctor Striker exclaims: "If you fight the man, you are the man If I'm rich, no one can touch me. / If I'm rich, I am the law. / But I'm poor, I don't care. / I am poor, I am free."
Doctor Striker teamed up with Guinevere Q, Chris Meeder, and Young Sun for the live shows to create a full sensory, theatrical live experience. He crawls across the floor shredding and chanting while Guinevere plays the bass and climbs tables. Chris frantically shreds and fills the sound with his tones. Young Sun drives the drums.
Doctor Striker is celebratory and critical, insightful but ecstatic. By committing to a pop ethos, he avoids joining the half-baked rocker-philosopher tradition. Indeed, if Doctor Striker believes in anything, it's in the eternal truth of heavy riffs. Though he's not shy about his vision of utopia:
"Going in to work / We party till it hurts / Sleeping at the desk. / Dream, Party, Rest."
The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Year Readers Poll (Indie Rock/Pop)
DOCTOR STRIKER IS PLAYING
Headlining Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, January 27th
Headlining Molly Malone's in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, February 15th
The Blacklight District Lounge in Long Beach, CA on Friday, February 16th
The Adventureland Ballroom in Portland, OR on Friday, March 2nd
Musically at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA on Saturday, March 3rd
Funhouse in Seattle, WA on Saturday, March 3rd
Headlining The Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA on Saturday, March 10th
The Redwood Bar in Los Angeles, CA, on Wednesday, April 25th
Headlining Bar Fluxus in San Francisco, CA on Friday, April 27th
Grinds Vines and Automobilia in Morgan Hill, CA on Saturday, May 5th
Millennium Fandom Bar in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, May 27th
Headlining The Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA on Friday, June 1st
El Verano Inn in Sonoma, CA on Saturday, June 2nd
The X-Bar in Cupertino, CA on Saturday July 7th
The Caravan Lounge in San Jose, CA on Friday, July 20th
The Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, August 18th