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About/Bio

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."

press

"Doctor Striker is a heavy pop band... known for their “incisively optimistic” brand of music: an aggressive fusion of party time rock and roll, catchy electronic pop, shredding guitar solos, and nasty industrial bite...they’re rapidly gaining a reputation for themselves as a band that has to be seen live. When you go, you become part of the show."

-Alex Sun Liu, Editor of LEX Talk Music

"Doctor Striker, is an electronic-synth-pop outfit that is reminiscent of that amazing band from Revenge of the Nerds.  [Their] live show is ...out of this world."

 

-Victor Valle

Be assured that, even during a short performance, frontman Paul Richter is gonna croon, yell, do crazy acrobatics and strip in front of everybody, with the most positive attitude and the bolder pauses you can imagine.

-Iman Lababedi

The music is 1980s electro-cool and the group is having fun creating the phenomenal artwork — much in the vein of Gorillaz — that accompanies their feats of accomplishment. And while the superhero style may clash with the everyday life we live, Striker and his crew document in a fun way, what we mortals must endure every day.

-Donna Balancia

Awards

The Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Year Readers Poll (Indie Rock/Pop)

 

 

MUSIC

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

CONTACT DOCTOR STRIKER AT CONTACT@DOCTORSTRIKER.COM