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Group Sounds (Limited Edition)
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Live From Camp X-Ray (Limited Edition)
$28.14
Scream Dracula Screa
$9.16
State of the Art Is on Fire / Plays M...
$17.33
R.I.P.
$9.50
Hot Charity/Cut Carefully and Play Loud
$39.98
Name of the Band Is Rocket From the C...
$6.73
Circa Now
$59.00
All Systems Go, Vol. 3
$8.81
All Systems Go
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Fan Reviews

Scott
October 19th 2023
Best live band in the business.
Philadelphia, PA@
Underground Arts
A
January 16th 2022
Just awesome!
Los Angeles, CA@
The Echoplex
A
January 16th 2022
One of the best Rocket shows I’ve ever been to. Alex’s is such a nice small venue to see them. And El Paraíso, across the street was a memorable end to the night.
Long Beach, CA@
Alex's Bar
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About Rocket From the Crypt

Pledging to never play a venue with a stage, singer/guitarist John Reis formed San Diego's Rocket from the Crypt in the summer of 1990 after becoming disillusioned with the hardcore punk band he was in called Pitchfork. Joining with then-current Rocketeers bassist Petey X and guitarist N.D., in addition to departed drummer Sean and backing vocalist Elaina, Reis and company released Paint As A Fragrance in 1991.

Though the album caused a lot of people to take notice, a lineup change ensued; Atom Willard became the drummer, and Apollo 9, a Reis drinking buddy who played sax in high school, joined as saxophonist. After the successful independent Circa: Now! was released on Cargo Records in 1992, a major-label bidding war resulted in Rocket from the Crypt signing with Interscope Records (in addition to Reis' other band, Drive Like Jehu, which features another former Pitchfork member, Rick Froberg). Interscope then re-released Circa: Now! in 1993, and the single "Ditch Digger" spent some time in MTV's Buzz Bin. Eventually, a sixth member -- JC 2000 on trumpet -- was added in 1994, which preceded the release of a new 10" record, The State Of Art Is On Fire, in 1995.

By the end of the year, the group released its most acclaimed album to date, Scream, Dracula, Scream. RFTC followed in 1998, and Group Sounds was issued on Vagrant in early 2001. Rocket from the Crypt was a rock & roll machine throughout the early 2000s. Their garage punk style was as fresh as those following the punk revival trend. In 2002, Rocket from the Crypt emerged with the raucous, rowdy sounds of Live From Camp X-Ray. Then, after 16 years of playing together, Rocket from the Crypt played their farewell show in San Diego on Halloween 2005.
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Genres:
Punk
Band Members:
Speedo, Ruby Mars, Apollo 9. JC 2000, Notorious ND, Atom, Petey X
Hometown:
San Diego, California

No upcoming shows
Send a request to Rocket From the Crypt to play in your city
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Live Photos of Rocket From the Crypt

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Merch (ad)

Group Sounds (Limited Edition)
$23.98
Live From Camp X-Ray (Limited Edition)
$28.14
Scream Dracula Screa
$9.16
State of the Art Is on Fire / Plays M...
$17.33
R.I.P.
$9.50
Hot Charity/Cut Carefully and Play Loud
$39.98
Name of the Band Is Rocket From the C...
$6.73
Circa Now
$59.00
All Systems Go, Vol. 3
$8.81
All Systems Go
$7.95

Fan Reviews

Scott
October 19th 2023
Best live band in the business.
Philadelphia, PA@
Underground Arts
A
January 16th 2022
Just awesome!
Los Angeles, CA@
The Echoplex
A
January 16th 2022
One of the best Rocket shows I’ve ever been to. Alex’s is such a nice small venue to see them. And El Paraíso, across the street was a memorable end to the night.
Long Beach, CA@
Alex's Bar
View More Fan Reviews

About Rocket From the Crypt

Pledging to never play a venue with a stage, singer/guitarist John Reis formed San Diego's Rocket from the Crypt in the summer of 1990 after becoming disillusioned with the hardcore punk band he was in called Pitchfork. Joining with then-current Rocketeers bassist Petey X and guitarist N.D., in addition to departed drummer Sean and backing vocalist Elaina, Reis and company released Paint As A Fragrance in 1991.

Though the album caused a lot of people to take notice, a lineup change ensued; Atom Willard became the drummer, and Apollo 9, a Reis drinking buddy who played sax in high school, joined as saxophonist. After the successful independent Circa: Now! was released on Cargo Records in 1992, a major-label bidding war resulted in Rocket from the Crypt signing with Interscope Records (in addition to Reis' other band, Drive Like Jehu, which features another former Pitchfork member, Rick Froberg). Interscope then re-released Circa: Now! in 1993, and the single "Ditch Digger" spent some time in MTV's Buzz Bin. Eventually, a sixth member -- JC 2000 on trumpet -- was added in 1994, which preceded the release of a new 10" record, The State Of Art Is On Fire, in 1995.

By the end of the year, the group released its most acclaimed album to date, Scream, Dracula, Scream. RFTC followed in 1998, and Group Sounds was issued on Vagrant in early 2001. Rocket from the Crypt was a rock & roll machine throughout the early 2000s. Their garage punk style was as fresh as those following the punk revival trend. In 2002, Rocket from the Crypt emerged with the raucous, rowdy sounds of Live From Camp X-Ray. Then, after 16 years of playing together, Rocket from the Crypt played their farewell show in San Diego on Halloween 2005.
Show More
Genres:
Punk
Band Members:
Speedo, Ruby Mars, Apollo 9. JC 2000, Notorious ND, Atom, Petey X
Hometown:
San Diego, California

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