Thanks to Rocket From the Crypt’s reformation in 2013 and Sonny Vincent’s relentless touring and recording, a rekindled interest in the lost artifact of rock ’n’ roll led John “Swami” Reis to revisit the masters of the joint effort more than a decade after being recorded.
John Reis, (aka Speedo or Swami) talks about the state of Rocket from the Crypt ahead of two Pacific Northwest dates.
(CBS Seattle) — While sex-invoking soul music has been the epitome of the King Khan & The Shrines catalog, the band’s latest full-length album, Idle No More, pushes the music in several different directions. The instigator for the changes […]
The teasing is over for the strong, dedicated — incredibly anxious — fan base of San Diego’s soul-punk-“you name it” band Rocket from the Crypt. Frontman Speedo (also known as John Reis) announced via Facebook and Swami Records (his record label) that the hiatus is over and the band will be playing five shows in Europe.
San Diego-based, brass-blaring rock ‘n’ roll ensemble Rocket from the Crypt has been teasing fans for weeks through a series of Facebook pictures that all but confirm the band’s seven-year absence from the club circuit is coming to an end. The latest image shows the band’s infamous rocket logo launching from San Diego into five European countries.